From art to archery

The cool of the Islamic Art Museum.

The Islamic Art Museum is a haven of cool and peace in the midst of a humid, bustling KL day.

We got ourselves a little tangled up on the way to the Museum and the boys were reaching a sweaty boiling point after a run around a playground in the nearby park. So the calm, white halls of the museum came as a blessed relief. The displays were fascinating and benefited from not being too large or complicated. Declan was particularly taken with the knives and swords and we all loved the absolutely beautiful books.

A book, a lovely book.

But all too soon it was time to venture out again. Our plan to catch a taxi crumbled to nothing as the nearby National Mosque disgorged thousands of men. So we walked for miles and then finally caught the monorail. We were once again all hot and bothered by the time we reach Low Yat Plaza and fed our inner geeks on a smorgasbord of as much technology as you can imagine. We ended up buying almost nothing, even though we’d given the boys a budget. While there was a huge range of stuff, it was the same sort of things you’d see in a department store back home, just with better prices. I had hoped for more variety and strange things but I think the plaza is a level too up-market for that.


So we crossed over the road to the Berjaya Times Square Mall. This little piece of Las Vegas in KL has a giant indoor roller coaster as well as a whole pile of other amusements. The one we’d come for was an indoor archery range. We had a great time, now channelling our inner Hunger Games instead of geek, shooting at targets. The boys improved demonstrably in the course of the best part of an hour of shooting. Callum in particular was getting a nice cluster of arrows around the bullseye.

And then that was it for KL apart from the mundane, sweaty technical stuff of making our way to the airport where we now sit awaiting our flight home.

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