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This has become one of the icon of Kuala Lumpur, The Petronas Twin Tower so, yes, if you visit Kuala Lumpur, this is a must visit place. Petronas used to be the world’s tallest skyscraper for the duration of 1998 and 2004. Since then, there have been a number of buildings that have surpassed it on the list. This did not prevent us from visiting this from seeing these towers with our own eyes and we even planned to see it on different times of the day.
One can actually go inside the twin towers. It houses a famous shopping mall called the KLCC Suria where you can find some mid-range to luxury brands of clothings and accessories and also some famous restaurants in the city. We could go to the skybridge or the Observation Deck, which is on level 86. But the ticket to go up is also a bit pricey for tourist, around RM80. If you don’t mind spending that much money, I would recommend you do that, especially to view the sunset in Kuala Lumpur.
If you do not want to go up, we can always go down as well, to go to the shopping mall, which offers various shops and restaurants, with price range of middle and above.
We found out that the park in front of the towers is closed so we had to scout for a good location wherein we could take good angles. It was pretty hard as the trees were getting in the way. I also felt bad as I couldn’t take those shots of the towers reflecting on the water.
I have never expected that I would be amazed to see such a structure that was man-made, I guess I really have to see it to believe it. The pictures cannot compare to the actual experience of seeing it in front of you. No matter what time of the day you look at it, it will still stand tall and mighty and one of the icons of how Malaysia has developed through the years.
We also passed by at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC). Since, we’re too early the building is still close so we don’t have an opportunity to look inside. It is the main convention centre in Putrajaya. The first thing one notice is its unique shaped rooftop. It is designed in the shape of a silver Malay royal belt buckle, and looks majestic from afar. It is located strategically on top of a hill, and faces the lakes at Putrajaya. This area is also a photographer’s heaven with its stunning vistas. It is a popular venue for conferences, meetings and exhibitions for local and international events.
Seeing mosques were a special part of this trip. I really had no idea that non-Muslims can go inside them unless you had a permit or want to convert to the religion. I was curious on how mosques look like inside and was even more curious about the religion and beliefs. I grew up as a Catholic and studied at a Catholic school until high school so I only had ideas about the Muslim religion during our History class. I knew of mosques that were open to tourists while researching for our trip to Malaysia so I definitely had to include on going to at least one on our itinerary. We planned to visit this one famous mosque in Putrajaya so we specifically went there for a day trip.
Masjid Putra, or Putra Mosque, is the main mosque of Putrajaya located west of Putra Square. It is most distinguished for its outstanding pink color and its minaret that stands 116-meters that is said to be the tallest in Southeast Asia.
Since we are in the Putra Square we tried their new launch Comos EV Ecoride. This is open to all and be sure that you have a driver’s license with you because the locals check it before they let you have a roundtrip ride around the square. It costs us RM50 for a 15minute ride around the Putra Square.
Since all of us are kid at heart, we visit the i-City in Shah Alam or also called the City of Digital Lights near Kuala Lumpur. i-City is a stunning 72-acre theme park in Shah Alam that’s well-frequented for its nightly colorful display of LED-lit attractions as well as exciting rides and unique museums.
There’s also a colorful Ferris wheel, two-tiered carousels and funfair-like booths set up where you can win stuffed toys, while plenty of food stalls and cafes offer an extensive range of local and international delicacies. As the sun sets in I-City, its sprawling ‘forest’ of artificial maple and pine trees as well as quirky, plastic figures such as peacocks, flamingos, and giraffes are illuminated with millions of LED lights.
Although the entrance is free, but every ride also need to queue and buy ticket. All rides also need to pay. No money no talk. We spent more than three hours there, from late afternoon till night. Luckily, we got there before the sunset, the time when most people would only come to enjoy the City of Digital Lights in the dark. So, we got parking easily, and it’s conveniently near to those attractions. And luckily, there is no rain today.
It’s now night-time and all the LED light decorations are on..It’s time to check them out. Simply beautiful. I wonder how much they spent in electricity bill for the City of Digital Lights every month. But the effect is really good. When we left when it is almost 10pm, there were still many cars and people coming in.
With a vast array of exciting museums and thrilling rides in a colorful carnival-esque atmosphere, i-City Theme Park is perfect for families who want to enjoy an unforgettable experience of fun and adventure in Kuala Lumpur.
So, that is all about some of Kuala Lumpur Landmark in which I have visited. Hope you guys enjoy it! If there are other interesting places which you guys have visited or which you think it’s worth to visit, please feel free to share with us by leaving a comment below.. :)