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Saturday, May 3, 2014

Berjaya Times Square, Petronas Twin Tower, KL City Gallery and Merdeka Square


A touchdown to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia will always keep one's busy eyes to sprouting palm trees, a view one cannot often expect from a busy capital city. A roam around the city will give one an impression that nature can thrive in a bustling city too. Outside our hotel, birds are chirping. I can say, this must only be in Kuala Lumpur. While my friends are just here for a quick stop en route to Myanmar, we enjoyed KL. It is a timely visit because 2014 is their tourism year. But mind you, the taxi drivers are not that tourist-friendly.

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The Petronas Twin Towers is the tallest twin building in the world. Fun fact is that they are 1,483 feet high and with 88 floors. Constructed in late 1990s, they symbolised Malaysia's importance in the world economic arena.

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Although I cannot quite grasp the import of these two giant things I photographed in Berjaya Times Square, I still find it interesting to include them here. One is a giant capsule dispenser and a certified Guinnes World Record Holder and this latter one is called Ames Room where each room inside can be a picture-perfect background and a certified in The Malaysia's Book of Records. Most of all, I must say here that Berjaya Times Square is a visionary mall, with its see-through glass elevator that would surely entice mall-goers to stop each floor in order to stop and shop, it is definitely a shopping mecca. And Berjaya has a sister forest resort where one can go but cannot find it in arranged tours, unlike the Genting Highlands. On the 8th floor is the office where one has to book a day before for the Berjaya Hills Day Tour at 55 ringgit pax. 

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From Berjaya Times Square, we headed to the Bukit Bintang Bus stop. This is the latest GoKL route map. GoKL is a free Bus for everyone who wants to explore the Twin Tower and nearby area (Green Line Bus) and the KL City Gallery, Merdeka Square as well as the china town.

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Kasturi walk in the Chinatown area.

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Just stopping by on my way to the Merdeka Square.

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Fabulous buildings. Awesome Trees.

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This is the wall of the closed Textile Museum. Loved it!

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Literally Independence Square, it was formerly known as the Selangor Club Padang or simply the "Padang" and was originally the cricket green of the Selangor Club (now Royal Selangor Club). Merdeka Square (or Dataran Merdeka, Jawi: داتارن مرديك) is located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is situated in front of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building. It was here the Union Flag was lowered and the Malayan flag hoisted for the first time at midnight (time: 12:00 AM) on August 31, 1957. Since then, Merdeka Square has been the usual venue for the annual Merdeka Parade (National Day Parade). (Wikipedia)

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