How we spent a day in Kuala Lumpur
Another day, another trip to a SE Asian city. This time we went on a 2 day trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The city is great, but as always it was quite the challenge to be plastic-free when on the move. Thankfully, we took our reusable water bottles with us, so that saved us from a lot.
As you can imagine, there’s plastic everywhere. Straws, bags, cutlery. You name it.
We got there early in the evening, so had a shower and went out to explore and have dinner. We found this cute little local place (also pretty cheap) and the food was delicious.
Off to bed and an early wake-up call to try to see the twin towers without any other tourists. We got there around 7:45am and there was absolutely no one. We stopped for a local breakfast right after and that’s where we got our first plastic straw.
Ordered a coffee and really didn’t think about it so by the time we noticed it was already there. It happens and as much as we hated it at the time, nobody is perfect and all we can do is learn from it.
Then we went off to Chinatown and since we don’t know how to stay still, we set ourselves a challenge – How much can you eat for 17 ringgit? (3.5 euros)
Answer: A lot.
The real challenge was how to get all those snacks plastic free? To be honest, we got a few plastic bags. We did try to reuse them for as many snacks as possible but it got to a point where it wasn’t the most hygienic option.
What we did instead was bring all those extra bags with us back to Bali, so we can reuse them as much as possible and then recycle them.
In summary, Kuala Lumpur is a great city that we can’t wait to go back to and also, it’s difficult to be 100% plastic free in these situations. All we can do is be mindful and make the most of it.