Visit to Petronas Twin Tower Kuala Lumpur

When visiting Kuala Lumpur, the journey will seems incomplete if you do not make a point to visit and see the Petronas Twin Tower.  Even though I was on a tight working schedule, I make a commitment to see this great landmark in the late afternoon. I took a cab from my hotel to the Petronas Twin Tower, it took about 20 minutes mainly due to the traffic jam in Bukit Bintang. Alternatively I could also take a train to the Petronas Twin  Tower when would be cheaper but I was too tired to walk to the train station.  When I arrived at the site, I saw many tourists busy taking photos of the Twin Tower.  The area around the Petronas Twin Tower was spacious and wide enough to accommodate the many tourists that clogged this place.

Petronas Twin Tower Kuala Lumpur

My first impression when I saw the Twin Tower was that it is really a magnificent and beautiful sight. It makes me feel really small and insignificant when you stand in front of the Twin Tower. I understand from my friend that the Petronas Twin Tower is still the highest Twin Tower in the world.  It has a total of 88 storey ( a lucky and auspicious number for the Chinese )  and the height is 452 metres above street level. There is also a sky bridge at the 41 storey and is open to the public for a fee. I didn’t manage to visit the skybridge as I was in a tight schedule.  I think the park could be further enhance by making more benches for tourists, especially the elderly and kids.

Petronas Twin Tower Kuala Lumpur

There is a huge shopping mall that is inside the Twin Towers itself – it is called the Suria KLCC mall. There are many entrances in the podium and it makes it quite easy as well as confusing. I was lost in this huge mall when I was trying to figure out my original entrance point; so that I could go back to the same taxi stand. There must be hundreds of shops inside the mall that it would take me a whole day if I am going to browse them all.  As I have only about an hour to spare before my next appointment, I try to browse through the mall by walking briskly. My conclusion is that I must come back here again as this is a good place for shopping and eating; and the same time I must also visit the skybridge at the Twin Tower. When I finally managed to find my way back to the taxi stand, I was surprised that I couldn’t just flagged down and board a taxi, I was told by the taxi driver that I must make my booking at the taxi counter. So I went to the cab counter and have to pay a surcharge and a ticket just to board a taxi.  Now that is easy way to make money for the cab operators in the Twin Tower.

Petronas Twin Tower KL - Ceiling Lights


The Petronas Twin Tower is surely the pride of all Malaysians. This landmark Twin Towers have certainly put Malaysia on the international spotlight as a progressive country. Judging from the many tourists that flows into this place, the Petronas Twin Towers has been a successful icon for Malaysia.

Prince Hotel Kuala Lumpur

I took a trip to Kuala Lumpur and opted to stay in Prince Hotel in Bukit Bintang. There are plenty of hotels that you can pick in Kuala Lumpur depending on the area that you want to stay and of course on your budget. I choose to stay in Prince Hotel because of the strategic location and also of the good reviews made by people on the internet. If you are going to KL by coach from Singapore, some of the coach companies do dropped you off at the certain destinated hotels. In this way, you will save time and money ( cab fare ) when you arrived in KL.

Prince Hotel Kuala Lumpur

I arrived at Prince Hotel at about 1 pm and the concierge staff was there asking me whether I needed help with my luggage, this proactive approach makes me feel relaxed and welcomed. The lobby at the Prince Hotel was spacious and well decorated. The staff at the check in counter attended to me and told me that my room was not ready. I was told to come back in one hour time and so I took this waiting time to go for lunch at the Pavilion mall, which was about ten minutes walk from this hotel. The location of Prince hotel is such that it is slightly off the busy main road but you can have easy access to many malls around Bukit Bintang if you know the short cuts and direction to walk. Traffic along Bukit Bintang is very heavy during peak hours, so I find it more convenient to walk or take the train rather than taking a cab.

Bedroom - Prince Hotel KL

Finally I was given the key to my room. I went to the hotel lobby and took the lift. I pressed the button on the lift but the number on the button did not light up. Then I saw a slot at the bottom and realized that you need to slot in your room card in order to activate this lift. I think this is a good measurement to enhance the security of the guests. The room which I was given was clean and well maintained.  I think the room size though it was sufficient for 2 guests,  looked small as compared to other hotels in KL.  The king size bed was comfortable and firm and there are all the amenities like safe, mini fridge, iron, hair dryer available in the room.  There is the large LCD TV with many different program channels that you could pick and choose. Some hotels in KL are still using the old CRT TVs in their rooms.

Prince Hotel KL - Bathroom

The bathroom was spacious and clean. And a good feature is that there is a separated bath and shower cubicle in the bathroom. And the shower cubicle though it was small, it have provided me with a good shower because of good water pressure from the shower hose. The water pressure coming from the shower tap was really great – lots of water spurting out very fast, you can actually feel the soap being removed from your hair and body in less than 2 to 3 minutes. Toiletries that were provided were sufficient but I felt that there should be an additional toothbrush given. The towels given were sufficient and clean. Overall I was satisfied with the bathroom in terms of cleanliness, size, functionality and the toiletries given.

Bathroom - Prince Hotel KL

I went for the morning breakfast at the hotel restaurant. The restaurant was spacious with sufficient tables and chairs. As I was there at about 7 am, there was only a few guests eating there. The restaurant started to get busy at about 8 am onwards, with many hotel guests filling up the tables taking their breakfast. Breakfast was good with many choices. There is the usual continental food, Malay food, Chinese food and even Japanese miso soup that you can take. In fact the spread of food is extensive and I am not able to try it all. I think this is one of the best breakfast that I have taken during my stay in Kuala Lumpur.

Restuarant at Prince Hotel Kuala Lumpur

My review of this hotel is that it is a hotel that provides good value for your money. It has a strategic location and the room was comfortable and clean. I did not try the swimming pool and the Gym due to the limited time that I have. I will be definitely be coming back to stay in Prince Hotel when I am back in Kuala Lumpur.

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