Monday, April 11, 2016

The other Twin Towers

One night and half a day in the unbelievably humid air of Kuala Lumpur was just about enough. The Majestic Hotel with its colonial history was the most palatial of posh hotels we stayed in with a jazz pianist in the cocktail lounge and afternoon tea served in the Orchid Room but even they weren't immune to a power cut meaning the television over the bath didn't work. Really, we expect better!

The hotel was close to the Orchid and Bird Gardens so we wandered there briefly visiting the Orchid Garden (free entry but wrong season) and deciding against the bird garden because it was expensive (compared to prices we'd been used of late) and just too sticky. Instead we headed for the air-conditioned and high security Petronas Twin Towers. 

Then it was back to the airport and finally a flight home.
I could get used to this.

The Twin Petronas Towers in the distance, from the Orchid Garden.

I had an inordinate amount of fun - and amazement - with the holographic guide at the start of the tour. It was just like being with Doctor Who.
Husband on the sky bridge. On the 41/42 level the world's highest two-storey bridge isn't actually attached to the Towers but just slots in to allow for movement in high wind.

We made it! Level 86, the Observation Deck.

I'm not entirely sure what this was but if you waved your ticket in front of it it showed you and ... stuff. More fun.


SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Aren't you brave , the pair of you !
The idea of it just slotting in , somehow ...

Graham Hunt said...

I thought I did well going up the Spinnaker Tower last weekend...

Rose said...

What an adventure you had! I must come back when I have a little more time and read the rest of the posts about your trip.

Liz Hinds said...

I'm no good with heights but once we were there it was fine. It was scarier getting in the lift with lots of people and being whizzed up there!