Malaysia is another diverse country situated in South East Asia and has been built from a mixture of Malaysian, Chinese, Indian and European influences. We decided to only stay in Kuala Lumpur instead of travelling around as we are moving quite a bit in January, so thought we would get some rest here as well.
One of the most famous buildings in Kuala Lumpur is the Petronas Towers. Once the tallest building in the world, now it only holds the title of the tallest twin towers. You can purchase/queue up for tickets on a daily basis to go up to the observation deck. Other than this there’s not much to do up there, so we didn’t bother going up.
Kuala Lumpur Tower
We decided to go Kuala Lumpur Tower instead to see the views of the city. Here, you can pay to go to the observation deck, the sky deck and stand in the skybox. At the highest point, you are 421 metres high, so it’s not for the faint-hearted. We decided to get a combo ticket, which included the aforementioned items plus an extra attraction. We decided on the Upside Down House. Tickets were 80RM each.
Dinner in the Sky
Wendy also decided it was a good idea to have dinner in the sky. (I’m not sure why she insists on making us go to high places all the time!) Everyone is sat and buckled up to a table fit for 20 people. The chefs/staff are in the middle and then you are strapped into gaming-style chairs. Everything is then hoisted up to about 50m in the air by a massive crane. The table also rotates 360 degrees to make sure you have photos from all angles. The individual chairs also rotate to some degree and there’s always the option of reclining your chair backwards. Just don’t do what Wendy did, thinking it had reclined fully when it hadn’t. (#miniheartattack) The meal itself was surprisingly nice as it is catered by the Sheraton Hotel. It was a pre-ordered 3-course meal with water/juice included. You can also order alcohol at the bar downstairs beforehand to have with your meal.
Pullman City Centre Hotel
We stayed in Bukit Bintang which is the shopping district. We were right next door to several malls so it was super convenient. It was also easy to get to all the touristy things. The hotel was lovely too. It had an awesome gym, good pool and a great breakfast buffet! The only downside was that there is a new hotel being built next door, so there’s a lot of noise pollution. They seem to work 24 hours or at least until 1am.
Kuala Lumpur has been fun. We are off to Hanoi/Halong Bay for some downtime See you soon.