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Kuala Lumpur Travel Blog› entry 10 of 13 › view all entries
The last time we were in Kuala Lumpur was in 1998 when there was a smog here due to the burning in Indonesia. Nor surprisingly the place did not make a good impression. This time we are staying with friends in Bangsar and the weather is fantastic.
Actually after Borneo where it rains every day, KL has a good climate and we quickly understand why the people we know who live here love it (though taxis still are a pain).
The must do sight seeing trip here is the Petronas towers. Mandy who lives here, shows us the ropes and drops us at the towers at 8am in time to queue for the free tickets that are issued every morning.
The PT trip only takes you as far as the bridge joining the two towers at level 41 but the view is still spectacular. I take plenty of photos and buy a fridge magnet at the gift shop as a souvenier.
We walk back into the centre of town and track down the the "fish spa". Here you can dangle your feet in a pool and have the dead skin eaten away by a shoal of hungry small fish. An odd sensation but not unpleasant and something different. I reckon this will take off in Melbourne if they can work out how to import the special fish!