Saturday, November 07, 2009

Kualu Lumpur, Malaysia

Kualu Lumpur, Malaysia - 7th November 2009

Kualu Lumpur is much cleaner than I expected, I thought it would be more dirty like Bangkok, but at least the area we are in is more like Singapore in it's cleansliness. Today we explored the area around the the Petronas towers, there is a huge shopping mall under it called KLCC (Kualu Lumpur City Centre), To go up the Petronas towers to the skydeck is free but there are a very limited number of tickets available. 40 per 15 minutes from 9am - 8pm, so you need to queue early in the morning to get a time slot and the return at your allocated time, all sold out for today.

Me Outside The Petronas Towers

The Fountains At Front Of Petronas Towers

The Petronas Towers

The Petronas Towers

Bridge Between Petronas Towers

We then walked up to the tourist information centre which used to be the british army base in the second world war and the original site of the Malaysian Parliment. There does not seem to be much to do as a tourist if your not interested in shoping. Next to the tourist information is a chocolate factory which was free to visit and had the most fantastic displays made of chocolate.

Chocolate Dragons

Tourist Centre

Cart Outside Tourist Centre

Next we took the monorail a couple of stops to Bukit Bintang.

Kualu Lumpur Monorail

Had a walk around Bukit Bintang, not a lot except shops here, so stopped for a quiet beer and enjoying watching the lively streets.

Bukit Bintang

Started to walk back to the hotel and as we got to the Petronas Towers, the heavens opened and a massive downpour and thunderstorm started. The Petronas Towers were struck by lightning as we were standing next to them, it was so bright and loud. We too shelter and waiting before finally braving the last 200 metre dash to the hotel. Ventured out again in the evening and found an indonesian resturant fr some food.

The Petronas Towers

The Petronas Towers

The Petronas Towers At Night


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