Every New Year's Eve (save for exceptional circumstances like this year's tsunami disaster), and also on our Merdeka Day (i.e. Malaysia's National Day on 31st August) they'll put on some rocking fireworks displays in the KLCC Park by the PETRONAS Twin Towers. Around midnight, after the usual countdown, the sound of the fireworks reverberate off the surrounding buildings and make it really loud and festive. There will usually also be concerts and parachuters or base jumpers jumping off from the upper levels of the Twin Towers. Great stuff!
But be warned of course, the traffic jams around the main roads leading up to KLCC during such events are pretty bad. Hundreds of cars also take the opportunity to park 5 or 6 rows strong along the nearby Ampang Elevated Highway and wherever else there is a good view.
Oh, actually the fireworks happen in 3 major locations - at KLCC, at the Bintang Walk, and at the Merdeka Square. But of course, the KLCC ones are the best (more photos in my travelogue)!
I just wanted to highlight the Christmas Tree which they put up in Suria KLCC shopping center every December, right in the middle at the concourse level. It's a mammoth, gargantuan tree, decorated with various sizes of purple balls and baubles and yellow lights, and it's simply amazing to see, especially for the first time!! It reaches right up to the top floor of Suria KLCC so catch it at the different angles.
Suria KLCC is voted one of the best shopping centres in the world.
It has lots of shops from branded boutiques, supermarkets, Food Court, restaurants, fashion, banking, beauty, Cinemas, Electronics, Florist, Clinic, Fast Food, jewellery and accessories, watches, gym, pharmacies, hair and beauty salons and Aquaria.
A total of 6 levels of shopping to cater to all your needs.
This is a huge shopping centre with all the brand names such as Gucci, channel, Diesel etc all at great prices (well compared to australia anyway).
There are rows of digital camera stores as well.
Worth a visit, one of Malaysia's best!
... and stop off on the second floor to have something to eat in between :) :) There is SO MANY shops that my head was spinning. If you have RM 2 spare - try the VIP toilets on the ground floor. Wow - it was experience - you will get your hands dried for you, moisturiesed and they put parfume on you.
As at right now, i am working in this twin tower building, every morning i could see people are rushing to work and some tourist are rushing to get a free ticket for a sky bridge visit. Sky bridge visit is open every day except on monday, i think they start open the ticket counter at 8am or at 8.30, i am not sure about that, but most of the time people will try to get to the counter as early as at 7.30 in the morning, and they limit the ticket around 100/day. If you get to twin tower, you will see 2 main entrance counter which is, one for tower 1 and another is for tower 2. for the tourist visit, you may get down to the lower ground for sky bridge ticket.
Around the twin tower area, there are park for recreation, you may have a walk, jogg or having relaxing moment under the big tree around the area. some parents will takes their children to the playground area and there are small pool for children, it just nice for a little pick nick for a kiddo who loves water...
I was slightly surprised to find Suria KLCC under "Things to Do". It is, after all, just another high-end shopping mall in central KL, albeit one attached to the Petronas Twin Towers. However, judging by the busload of tourists who descend on it everyday, I guess it kind of qualifies as a tourist attraction - only in KL! Come here to find one of KL's most pleasant malls, with lots of designer shops, restaurants, cafes, an art gallery, a multi-screen cinema and a permanent science exhibition for kids.
Suria KLCC is situated within KLCC, it houses 6 floors of retail outlets. It also offers unique ethnic-inspired items. You can savor various cuisines at Asian Flavours Food Court. Enjoy the beautiful KLCC Park & the spectacular musical fountain display.
Suria KLCC is located at the podium of the Petronas Tower. It is one of the most prestigious shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur and houses most of luxury stuffs.
It also includes underwater aquarium, Petrosains Discovery Center, an art gallery, restaurants, cinema and Isetan.
Outside the building, is the KLCC Park, 17 acres wide for jogging, walking and children's playground.
I took this (blurry) pic of The Petronas Twin Towers from Jalan Bukit Bintang one evening. At that time, I had just gotten my new lover, The Canon A70 and was trying him out ... so, there you have it !!
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