First impressions of Malaysia’s high-tech, fast growing capital, Kuala Lumpur, are likely to be of a vibrant and colourful modern metropolis with gleaming skyscrapers. The country is full of charm and beauty, and the rich cultural heritage is apparent both in its traditional village areas and in the commitment to religious plurality. The dominant cultural force is undoubtedly Islam, but the country’s diverse population of Malays, Chinese, Indians, and Borneo’s indigenous tribes has created a fabulous juxtaposition of mosques, temples, and churches, a panoply of festivals, and a wonderful mixtures of cuisines. Reference: The Rough Guide to Southeast Asia on a Budget
Soaring to a height of 451.9 metres, the 88-storey twin structure is Kuala Lumpur’s crown jewel. Majestic by day and dazzling at night, the PETRONAS Twin Towers is inspired by Tun Mahathir Mohamad’s vision for Malaysia to be a global player. Together with master architect Cesar Pelli, the international icon powerfully captures the nation’s ambitions and aspirations. Check this site for more insights: http://www.petronastwintowers.com.my/
Petronas Towers at Day
Petronas Towers at Night
* Images posted were subjected to different light exposures and clarity. Same subject matter but expressed in different interpretations =)
How to go there?!
Flights from Cebu Pacific land at the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT).
Upon arrival, we looked for the KLIA Transit Booth that’ll bring us to the city proper via bus and train, as this is the cheapest mode based on our research. It will cost you RM12.5 (around PhP160) one way, inclusive of the fare for the shuttle bus and train tickets. Upon purchase of ticket, you have to search for the shuttle bus bound to Salik Tinggi located in front of the Coffee Bean outside the terminal. From Salik Tinggi, there are only 3 stations away to KL Sentral. Enlarge the image for the bus and train schedules:
From KL Sentral, take the the Kelana Jaya Train (pink line) and it’ll cost you around RM1.6 bound to KLCC, Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, which is 5 stations away or approximately 20 minutes. As much as possible, be apprised of the destinations that are accessible via train as you can minimize your transportation expenses as opposed to riding cabs.
Terimah Kasih! =)