tropics and start again somewhat refreshed. The same applies to the up train. It arrives at 6.45 a.m. and leaves for Penang at 8 a.m., and breakfast is served on it, so that there is ample time for a bath and even for a run in a rikisha to see something of Kuala Lumpur. The station hotel is on the same side of the station as the European quarter, and the traveller should leave the station on the hotel side, for if he leaves it on the other side he may very well lose his way in the town. To see something of Kuala Lumpur between trains, take a rikisha from under the hotel porch and start off to the left up the hill, leaving the railway bridge on the left, and keep right on down Damansara Road. A few minutesa run brings you to the Museum, on the right, on a bank above the road, and going past it, for it is too early or too late to look in, bear right-handed and in between the pillars of the entrance to the Gardens. Keeping straight on, you have the lake on the left and the hill on the right, whilst all before and around you a series of most lovely views takes up the morning or the evening light. Continuing straight on, you begin to climb a hill, up which runs an avenue of splendid palms ending at the Lake Club. Turn to the right at the plant house, and by a winding road, still in the Gardens, arrive at the meeting of several roads known as Seven Dials. From this
you plunge straight on down hill, and reach the level crossing.
On the right here is the Empire Hotel and the rest-house. On the left is the A n g 1 i c a n Church.
Swinging to the right along the railway, you pass behind the Selangor Club, opposite
which, on the Malay Mosque, Kuala Lumpur, other side of the Padang
(recreation ground), is that fine block of Government offices, on the river, which are beautiful in the bright light of early morning, but more beautiful at night under the soft-toned glow of electric light. Passing between the Club and the railway line and continuing round the Padang, the building on the right is the Chartered Bank. Round its comer you swing to the right, and crossing the railway by a bridge, dip down from that to the railway station again. This circular run of 2J miles, with one person in the rikisha, should not take more than 35 minutes. You will have seen the best part of Kuala Lumpur. It is always possible, of course, to telegraph from Penang or Singapore, before arrival, to Kuala Lumpur, and have a motor awaiting you at the station if you prefer something more comfortable and speedier than a rikisha, and wish to cover more ground.
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