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Kuala Lumpur (aka KL) is the capital and largest city of Malaysia. We landed in KL late in the night and by the time we got to the hotel in Bukit Bintang its almost morning. With just over 2 hours of sleep we head straight to the Petronas towers to visit the sky bridge. Entrance to the sky bridge is free and people start queuing up from 7am. They only allow about 1600 people to go up each day.
The towers look very majestic and although its essentially the world headquarters of the Petronas corporation its a major tourist spot. Each tower is 88 floors tall and the sky bridge is on floors 41 and 42. It is as high as tourists can go.
The sky bridge is supposedly not attached to the towers, but is instead designed to slide in and out of the towers to prevent it from breaking during high winds.
Interesting detail on the cieling
The sky bridge visit office is not open yet and there are almost 500 people already waiting
View from the sky bridge
The area around the water body is very popular with tourists in the evening
We are given 15 minutes to enjoy the views.
A view of the crowds waiting at the Sky bridge visitor center
The Suria KLCC shopping mall
Cheesecake and Pancakes
As we were descending down the elevator, Meera noticed that you could see one of the towers from the mall ceiling, she goes back on the elevator to get this shot
You just can get any vegetarian food here.
After a sandwich at Subway, we try some local dessert
Quite a spread at many of the food stalls there
This is a Chinese medicine store, They had a large shark fin on display. Among other things on sale were dried seahorses, dried privates of several animals, shark fins, bird nests, caterpillar fungus and plenty more that we couldn't recognize
A lady approaches me to take her picture (with her camera)
After an exhausting day we return to our hotel late in the afternoon. I photograph the KL tower in the fading light. Its where we are going next.
The view of the Petronas from KL tower
I didn't bring my tripod so I get a lot of nice and blurry shots. But I dont miss the tripod, the reflections on the glass from the stores behind are terrible. Its very difficult to get a decent shot of the KL skyline from here without all the stray light and reflections on the glass
There was a binoculars fixed there for viewing, we stick Meera's camera in it and get this shot
This should give you an idea of how the KL skyline looks after the Sun is down. Please bear with the camera shake and the reflections on the glass pane
The view of the KL tower from outside
Now be bombarded with a lot of pictures of the Petronas towers (again) after sun down
You cant leave without getting a picture like this
Another shot of the KL tower, we were there just an hour ago
We choose to try the monorail
Bukit Bintang is 2 stops away and we hop in
People are watching a street performance at Bukit Bintang. The performer was playing "The lonely Shepherd" on the pan flute beautifully
People gather at a musical concert next to Pavilion Mall
Its late in the night. Meera is already asleep. The KL tower was looking beautiful in the night and I wake up to get some photos
People are walking up and down the streets all night at Bukit Bintang
A shot of the twin towers I got from the air while returning from Kota Kinabalu
We try the Ekspress from KL international airport to Sentral. Its fast and covers the distance in 28 minutes and costs 35RM per head