Today was actually a pretty off day for all of us. The one-hour delay in the flight meant we didn’t land in Kuala Lumpur International Airport until 9pm, and inside our rooms until midnight. We were all exhausted, but there’s work to be done. The result: none of us went to bed earlier than 2am, and having to be up by 8am for breakfast.
Still, we managed to see some of Kuala Lumpur’s top attractions. Our first stop this morning was the Petronas Twin Towers. Unlike the last time I was in KL, we didn’t have to line up, and we got tickets for the 10am viewing. We boarded the high speed lift, and in 48 seconds, we were at the Petronas Sky Bridge, 170 meters above ground. What greeted us was a view of the sprawling metropolis, including the limestone hill of the Batu Caves.
Back on the ground, we visited other attractions: the KLCC Aquaria, the King’s Palace and the National Monument before heading to Sunway Lagoon for lunch and an afternoon of fun and recreation. Unfortunately, we were all too pooped for anything, so the highlight of this trip to Sunway was the Tomahawk and the Suspension bridge. The itinerary includes an evening at the Ministry of Sound, but we were just too tired. We retreated back to KL earlier than expected, and had an early dinner of bak kut teh, stewed pork, veggies, fish and shrimp omelet.
I know we’ve barely scratched KL’s surface with today’s itinerary, but I was pretty happy to have discovered the National Monument. I honestly wouldn’t have bothered going there on my own, but I was happy to discover that it has the same peaceful serenity that the American Memorial Cemetery in Fort Bonifacio has. Definitely going back there if I find myself in Kuala Lumpur again.
We have a couple more days to spend here in KL, and I’m looking forward to that next discovery.