Kuala Lumpur – March 14 – 15
The flight to Kuala Lumpur aboard our Lakani Private Jet was quite comfortable with attentive staff serving us a lovely luncheon. On the ground again before we knew it, we were warmly welcomed and then checked into our Premier Suites at the Shangri-La Hotel.
The modern city of Kuala Lumpur is a charming mix of diverse cultural influences and traditions. Our sightseeing included the ancient Batu Caves in nearby Selangor with interior limestone formations said to be about 400 million years old. The series of caves house 100-year-old temples is an important Hindu landmark featuring idols and statues inside and around the caves.
Dancing lions energetically welcomed us to Thean Hou Temple on Robson Hill, one of the largest and most beautiful Chinese temples in Kuala Lumpur. The lions showed Malaysian hospitality with the presentation of a gift of oranges, meant to bring us good luck, then we all went up to see Thean Hou. We also saw Independence Square (Dataran Merdeka), in the heart of the colonial district of ‘Old Kuala Lumpur’, Chinatown and the National Mosque among other sites.
Fabulous views awaited us in the evening during our private visit to the Petronas Towers 41st /42nd floor double decker sky bridge and 86th floor Observation Deck. Riding the countless elevators and exploring the towers was made easy and interesting with the help of our guide Aswan, who showed us areas of the towers that are not open to the public.The views continued with another perspective at the 3rd Petronas Tower while we dined at Marini’s on 57.
From this quick, enjoyable city stay we depart again on our airborne cruise, heading to the Ile of Reunion in the Indian Ocean to see what adventures await.
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