One of the most sought after tour packages for Indian families is the Asian trio- Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand because as I always say this is the perfect child and parent-friendly combo for Indian families. And it has its pluses- visa on arrival, plentiful tour package options which cater to all different needs- vegetarian food for parents, amusement parks & other options for kids, Hindi speaking guides and some great shopping destinations for everyone : and all this with the perfect feel of a foreign family vacation.
So here’s our first blog on what to expect when you are heading to the skyscraper/beach country – Malaysia.
The star attraction for me has always been the Petronas Towers standing tall against the skyline of this glistening and truly international city- Kuala Lumpur. These iconic skyscrapers towering at 88 floors though no longer the tallest building but they still continue to remain the tallest twin towers in the world.
We visited the twin towers once during the daytime when they stand tall and domineering and once at night when they are beautifully lit up and look exquisite. Each visit has its own charm and I recommend that you go both times during your stay in Kuala Lumpur.
I just fell in love with this lovely piece of architecture shimmering in the night and visited nearly every night during my week long stay in Kuala Lumpur since we were not staying very far from the towers.
The fountains at the base of the twin towers look beautiful and even more so at night.
We got our tickets for the day-time trip up the towers to the Observation Deck and the Skybridge at the counter physically but I recommend booking online at the Petronas Towers website as it gets very crowded and counters close after certain number of tickets are sold and then you have to stand in long queues waiting all day.
Sundays are very crowded so would recommend that you go on a weekday. The observation trips are closed on Friday afternoons. It is a one hour tour and the views are breathtaking. You can see the famous Battu Caves from up there.
There is a beautiful garden behind the Petronas towers and I recommend that you spend sometime there during the day and click some great family pictures with the sculptures and water lakes.