We are a middle-aged couple who are very young at heart (and in great health). We have decided to go to New Zealand mid-Jan. to end of Feb. The stop off is the problem. We have covered Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok. We were thinking that all that remains from the UK is really Kuala Lumpar. We have covered Australia and do not want to stop off in LA. We want to stop off about half way to New Zealand. The problem is that the stop off in KL is costing around £600 more for some reason (between the two of us). I am not sure that KL is really a place that I would enjoy. We do not like shopping. We enjoy restaurants, bars and during the day parkland and monuments etc...We did not enjoy Hong Kong too much. We also enjoy some open space and the odd museum. I have not booked yet as i am wondering if KL is really for us and perhaps just stop off again at Bangkok which is a fascinating place. So what has Kl to offer except for shopping. We would be stopping for three days each way. This makes it a bit less expensive than choosing two different cities. But I nornally hate to visit a city twice as my time is running out (age wise)! Too much still to see.