I must admit, we only came to Kuala Lumpur to see one thing, the Petronas Towers. We were already in neighboring Singapore and a train could get us there in half a day. Before we left, I photocopied some maps out of a library book on Malaysia. I also brought directions I got online for the few sights in Kuala Lumpur. From the train station, we took a taxi to a hotel we had reserved right next to the towers.
Maverick loved KLCC Park
City view from KL Tower
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Suria KLCC Shopping Mall
This mega complex (1.5 million sq. feet) shopping mall was intense. Located at the base of the Petronas Towers as well, it has 6 floors, mostly luxury and fashionable shops, cafes, restaurants, a 12 screen cinema, a concert hall, art galleries, etc. The center of the complex is a circle completely open on all levels with a massive sky window where you see the towers above.
Petronas Towers and the sky bridge
Petronas Towers from the KL Tower
Petronas Towers at night
These towers were the world�s tallest buildings from 1998 to 2004 until the Taipei 101 was finished. But, they are still the tallest twin towers in the world. The Petronas Towers skybridge between the 41st and 42nd floors is a big tourist attraction. The bridge is open to visitors but the top of the towers is not. To walk the bridge is free but it is limited to a set number of people per day and you must show up early to get the tickets. Unfortunately, the day we set aside to keep open for a visit, I slept in�missing the cut-off.
This is a 17 acre park underneath the towers with walking paths, a big fountain, wading pools and a playground for kids. The biggest plaza seemed to be the cities big hangout as it was always full of people. This plaza was adjacent to the Suria KLCC shopping mall as well.
We walked our way to this sight, after loosing our chance to go on the sky bridge. This tower is one of the tallest communication towers in the world. Here we paid to go to the top observation deck to get a very high view of the city. This is actually a better view than from the sky bridge anyway, they say.
Located in a old 2 story building used to sell meats and vegetables, this market is now full of arts, handicrafts, clothing, local products and lots of affordable souvenirs. There are two levels, both full of stalls selling everything you don�t need. I thought this was one of the better flea-markets I�ve been to, where we actually bought a few things.
Enjoying a view of the Towers from KLCC Park
Suria KLCC Shopping Mall
Another view of KL
Outdoor kids pool
Another big site off the list!