In my previous post, I didn’t mention where I went for the trip. It was Kuala Lumpur!
My first travel started when I was small. My dad brought us to see the big city of Kuala Lumpur. I was 10 at that time If I remember correctly. Honestly, I barely remember the experiences apart from the overexposed photo shot by my dad under the Petronas Twin Tower with his trusty canon film camera.
But this time, since I travel alone, I thought of trying the popular attraction in Kuala Lumpur. Almost every time I went to KL I never had those chances to experience any touristy thing. But I wanted to start small, so I decided to visit the Petronas Twin Tower and Aquaria KLCC. I bought the tickets from klook since both tickets are offering a good price.
I took a lot of photos, so here’s my Petronas Twin Tower and Aquaria KLCC photo diary.
Petronas Twin Tower
My first stop is the Petronas Twin Tower. The ticket I purchased from klook is RM45 for an adult with a Mykad holder. For a non-Mykad holder, it will be RM100. Everything includes a one-way transfer within the KL area from your hotel. You can check them here. The driver will hand the ticket upon pick up. This is a good deal if your stay is far away from the Petronas Twin Tower. If not, you can purchase the ticket directly from the Petronas Twin Towers website instead.
Visiting time will start from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, so you can have more options to choose for your preferred time to visit the Petronas Twin Tower. The tour length will take about forty-five minutes but I went for a 10:00 AM visit since I plan to go to the Aquaria next.
The Petronas Twin Tower is only 10 minutes walk from my hostel. But my ticket does offer a one-way ticket transfer, I will have someone to drop me off there. At first, the driver planned to pick me up at 9:00 AM especially it’s near and I can reach there in just three minutes by car. But he actually arrived at 8:30 AM instead. I glad I did get ready an hour before. So since he came early, he decided to treat me for breakfast.
(Anyway, just a reminder, it’s advisable to be there at least half an hour early and the check-in time will be fifteen minutes before the visiting time.)
We went to the street near the Petronas Twin Tower which is next to the Parkview Service Apartment and I ordered a roti telur with dal. That was the first I tasted the dal and sambal altogether. Usually in Sabah, there won’t be sambal added. Maybe there is, but I never had one before. So I’m thankful to the driver for bringing me here because that was the best roti telur I ever had. He’s also a nice person with a lot of stories to tell. He used to work in Sabah for a few years as a tour guide before moving back to KL.
After I finished my breakfast, he dropped me in front of the entrance. Since the Petronas Twin Tower is a popular tourist attraction, I thought I will be full of people. But maybe I was lucky this time or because the visit was on Thursday and the place was less crowded with only a few students are walking around. Even there are no queues in the ticket counter. So do visit during weekdays, you will be free from getting stuck in a crowd.
Upon check-in, I was given a yellow pass for my sightseeing group and after a safety brief was given, we rode the elevator to the first stop at the 41st floor for the Skybrigde. We were given ten minutes to enjoy the view and take as many photos as we can. It was so amazing to see the stunning full view from above, everything become so small. Even the cars look like a toy. Here are some shots I took at the Skybrigde.
Next, we went up to the Observation Deck on the 86th floor. This time we have fifteen minutes to enjoy the view. I can see the top of the tower more clearly this time. Of course, there are more people here but I love it too. You can even have your photo taken by a photographer on this floor. But I’m sure you need to pay for it though. That’s why I chose to take every photo by myself instead.
But I’m glad the view wasn’t fully covered by haze when September KL was heavily suffocated from that. This time, the sky finally cleared up a little.
This is my top favorite on the list. For many times I visited Kuala Lumpur (KL), it was the first time I feel so fascinated by their building. The more I look at it, the more I’m drawn by the structures. I can’t stop looking at it whenever I look up in the early morning of my walk. There are times when I thought the building feel like falling because of the size and height. I just love the majestic view of the Petronas Twin Tower.
Anyway, if you wanted to know more about the Petronas Twin Tower, everything can be found on their website.
My next stop was the Aquaria KLCC. It’s only a few minutes walks from the Petronas Twin Tower and that’s why I decided to visit them on the same day. Since there’s no restriction on what time to visit, I went there during the afternoon after lunch. If you want to plan your visit to the Aquaria, you can check their website here for more details.
My ticket cost me RM35 as a Mykad holder with a direct QR code entry. The price ticket from klook is cheaper compared to the actual website. So I chose to buy it there instead.
Anyway, I took a lot of photos here compared to the Petronas Twin Tower. So please be ready to be bombarded by photos.
If you are a sea creatures person, this will be worth to visit. Even if you’re not, it’s still a nice place to experience all the 360 views inside the tunnel. Everything looks so near, it feels like you can touch them if there’s no mirror to barrier them. When I saw the stingray from above, their mouth looks like smiling. It’s very cute.
Doesn’t it feel like the stingray is angry to be in front of the camera?
I had this shot in the underwater tunnel. When I reached the end of the tunnel, I went back to its entrance again. I probably stayed here more than anyone else too. That’s why you will see almost every photo is featuring inside the tunnel. I can’t get enough with this place. It’s too much fun to see they feed the fishes. I might be even acting like a child all excited to see the stingrays eat up close for the first time.
The only con is the crowds. I had a lot of photobombed pictures with random strangers in it. But since everything is so lively, I’m satisfied with the overall experience. To be honest, it’s a little bit hard to take photos here especially with the dark atmosphere, but my camera tries its best to capture everything.
I felt the aesthetic when I saw this person standing while focusing on taking photos of the turtle.
I have no idea I love taking a candid photo of strangers and these children were talking about how are the people cleaning the inside.
To see they clean inside the tunnel is quite enjoyable for me. I had more shots of it too. But almost all of them with a similar one, so I just choose some.
I really have fun during all of my visits. This was the first time for me to step into this big aquarium. There’s actually a lot of them I never knew existed. I hope one day I can have more chances to go to another country’s aquarium too. It was indeed an amazing experience. So I would highly recommend visiting this place at least once if you want to observe and discover more about the exotic sea life.
Overall, I absolutely love both of these places especially the Petronas Twin Tower. For sure I will be there again in the future. But next will be the night time instead just to see the stunning from above.