|Cute KL tower ;)|
I did not know that we could go up to the bridge connecting the two Petronas Twin Towers for free previously! I was born and raised in KL till I was 14, and Suria KLCC was, like, my major hang out place. Sheesh!
|view from above - KLCC park|
Anyway, since I am nearing my final months in KL as a student, I thought, might as well go up there and, you know, do it. People have travelled from all over the world to go up there, and yet me, as a Malaysian, have never been up there before. What a [kind of] shame, don't you think?
|view from above|
So, last Saturday, my classmates and I left college as early as 7am to get to KLCC because apparently, you have to be there before 8.30 in order to get into the queue to buy the tickets. We got there at about 8 and was able to get in line. Limited tickets are available for sale and one person can only buy 5 tickets. The 'polis bantuan' was very friendly and helpful. Although the ticketing counter only opens at 8.30, the queue was already so long, I was scared that we might not get to buy tickets after all.
Anyway, to make long story short, these are the info that I can share with you all.
- Be there before 8. If you get too far behind in the line, the worker will ask each buyer how many tickets they want and once they have reached maximum, even if you are in the line, you will not be able to buy tickets for that day. You have a choice. Come again at earlier time on the day that you want to go up and be at the front of the line or buy tickets for the next day. However only 50% of the next day tickets will be sold.
- The counter is located at the lower ground level of the Philharmonic Hall next to Suria KLCC. If you take the bus to KLCC, it's near the bus stop, whereby the landmark is a twisting statue-like thing. I'm sure you know what I'm talking about.
- The tickets are priced at RM50 for non-MYKAD holders, and RM25 for MYKAD holders. However, bring your student card and you'll get a 20% discount. There's a different price for children, I think, but I didn't buy any tickets for children so I'm not very sure.
- Each buyer can get a maximum of 5 tickets only. So, If you're travelling in a group of more than that, at least two of you should get in queue.
- The trips start at 9.00am, and the frequencies are as such: 9.00am, 9.15am, 10.00am, 10.15am and so on until 6.15pm. We saw a notice saying that they are extending the hours till 9.15pm but on the day that we went there, I didn't see the tickets for that time being sold. Probably the view of KL at night from the bridge would have been better, who knows?
- The trip will actually cover the levels 41and 42 [the bridge] as well as level 83 [observation deck].
Personally, I didn't see the thrill in going up there. It's just that, as a Malaysian, I felt that it is good to go there and, you know, be able to say that 'Yes, I've been there'. Majority of the people queueing that day were foreigners, speaking all kinds of languages! However, if you are interested, go ahead and get up there :) Just be sure that you are not afraid of heights :)
P/s: Remember my post about Voters Registration before? Well, here's an update :) hehehe