After having spent 1,5 days in Kuala Lumpur so far, I've decided that this isn't Asia. There isn't any of the chaos, the weird looks, the tons and tons of people, the big differences in old & new, the lights and sounds that I am used to in random other Asian cities (Bangkok, Shanghai, Tokyo - to name a few).
Of course, it's also not Europe. Something in between, though I'm not sure what.
Or I've just been looking in the wrong places so far, I hope to discover that during the rest of the week.