Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur

Many visitors come to Kuala Lumpur and quickly run out of ideas of what to do. The reality is that Kuala Lumpur is a large city with overwhelming diversity. The main problem is spending minimal funds to travel around the big city. Besides walking, the Hop-on and Hop-off bus is the most cost-efficient and encompassing means of seeing the highlights of KL. The wait between buses can be longer than the 20-30 minutes depending on traffic, so it’s wise to combine the bus with walking or the metro if you want to see more sites.

petronas_towers1The Petronas towers are a big tourist destination in Kuala Lumpur. Unfortunately, it’s the first stop for most out-of-towners, making it very difficult to get to the observation deck. We settled for the ground view of the towers. We do visit them during day light but of course also during sunset and night. I was stunned by the towers at night. The lighting perfectly highlights every feature of the two buildings and helps to create magnificently contrasts. It’s infinitely better to see them at night! In addition to this, out the front of the KLCC Shopping Centre is a vibrant and colorful water fountain. Colored streams of water coordinate into patterns as they shoot into the sky. It’s quite entertaining and makes for a great photo opportunity.

I do recommend you pay a visit to the Sky Bar. This bar is a glamorous cocktail lounge set on the 33rd floor of Traders Hotel. This rooftop nightclub is quite possibly the coolest venue on KL’s nightlife scene. It is recommended not only for its good location and giddying views over the city, but also its excellent drinks. Large sunken alcoves with chaise longues on one side, and a bar area with sofas and woven rattan high tables and bar stools on the other. Sky Bar has no theme or overplayed concept, but this industrial-chic bar has definite character and feels like a secret club with a refined, sultry vibe to it. The only downside is that you cannot make a photo an a tripod.


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