Travel {The KL Tower and Malaysian Cultural Village}

By joselle - August 04, 2013

JP and I had no plans to visit the tower on our second and last day in KL (mostly since we didn't know that it existed, haha!) I usually read about a place before I visit it, but somehow the excitement of being in a new country for the first time and the fact that JP usually does the research about where we go and eat left allowed me to just go with the flow and walk wherever he took us. For that morning, we had planned to walk around the Golden Triangle which was where our hotel was and just see everything on foot. Our flight back to Manila was not until early in the morning so we were planning to make the most out of the entire day before taking the bus to the airport at around 10 PM.

After meeting a friend for lunch at the Suria KLCC and spending a few hours walking around the swanky mall, we decided to go out for some fresh air and see the Cultural Center, which was just a few blocks away. With brochures in hand we walked and made a few stops to check Google Maps to see if we were on the right track. We finally saw an elevated, tree-lined road with a few hotels on the each side. When we reached the bend we saw a waiting van and a man in uniform waving to us saying "Shuttle to the tower, free shuttle! We couldn't believe our luck. My feet were singing sweet hallelujah! I love this city! 

We didn't imagine that the tower and the cultural center would be high up and without the shuttle I would have worn my feet to the bone trying to get there. The ride was short, but the few minutes allowed me to rest my legs and just enjoy the scenery as we went higher and higher over the city.

Never failed to take photos of my yellow loafers!
 I loved looking at the colors and details
the KL Tower
hanging bridge leading to the entrance to the tower
The view of the road to the top. A lot of people visit this place even during Mondays. 
We took a short pony ride for 20 RM, and I regreted it, unfortunately. Couldn't wait until it was over. The poor pony had to be whipped because the driver seemed to be in a hurry to take us around the village. I'm glad it lasted about a minute. 
Petronas. The towers look stately and majestic, all surrounded by high rises but rising taller than all of them. We just had lunch at Suria Mall beside the towers, and I couldn't believe that I was seeing them from another amazing perspective. 
You can see everything from here. I had fun looking down and looking for the places where we walked. 
Spotted our hotel!
The tower at night... we were waiting for the shuttle when I took this shot. Turned out that the shuttle stops at the entrance to the tower and not at the entrance at the Village, so we had to walk back and wait for our ride there. 

The Cultural Village lies at the entrance to the KL Tower, which is one of the tallest structures in KL. This is actually a communications tower, but it is popular among tourists because of its viewing deck and the revolving restaurant. The Cultural Village is also worth visiting since you get to see replicas of traditional Malaysian homes. At the base of the tower, there are shops and places to eat, which made me thank my lucky stars even more  :D

Would have loved to stay in this place until it closed but we had a bus to catch. At around  8PM, we said goodbye and headed down. It was definitely a great way to spend our last hours in the city. Until we meet again, KL!

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