Sunday, September 28, 2014

MY TWIN TOWERS - PETRONAS TWIN TOWERS, MALAYSIA

Of course no visit to Kuala Lumpur is complete without a visit to the Petronas Twin Towers. I have been in and out of there many times, at various levels and times of the day and I have always enjoyed those visits. 

Shopping at the towers is great and I have found items which I would not have gotten anywhere else. Eating at the towers is great too, though more exclusive and more expensive, unless you just visit one of the food stalls. 

Getting a ticket to walk the bridge is A MUST!! I always reserve mine online, so I don't have to stand in line and run the risk of the tickets being sold out. Last visit I timed my visit to the bridge so I can do "sunset" from the bridge and got lucky!  


And I have recently done the visit to the Viewing Deck on the 86th Floor, which is truly awesome! 

I also do enjoy walking in the park in front of the towers and enjoy the ever changing views from there during the daytime. Though recently there was a lot of construction going on and parts of the park were closed. Night time is of course also one of my favourites and the water fountains in front of the towers offer some great photo opportunities. 













Wednesday, September 3, 2014

MY BEST VIEWS - MENARA/KUALA LUMPUR TOWER

Of course I have been to the Menara, the Kuala Lumpur tower. It's a must when in the city and I have been up the tower on every visit. 

I usually take it day by day until I see that the weather is perfect (means for me: no clouds, no rain) and I typically visit in the morning hours. 

I have never taken public transport but have walked to the tower from wherever I was, which gives me another nice route to explore. 

The last bit is the most sweaty one, up the steep hill. But there is a shuttle which will take you up the last bit, if you wait by the entrance. 

While the Observation Deck is nice to visit and about half the price, I do enjoy the Open Deck the most. The price of 99 RM was steep, but absolutely worth it. You almost have the platform to yourself, since most people will not want to pay the higher price. For "view fetishists" like myself it is just awesome to be out on the open platform at 300 meters above the ground. I had to sign a special paper though before going up, waving any legal claims in case I jumped! 

The Observation Deck is nice too, but you will view through the coloured glass and with the beams blocking some of your views. The shops are also located on this floor at 276 meters above the ground. 

It's a nice experience and I am looking forward to doing it again.
 






Tuesday, September 2, 2014

MY POSTCARD VIEW OF KUALA LUMPUR - LAKE TITIWANGSA

It's a nice break from shopping and walking along high rise buildings in Kuala Lumpur! Lake Titiwangsa is a beautiful and relaxing spot and offers the best view of Kuala Lumpur's skyline reflecting in the waters of the lake. 

I took a nice ride through the city with the monorail and got out at the last stop - Titiwangsa. From there, I walked on a not so nice path along highways and fly-overs, through a few pedestrian tunnels, using my phone's GPS. It's really just a short walk, always focusing on the National Art Gallery, from where the lake is just a few minutes to the North. 

Like the Lake Gardens, Lake Titiwangsa is a good way to cool off in the otherwise hot city of Kuala Lumpur. Bringing some food and drinks and of course camera equipment along with a good sun-block is essential for spending a nice and relaxing half-day in the city.