Petronas Twin Towers - a visit to Malaysia is not complete without a tour with a view
The cityscape of Kuala Lumpur City Centre or KLCC as it is known - is dominated by Petronas Twin Towers. Reaching to a lofty height of 452 metres, the 88 floor building is a statement of modernisation and an eye-catching attraction.
Skybridge at 172 metres above ground level
The Skybridge gives an expansive view, with an exciting perspective over the city below. It is located on the 41st floor and is 170 metres above ground level - a walk across the structure is included in all tours. The observation level on the 86th floor is full of colourful displays, and information comparing the worlds most well known tall buildings. Some displays are interactive and make the visit a fun experience. For more Twin Tower information and etickets click here
The colourful and interactive displays on the observation deck
You may need to book a day ahead because of the popularity and the tour groups are well organsied - the place is not over filled with people. You can find a great restaurant for dinner in Ramlee Mall Suria KLCC Mall or one of the other fine restaurants such as Marini's on 57, which has a great view of the Twin Towers. Dinner can be a prelude to a Twin Tower night tour to see the city lights. Book a dinner with a view at Marini's or other great restaurants close by - click here
KL City Centre Park and Symphony Lake has a huge swimming pool with a manmade waterfall, play equipment and a jogging track
It is a great attraction with plenty of activities in the surrounding area. There is a massive park with swimming pools, a manmade waterfall, and play ground equipment to keep the kids amused. If you are active, there is a jogging track - for more information click here
. There is a tunnel that runs from the Twin Towers and adjoining Ramlee Mall Suria KLCC to the aquarium - another tunnel runs to Bukit Bintang. These tunnels are great, as you avoid walking in the drenching rains or blazing tropical sun. The tropical afternoon rains can build quickly and a deluge can happen without much warning. For more information about Ramlee Mall Suria KLCC click here
The view from the Twin Towers over KL City Centre Park
When you have spent time at dizzying heights, you can get even more dizzy with the great number and array of shops at Ramlee Mall Suria KLCC, which is attached to the towers, or at Bukit Bintang a short distance away. The shopping centres are comprised of many levels with modern shops and well known brand stores.
Ramlee Mall Suria KLCC an impressive shopping centre with name brand stores and great food
Any 'Foodie' might think they are in 'Seventh Heaven' when it comes to the wide range of mouth watering food choices. In particular the fresh seafood and fresh exotic fruit juices will be a great delight. You will find the prices are usually very good and two people can have a feast for around 20 or 30 Australian dollars, depending on the exchange rate. The mix of spicy foods are rich in flavour and even those who are not lovers of a lot of spicy food will find some tasty treats.
The seafood in Malaysia is impressive and is served with a range of flavoursome sauces.
Bukit Bintang is another large and ultra-modern complex, and entertainment centre, and you will feel right at home in shoppers paradise. The restaurants and cafes are plentiful here too, and you can fill a good few days around the city with ease - click here
for more information about Bukit Bintang.
All tastes are catered for in Kuala Malaysia
The aquarium is full of wonders from the deep and amazing fish from the Amazon Basin seem to star greatly. It is a fun and colourful attraction that can be included in your intinery. Click here
and find more information.
The aquarium has many fascinating collections of tropical species
There is also a bird park and butterfly house together in the Perdana Botanic Gardens. The many species and wonderfully created back drops and gardens are a special sight. Coupled with other attractions you could fill a full day without leaving gardens. Find more information here
The tropic gardens and butterflies provide colourful sights at the Butterfly House
Batu Cave is another wonder worthy of a half day and is about 30 or 40 minutes by train from KLCC. These grand limestone caves have a significance for the local culture. The cave is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, and is dedicated to Lord Murugan. The cave houses several Hindu shrines and there are tours of the different sections within. Learn more about the caves by clicking here
Batu Cave has impressive 'wow factor'
The Genting Highlands in the nearby mountains houses a complex of hotels, and an entertainment centre with shops - click here
for more information. The world class Skyways Cable Car gently sways it way up and down the jungle covered slopes. For more information about the cable cars click here
Take an exciting ride on Genting Highlands Skyways Cable Car
Accommodation is plentiful and caters for all budgets. The prices are quite reasonable and Sunway have some great hotels which are really eye-catching - click here
to learn more.
Sunway Putra Hotel has good service and the adacent Sunway Putra Mall is modern, bright and has great places to eat
Malaysia covers a group of islands and an arm of Asia below Burma and Thailand. A flight to the capital Kuala Lumpur is about 8 hours from Melbourne. Royal Brunei airlines or Air Asia have regular flights and basically you will get what you pay for. Click here
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for Air Asia. Discover an exciting different culture.