Visit the observation deck for cutting-edge displays and vibrant exhibits, or walk across the Twin Towers and admire Kuala Lumpur at over 550 feet above ground!
Tickets for this must be booked in advance - either online yourself or via a tour operator who will arrange as part of a package. Well worth it for some of the outstanding views. Be warned, you don't get very long up there!
Skybridge, Petronas Towers & City Drive
It takes 1 ½ hours to get into KL due to traffic congestion. First stop is the National Monument which commemorates those who died during WWII and it a quite an impressive sight. Next up is the National Mosque and Independence Square. You also take in the old colonial buildings such as the Railway Station. However, the highlight of today’s trip is the Petronas Towers. We have timed tickets to the observation deck, although on this trip we cannot access the Skybridge which is closed [according to our guide] to undergo checks following a recent earthquake. We have a couple of hours free for shopping etc in the mall below the towers. There is a small shop next to the supermarket in the basement that sells souvenirs of the towers at a much cheaper rate than the official shop. Heading back to the ship there is less traffic and the journey takes 1 hour.
Cruise line booked tour for 0830 am. 50 guests still waiting at reception as not enough buses booked. Cruise line stuffed up and finally organised more buses and told guests they will arrive at 11.30, and we had to be back on board at 1500. Trip into KL would take 1.25 hrs and 1.5 hrs return. Everybody cancelled the tour.
A bit of a problem here. Our tour was for 7 hours - reason is that the ship docks at Port Glenn approx 90mins form KL (depending on traffic) so theres 3 hours gone already for your day tour. The tour I chose was $59 and "KL Lite & easy" tour. It included 2 stops at the War memorial and Royal Selangor Club then approx 3 hours "free time". The "Free time" was where the busload were dropped off at the Petronas Towers and told to "shop to you drop" until 3.30 when the bus picks you up to take you back to the ship. Trouble is that the Petronas Towers are VERY high class stores (Tiffany, Chanel etc) and I can see all these stores at Singapore. Our guide advised us NOT to go wandering off as if lost we could miss our connection back to the ship and have to pay approx $150USD for a taxi fare back to the ship. This made everyone VERY nervous and anxious so we felt like "captives" of this gigantic mall. Lets face it - I'm a male.. being stuck in a VERY expensive mall for 3 hours isn't my "kind of thing" I will admit. I was hoping to sample the street life, markets and the real KL during this free time and not Chanel shops. Anyway we all caught the bus back and I got some great pictures of KL and despite the humidity levels it appeared to be a clean structured city and would like to revisit it again soon.
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