I Always Fail To Cross the Petronas Twin Tower Bridge!
Eventhough I was in Kuala Lumpur for such a longer time than a regular tourist visit, I am really sad that I fail to cross the connecting bridge between the Petronas Twin Towers. It is not only once that I have tried to be in the place, not twice but three times trying to be able to get a ticket so I can be one of those to experience the thrilling feeling of crossing such a high bridge connecting the famous twin towers but I had no luck. The ticket is actually free but everyday there is a limit on the number of people to go up there and be allowed to cross. There are many tourists from all around the world waiting from as early as before six in the morning simply to be included in the quota of crossers. I never had this perseverance. So bad! Lesson learned: Come for the ticket at five in the morning at my fourth try! [more]
Kuala Lumpur-Worth a View
Malaysia-Worth a View
Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia and one that is definitely worth visiting because it is delightful and quaint. The reason why I love this city so much because it has an exotic blend of old and new architecture and touring the city has been a constant source of intrigue and adventure to me. Other than the architecture, for those of us who love to laze around a sunny beach then Kuala Lumpur could be described as the ideal spot in an unspoilt setting - the sun,sea,sand and wild night-life make for a heady mixture and you will probably need another holiday to relax from this one.
Kuala Lumpur is one of the most modern cities in the world and has something that would appeal to all ages and groups. Things to look out for when Malaysia is the inexpensive local food, authentic Malaysian style shopping and stunning religious monuments and temples-a photographer’s dream.
My tips of where to go whilst in the capital city is to visit Bukit Bintang(alight at Bukit Bintang Monorail Station for this) and Sungei Wang Shopping Area : a local Malaysian styled shopping centre.
Things to look for in this shopping area are shoes, trendy apparels, fashionable handbags,accessories,jewellery items,watches and inexpensive food. Also remember you must bargain – remember to ask for the price and then disagree. Ask for a further reduction and the final purchase could be as much as 50% below the original price. If not successful at the first attempt pretend to walk away as you will find another vendor that’s hawking the same item down the street.
You must sample the local cuisine in traditional Malaysian style sold in open air hawker food stalls along Bukit Bintang. But do remember that they only open at night.
I was tempted by dishes like barbeque stingray fish,other types of fish like shell fish,squid, prawns and crab-meat in a local Sambal Chilli Sauce; fried oyster and eggs,satay(lamb or chicken kebabs) and of course the very famous beef noodle which is simply delicious. Its a dish which uses a unique style of noodles that is eaten together with a specially concocted black beef sauce. I promise you will love it.
Don’t be misled they also serve western styled fresh seafood and sizzling beefsteaks and they have the usual McDonalds and KFC as well.
Also don’t miss the opportunity to visit Petronas Twin Tower by night as it is the tallest building in the world. If you have young kids then, outside the KLCC mono-rail station take them to the open-air water theme playground with fancifull water-works, fountains and water splashes.
If you are not satiated by all this and the kids not exhausted then alight at Imbi Monorail Station and try out the roller coaster tracks taking up to 10 levels of air space in Berjaya Times Square. Both young and old alike will love the roller coaster rides, games stalls, machines, flying spaceships, cinemas and much more. [more]
Watch the bridge move!
Because the bridge is made of steel and is placed between two steel structures, it actually expands during the day and contracts at night! So the bridge is always moving and changing in size. This movement is too small to feel just by standing there, but I would recommend bringing with you a bottle of water and setting it down on the floor of the bridge. You will be able to see the water move and know that you too are swaying, ever so slightly, 42 levels above ground!! This is a little gimmicky and I'm sure many other building are designed like that, but I thought it was a cool trick -- just to add to the things you can do on that small bridge! [more]
The Petronas tower in Malyasia is one of the most fascinating buildings in KL. This tower was even used for a movie with Sean Connery. Located in the heart of the city you can get a perfect view of the city. After you had a look on the whole city, you can continue with a shopping tour in the huge shopping mall underneath the building. In this underground mall, the first indoor rollercoaster was built. However, there is a really long queue for the lift up to the tower. Therefore I recommend to use the communication tower. price: 20 ringit = ca.3,60€ [more]
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