This morning Mitch and I went for a short run and then had breakfast around our hotel. Afterwards, we went outside and I took a few pictures from the roof of the parking garage. In the image above, you can see the greenery and the mountains in the distance. Below, you can see the shanty town behind the hotel. I wonder where those people were living before the hotel was built? I wonder who they are, what they do, and why they live as they do? Blatant income inequality has always made me sad, and this is no exception.
After a bit of exploring Seremban, we decided to take the train into KL. I’ll spare you the details of our adventures because they weren’t that exciting, but we did find a really interesting botanical garden.
What made this park interesting is that everything looked (and probably was) manmade. The rocks didn’t look or feel real, the steps didn’t look or feel real, the trees were obviously not natural (because this was a botanical garden, after all), and there was an enclosure of mouse deer and some other non-North American species of deer. Yup, an enclosure. Who feeds those poor babies? We weren’t sure if the lake was manmade or natural, either.
The park was really pretty, though, once we got over the deer and the fake rock. There were a few really cool trees, including a Brazil nut tree – that was huge. Green spaces in the midst of cities are always pretty.