Last Wednesday it was time for, a ‘public holiday’. Jeroen was free, so we could go out to our village and discover some new places. Wednesday the 11th of December the sultan of Selangor celebrated his birthday. Unfortunately, we weren’t invited, so we went to the Chocolate Museum Kuala Lumpur instead.
Malaysia has a lot of public holidays throughout the year. This is ideal because these days Jeroen is free and we often try to combine this with a long weekend. Because of this, we have become very creative in planning holidays. For example, in May just by taking one day off, we can go on holiday for five days to another city. By the way, everyone here loves public holidays and now that we are coming at the end of the year, the days off for the coming year are discussed everywhere. The disadvantage is that it’s often very busy on the road and at the airport because everyone leaves at the same time.
At the end of the museum, there is a shop with all kinds of chocolate brands. From Toblerone and Lindt to Danson and Fidani. I was already salivating and didn’t know where to look anymore. Brownie with caramel, matcha, cookies and cream and Hershey’s. Meanwhile, they announced that the demo was about to start.
We run to the window for the best place. No, there were maybe six other people with a length of 1 meter 30 so we could look out over everyone. During the demo, two employees showed how the handmade Malaysian chocolate is made. The woman did the talking and was hilarious. I don’t think we’ve ever experienced such a funny Malaysian. In the end, we were allowed to taste the just made bonbon and it was delicious!
After this, it was time for shopping and then we could go back home with our bags full of chocolate. Meanwhile, it was stormy and the streets were slowly filling up with water again. Often it is more difficult to get a Grab then, but after fifteen minutes of waiting, we were sitting dry in the car. In the Netherlands, you walk this distance or maybe you take the bike. We didn’t, we adapted well to the lifestyle here in Malaysia. You shouldn’t think about getting wet, or even worse your chocolate!