Friday, 6 December 2013

Rapid KL

Kuala Lampur, capital of Malaysia,is a center of economic and business activity. No surprises that you would find this most populous city in Malaysia quite vibrant.  Much recognized by the Towering twin buildings called the Petrona Towers; the city has much to offer from monuments to night life. 
Our stay in KL was short and if you have limited time much to see in any place, the location of your stay becomes really important.We spent considerable time in choosing the hotel and went with Le Meridian. It is located right next to KL Sentral, a hub for metro lines to many parts of the city. Living in the heart of the city made our travel quite easy.The hotel offers you style and comfort.
Room had a great view from the 22nd floor.
Lobby of Le Meridien
The Petroans are synonymous with KL.This was the first place we visited after landing in KL.We had no idea that the KLCC station's exit was right in front of the towers.It was quite a surprise when we stepped out of the station and 2 huge building were towering us.There are a couple of cafes and restaurants around the tower.People just hang out in the open area which has a view of the Petronas and fountains.
For the shopaholics,there's a mall with all the major brands.
The towers look breathtaking in the night with all the lights.
Next up on our list was Skybar.Well they say if you have not been to the skybar you have not been to KL.It is on the top 10 things to do in KL.Located on the 33rd floor of Trader's Hotel,it gives amazing view of the towers.
There is a pool right in the middle with cabanas on one side and chairs on the other.It gets quite crowded in the night and a seat with a good view might be difficult to get.

We were lucky to get a good seat with a good view of the towers.We tried the mocktails and some onion rings and nachos.Drinks were quite good.The music was super cool and the atmosphere amazing.It is open till 3 in the morning on weekends.

**Reservations are only done till 8PM.
We had a fun night and did not want to go back.

Shopping is quite a thing in KL.There are huge malls and then there is Petaling street(Chinatown) for some thrift shopping.Pavilion mall being one of the most famous is at a walking distance from KLCC.There is a sky-walk which connects KLCC to Pavilion.
A day is not enough for exploring this area.
The mall houses some high end brands like Armani,Diesel,Gap,Topshop,Chanel,Prada,Fendi to name a few.H&M is just around the corner too.
There are numerous eating options as well in and around the mall,not many for vegetarians though.
The other bar we visited was Marini's on 57.As the name suggests it is on the 57th floor on Menara 3 of the KL Twin towers.
It opens at 4 PM till the wee hours of night.You would be greeted by the receptionist at the entrance who will walk you up to the lift and then to the bar.It has a glass enclosed lounge and al fresco dining as well.We spent an hour inside and an hour outside.
The staff is professional yet friendly.They would be around incase you need anything.A good seat would be the one with a close proximity of the towers.We had the towers literally in front of our eyes.

 The mocktail and orange juice was pretty good and the pizzas amazing.
The view was amazing on all the sides.We loved the place and had a relaxed evening after all the running around we did.
It is quite a thing to enjoy a meal overlooking the towers from the 57th floor.

The easiest and cheapest way to travel is by monorails.The city is well connected and it is very easy to locate the stations.People are helpful and you would not find it difficult to travel on your own.