|Taken Inside the Petronas Twin Towers Ground|
Malaysia's national capital, Kuala Lumpur (KL), is a bustling metropolis and a multicultural haven; a place worthy to be a part of our 9 - Day Cotton Summer Travel itinerary even if it means being there only for less than 24 - hours! Here's how we made the most of our stay in KL, checking off bucket list without breaking our wallet!
|Meridian Holidays Bus at Johor Bahru Larkin Terminal|
|TBS - A First Class Airport Style Bus Terminal|
|Deluxe Room with Queen size Kingkoil bed mattress, 32 inch TV, AC, |
two bottled water, Ensuite Bathroom with Hot water, Hair Dryer, & Towels
Though, none of the hotel's description on its website is true (lol), we like it nonetheless because it is staffed with friendly and helpful Filipinos that made us feel safe. Also, the hotel is a walking distance (though a bit far for me!) to and from the Maharajalela Monorail station and located at a quieter place than other budget hotels.
|At Golden Screen Cinema to watch KingsMan: Secret Service|
Since our hotel is a stones throw away from the MyRapidKL Monorail, we are in luck! The Monorail runs between KL Sentral station and Titiwangsa station, and Maharajalela Station is the third station from KL Sentral. (Please Click the link for the routes details).Operating hours is from 6am until 11:30pm (from KL to Titiwangsa) and 11:50pm (from Titiwangsa to KL Sentral) with train frequency between 3 minutes to 5 minutes during day time. We bought Single Journey Token from Maharajalela to KL Sentral for only MYR 1.60 (P19). (For faretable, please click here).
KL SENTRAL, the largest development in Kuala Lumpur today that follows the City-within-a-City concept, was our first stop to grab a bite and to take the LRT to our next stop. The Monorail Station is directly linked to the NU Sentral Mall by an overhead walkway bridge. We had lunch at the Mall's Food Court at the 3rd Floor which has lots of restaurants and serves variety of food. Our lunch is yummy but not pricey, and dessert taste really good!!!
From KL Sentral we took the Kelana Jaya Rail Line train to KLCC Station, which cost MYR 1.60 (P19) each way, for about 15 minutes journey. The KLCC station has access to the KLCC Shopping Mall and to the Petronas Twin Towers.
|Another Bucket List Checked Off. |
Selfies at the Worl'ds Tallest Twin Towers!
Being my second trip to Petronas Towers, I led Red outside of Suria KLCC to view the towers and take photos. There used to be a lovely small park with fountain in its base when I was there in 2007, but the fountain was no longer functioning during our visit. But the views of the 88-story gleaming towers that reach 452 meters into the air, was still amazing! We took lots of lots of selfie photos, a trick photography at best!
Inside, we intended to line up to get free tickets to go up the Skybridge at the 41st/42nd floor. The Skybridge connects the two (2) towers together, and is considered the world's highest double - decked bridge, where you can see KL's attractions and the spire of the Petronas Twin Towers at 360 meters high. But with a long queue and the cost of the ticket now priced at MYR 84.50 (P1,008), hubby decided we should not do it. Instead, we enjoyed the miniature displays and took more photos at the huge KL's Attraction Map near the ticketing counter.
From KLCC Station, we took the Kelana Jaya Rail Line back to KL Sentral and got off at Masjid Jamek station, which cost MYR 1.60 (P19) each. The Masjid Jamek station has access to Little India, Chinatown and the Merdeka Square.
There's quite a walk from Masjid Jamek Station to DATARAN MERDEKA or Independence Square, but this is the heart of Malaysia both historically and literally so you shouldn't miss this place for anything!
This is the place where the independence of Malaysia in August 31, 1957 was declared. The 100-meter high flagpole marks the spot where the British rule has ended and is currently the record-holder for being the tallest flagpole in the world!
Exactly opposite the Merdeka Square is the Sultan Abdul Ahmad Building, the Moorish architectural building with copper domes and clock tower. This building used to house the superior courts of Malaysia - the federal court, Court of Appeals and its Supreme Court. Now the building is home to the Ministry of Information, Communications and Culture.
While still in Merdeka Square, we walked towards the KL City Gallery and posed at the giant "I LOVE KL" structure which was built in January 2012 and has served as KL's new icon since then.
And to wrap up our visit of KL, we headed out to Central Market to buy some souvenirs and to feed our already hungry tummy before we move to our next adventure in Melaka. But one thing I know, there's so much to enjoy in KL, and while there enjoy every bit of the experience like we did!