Thursday, 27 August 2015

SS Travel | Kuala Lumpur Take Two

Hey Readers! I mentioned in my last blog post that Zak and I have been making multiple trips to destinations close to Singapore. Since we're here, it only makes sense to space out our trips, take our time discovering the countries around us and really getting to explore these places in ways we otherwise might not have had a chance to. Last week I made my second trip to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia and although I did have a bit of work to do, I also managed to plan well which left me with ample time for more sightseeing. This time around we stayed at Aloft Hotel in KL Sentral, the business district of the city. The location worked well for me as I was able to get to and from meetings with relative ease and ok, the rooftop infinity pool overlooking the city didn't hurt either! 

I did some major shopping when I initially arrived but then it was straight on to the sights for the rest of my weekend there. We started out by taking a taxi to the famed Batu Caves, a hindu shrine but also tourist attraction not too far out of KL. I'd obviously seen pictures before heading there but nothing can really prepare you for the grandeur of the 42.7 metre statue of Lord Murugan fronting the entrance to the caves - check out my pictures below and try to spot me! 272 steps lead the way to the limestone entrance and then into the cave temples which make up which make up the site. 

Next on our agenda was to take a tour of the Petronas Towers of course. I hadn't actually gone up in them before so I was super stoked that we managed to get a slot on a tour that day. The towers are amazing - there isn't really another way to describe them. You may think that you know what they look like in pictures, but in reality, its a whole other story that will take your breath away. The view from the 86th floor is spectacular, and even somewhat unreal at times. If you get a chance to see it, consider yourself blessed!

Thanks for reading today and enjoy the pics! SS

Photographs by Zak Khan and myself taken in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.