Well, this document is titled a Grand Day Out To Australia, but here is a section on Malaysia. Why? - I made an 8 day stopover on the way back to England in Malaysia, to get a taste of South East Asia. I was planning to make it a slightly longer trip, and take a quick look at Thailand as well, but I spent too much time in Australia, and the airline had technical problems on the way from Sydney to KL, delaying us by a further day
My first stop in Malaysia was KL, or Kuala Lumpar, but after Sydney I found KL unbearably hot. I got out of the airport, left most of my cold weather clothing in left luggage, and got in a taxi to Chinatown. McDonalds beckoned, and I sat down to read my Lonely Planet. 20 minutes later, I got on a bus to the Cameron Highlands.