The dizzying heights of Kuala Lumpur

Following an easy 3 hour coach ride from Malacca we arrived in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur. Finally after some strong ciprofloxacin I was starting to feel better. One battered taxi ride later we checked into our city centre quirky, camera themed boutique hotel Gold 3.

This was to be a whistle stop one day tour to wander the city and climb the famous Twin Petronas Towers. They were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 and remain the tallest twin towers in the world. We started our journey from the hotel using the very convenient air conditioned raised pedestrian walkway.

Then the police had shut down the walkway halfway along our journey so we continued in the searing 35 degree heat. I was half tempted to jump on this bad boy to whisk us Polis style.

No need for sat nav or directions when all you have to do is look up to find your destination.

We spent a very sweaty hour wandering the gardens below before finally admitting defeat and seeking refuge in the air conditioned mall below the towers.

Not sure what this is about but made us chuckle none the less

Time for our 1pm tour of the towers. A little confusing that you need to go down to the basement to go up to the top but we eventually found the entrance. First stop the bridge at around 170m high. Quite alarmingly the “Skybridge” is not actually connected to the main towers as it is designed to move in and out to prevent it from breaking. Slightly unnerving walking out into the middle, thankfully it’s not a windy day. The view is great.

10 minutes later we are lifted away to the highest public viewing area a further 200m.

They had a nice feature to be able to send a postcard from top so expect that soon Mum’s and Dad’s.

We took the long way back to the hotel to take in the canopy walk in Malaysia’s oldest permanent forest reserve. It was a hefty slog in the heat.

It’s pretty cool to have a rainforest in the middle of a city and even better to be able to get a birds eye view.

The evenings activities included an amazing tomahawk steak kindly sponsored by Emily for my belated birthday present. It was so good, thanks little one x. Someone enjoyed it as much as I did…

We also finally found Emily that flamingo missing from Singapore zoo.

It was nice to see some friendly futuristic cops on segways.

A final trip through the incredible Pavilion mall before we call an end to our time here.

Thank you KL you have been short but sweet.

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