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Kuala Lumpur – KL City Gallery, KL Tower + More

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is a city loaded with things to do and see! I’ve already written about Sri Mahamariamman, the markets, Batu Caves and the Orchid Garden, but believe it or not there are still loads of things to write about (two more posts worth from me)! My first post about KL was all about the free things that we did there, and this one is about some of the things we had to pay for.

⋙ KUALA LUMPUR CITY GALLERY was just a couple of dollars to visit (which you can redeem at the amount you paid at the gift shop or cafe) and is right next to Mardeka Square. When you enter the gallery there’s a great display about the history of the city and the independence that took place here in KL.

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The next display is a collection of work from local art students and a lot if it is incredible. My favorite of which is the one I have depicted the most- the scroll draped across the room dripping with watercolors.

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On the top floor they have this incredible scale model of the city so you can truly look at KL from a 360 view. There’s a light show and video with lots of city statistics and information about the changes and improvements coming to Kuala Lumpur.

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This gallery has a working shop making these beautifully detailed wood carvings. They have glass windows so you can look at the process and see how they’re made.


⋙ TAPS BEER BAR was a special treat that Stacey discovered! It was originally going to be a surprise for me because I LOVE craft beer, but she gave in and told me. We tried to get there once and couldn’t find it, but we made it the next night and I had a night of true bliss as I sipped a double IPA from a glass that appropriately claimed “tonight’s gonna be a good night”. I mean, I believe that our faces say it all.


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These are girls who were excited to have craft beer!


⋙ KUALA LUMPUR TOWER was a bit more expensive than their website states – it’s now about $15. I was irritated to be paying that much when I thought it was going to be closer to $10, but after getting up there, I think it was definitely a must for our experience there. I hadn’t been a skyscraper person until I went to Chicago and got my first taste of being “on top of the world”. I think it’s such a special perspective to stand and be level with and look down on these massive skylines especially from atop KL Tower: 1,099 feet up.

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I loved seeing the Patronas Towers lit up at night

 Kuala Lumpur is a city filled with loads of things to do, these are just a few more of the adventures we got into that cost anywhere from $2 to $15. Check back in Friday for my post on my first real experiences with Islam visiting the Islamic Arts Center and the National Mosque.

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    August 26, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    By the way: Patronus reminds me of Harry Potter. The Petronas Towers were built by the Malaysian national oil and gas company PETROliam NASional … as its headquarter.

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      August 31, 2015 at 2:32 pm

      HAHA! I think I was showing my Harry Potter love there! Thanks for the correction on my silly mistake!

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