Tuesday, December 06, 2005
KL at Dawn
K and I just got back from Gamecon1 at Kuala Lumpur. We didn't get to see much of KL itself, being stuck in the convention hall all day, and the rest of the time shopping for Christmas presents in the aptly named Megamall. In fact, I think we barely breathed KL's air in the 2 days we were there.
What struck me about KL was that it moves at a different - slower - pace than Singapore. The attrition of the traffic jams, the more relaxed pace at which people move, are all a bit alien to the Singaporean need for efficiency.
The other thing that struck me was that people (as in, the service industry) are, in general, more polite, and nicer. Genuinely nicer. There are the usual share of grouchy, curt, and rude people - but then again, you get those in Singapore as well, and there are less fake smiles going around.