I’m a frequent visitors to Kuala Lumpur but I didn’t really spend much on photography until my recent visit there during the Christmas season. Spend most of the days at the heart of KL, commonly known as the golden triangle, Kuala Lumpur’s commercial, shopping and entertainment hub. The reason why they called it golden triangle because of the three major roads – Jalan Imbi, Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Raja Chulan form a triangle which borders the entire Golden Triangle area. This lively city can be reached by air, land or rail mode of transportation. You might want to read on traveling with coach article.
Menara Kuala Lumpur or known as KL Tower is one of the landmark. It serve as a telecommunication and broadcasting tower. Nearby monorail station is Bukit Nanas. Follow the sign and you will reach the main gate. They do provide shuttle van which departs every 3omin or you can walk your way up.
Standing 421 Meters tall, This gleaming tower’s spindle-like apex is visible from almost anywhere in Kuala Lumpur. I’ve been to the tower 5 years back and I just realised the structure of the tower inspired by a pineapple. I’ve seen some changes but tremendously on the admission price. Each adult admission cost Rm45 which include observation tower and one more attraction that you can choose. Either, animal zone (A mini zoo), F1 simulation (Just like the one you seen in the arcade, not worth at all!) or pony ride (Suitable for kids). I decided to go with animal zone instead.
Gamelan performance at the basement cultural hall.
An exhibition called 1 Malaysia Cultural Village at KL tower terrace (used to be a fountain here but has been transform into a village). This is a free exhibition and walk-through the replicas of traditional Kampung houses in a village setting.
Views from the tower
KLCC tower, Kuala Lumpur iconic building.
The tower observation area is pretty small. Nothing much you can do here. There’s a revolving restaurant above. Menara Kuala Lumpur is the fourth tallest telecommunication tower in the world, after CN Tower in Canada (553 metres), Ostankino Tower in Russia (540 metres) and Shanghai Tower in China (468 metres). I realised i’ve been to some of the tower, Auckland, Shanghai & Tokyo.
I didn’t know this attraction exist. Don’t be surprised on the wide variety of animals you can find at this mini zoo!
You will be welcomed with this charming bird before entering the mini zoo.
Once you entered the animal zone, this is what you will be expected to see. As you can see the area is quite limited.
YES, they are real! I’m amazed that they are able host wide variety of animal in such a small place! I’ll pick some of the animals that i find interesting to be showed here.
This snake is the center of attention. See the size of it! (comparing to the little girl on the left). One word, BIG!
A close up with one of the snakes
I can’t believe my eyes when i saw monkeys in one of the cages! YES! They are adorable to watch. Just that they don’t deserved to be in that cage surrounded with artificial tree and living in that environment.
Every time when somebody walk pass them, i can sense they’re looking for food.
(Left) Albino Monkey. Seriously, they don’t deserved to be in the mini zoo. Bring them to the zoo instead.
Above is a short teaser i’ve recorded at the mini zoo.
Spider, there are numbers of different species. This is one of them.
This is the pony ride i’m talking about earlier on. Just for the sake of riding this poor pony for few rounds.
Bukit Bintang remains Kuala Lumpur’s trendiest shopping and entertainment district. Nearby monorail stations are Imbi and Bukit Bintang.
One of the latest add-on to shopping experience, Pavillion Mall.
Pavillion Mall atrium with Christmas decorations.
The United Buddy Bears World Tour in Kuala Lumpur.These bears are an impressive work of art and a masterpiece of the cultural wealth of the world. Every country has its own statue. Each reflects their nation’s own culture, history, traditions and characteristics. Showcase of these artistic bear ends on 15th February 2012.
Kuala Lumpur Petronas Twin Tower. 453 Metres tall, 88 stories and were completed in 1998. Used to be the tallest until 2003 when Taipei 101 took over, taller by 56m. However, the difference is Malaysia got 2 tower!! The observation bridge is open to public but you need to queue for the limited tickets early in the morning. I don’t bother and find it stupid to queue just so you can stand on that bridge. You were also given a time limit too! For shoppers, Suria KLCC is a mall located beneath the tower.
The name PETRONAS derived from PETROliam NASional Berhad, A Malaysia’s national petroleum corporation which was established in 1974.
To conclude this trip. Lake Symphony fountains located near Suria KLCC. A good place to chill and relax.
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Hotel I stayed during my trip: Hotel Equatorial, Kuala Lumpur