The Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur.


Catching up on my "backblogs". Went to Kuala Lumpur last November of 2010 but wasn't able to blog about it.




My family and I were already in Singapore so we simply had to take the bus to get to Kuala Lumpur. But since we only decided to go at the very last minute, we had an "Amazing Race" experience trying to beat everyone for the last few tickets left for sale.






Plus, it was some kind of holiday so there were no available tickets for our return the next day. This made our Kuala Lumpur trip expensive --- almost S$100 per person just to spend 2 hours in Malaysia. But we thought, "What the heck!" and went along this impulsive trip. I love my family ;)




The bus was actually comfortable. We were served meals and had our own tv screens to keep us busy during the long ride.  We also occupied the whole last row of the bus so we were elevated and above everyone else.




Here's a very important tip for all tourists doing the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur route --- bring your return airline ticket! No one in our group thought of bringing their Singapore-Philippines ticket and were almost denied entry to Malaysia. Good thing I brought copies (and you ask me why my bag is so heavy all the time.. Better bring everything guys!)  After being cleared by Immigration, we stopped at a rest area.




It was my first time to see cigarette packs with graphic warnings on them (i.e. photo of smokers' lungs).  I never smoked so I found it really gross.




We went to the stores to see what souvenirs they sold. My mom tried on hijabs, which are veils Muslim women use to cover their hair and neck.




After hours of bus ride going through mountains and trees, we finally saw... A billboard! Civilization at last!










It still took around 45 minutes before we reached the heart of Kuala Lumpur.  As our bus went around the corner, I got a glimpse of the Petronas Towers and felt excited. Just a photo with this landmark will make our trip to Kuala Lumpur worth it for me!




The Petronas Towers are the tallest twin towers in the world.  It even surpassed the former World Trade Towers in New York. On the 41st and 42nd floors between the towers is a walkway called the Skybridge.




We went to see if we could get tickets to the Skybridge. Unfortunately, tickets for the whole day were already sold out as early as 7 in the morning.




Disappointment began to set in when the person manning the tourist desk pointed out the obvious --- that I couldn't really get good photos of the Petronas Towers while on the Skybridge since we were inside the building and that the best photos would be taken from the Petronas Park which was just right outside!

My mom and aunt were tired from all the walking and chose to sit by the fountains instead of joining the photo ops.

I rushed outside and what the tourist guide said was true! I did the craziest poses since I didn't know which shots would turn out nice. The Petronas Park is huge but there is only one area where the twin towers would look pretty in photos. And so we had to fight our way to get to this spot.

Push!!!!!

Frankenstein Joei!

Lifting weights in Malaysia.


Skybridge or a monkey bar?

After the photo shoot, we all went inside the Petronas Towers to check out the stores.  The prices there and the prices in the Philippines were almost the same (I think their Zara is even a bit more expensive!) so I didn't find the urge to shop. We just bought tons of Malaysian food delicacies to give to T and my friends before catching our ride back to Singapore.




Having only spent a few hours in Kuala Lumpur, I know there's still much to explore in the city. Maybe during my next visit, I can spend at least a day or two so I can walk on the Skybridge, visit a few mosques and eat at the famous night market food stalls. Until then, I'm pretty satisfied with just seeing the Petronas Twin Towers :)












The photos I took during our Kuala Lumpur trip are all in my laptop that died. Good thing, Marcial uploaded his photos on my Mom's laptop making it possible for me to create this entry.

So, all photos in this entry belong to him.


13 comments

  1. wanna go this place.. ankulet nung hinahawakan mo yung tower

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  2. Those towers are amazing. (:

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  3. so pretty ! Love your blog !
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  4. Nice pic! <3
    Take care xoxo

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  5. i wanna see this pagpunta ko ng Malaysia... woohoo!

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  6. The place looks really nice. Hope to see the twin towers next month with my in laws!

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  7. The ironic thing about those warning labels pa is they're made daw in the Philippines. We should be placing that on our cigs too! =)

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  8. I went there when I was a kid but unexpectedly it was closed that day! You look pretty there!

    natzcracker

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  9. it has been a long time since i went there! i cant remember anything except that red church ;D but i bet you had lots of fun in KL <3 xx


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  10. grabe yung graphic, hehe ewan ko lang kung di matakot ang mga smokers nyan. magastos na bisyo na, matagal na gamutan pa pag nagkasakit..

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  11. I'm so amused that we're all catching up on our blog backlogs haha!

    Been to KL once. Had a good time, but for me, it's the type place that's okay to experience at least once. So if you've already seen the Petronas, there's not much else that you missed hehe.

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  12. Oh such a nice photos shared.and the petronas tower is really outstanding.

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