KUALA LUMPUR: Benjamin Holst, the notorious traveller with one swollen leg, has been spotted panhandling here.
The 32-year-old German, who is known worldwide as a professional beggar, depends on the generosity of locals to fund his travelling and partying lifestyle and is said to have arrived here on March 2 by train from Singapore.
His recent social media posts showed him enjoying the night-life, food and scenery of Bukit Bintang and Penang island.
“Time for cheaper girls and beach,” he wrote in one post depicting his journey from Kuala Lumpur to Penang.
For the past three years, the controversial figure, who suffers from a rare form of localised gigantism called Macrodystrophia lipomatosa that has caused his left leg to be severely swollen, has been seen begging on the streets of Thailand, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Cambodia and Indonesia.
His Facebook page is filled with photos bragging about his exploits in these countries.
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