After spending the first half of the day seeing the Batu Caves and visiting Sunway Lagoon, it was time to head into the city center of Kuala Lumpur. While getting into the city center was a bit more straight forward in regards to the navigation, the traffic was HORRIBLE! I get that this is fairly normal for major cities, but this traffic seemed to be at a stand still for long periods of time, and so when I arrived to the hotel, I was more than happy to leave the car behind and go for a walk.
For my walk around the city, I first made my way to the Petronas Towers. These incredible buildings that feature an elevated bridge that connects them. When I was looking up tickets and admissions, I saw that they had set times for people to enter, and since I wasn’t sure exactly what time I would get here, I thought I would wait until I got there to purchase it…That was a mistake because when I arrived, I found that they were sold out for the day. Being that this is probably one of the most popular places in the city, it is a good idea to go ahead and book tickets ahead to ensure you’ll get in. In spite of missing out going into the towers, it was still neat to see them.
During the walk around Kuala Lumpur, there was a lot of incredible architecture to see. I was somewhat surprised how modern this city was, with the large number of fairly new sky scrapers, along with all of the electronic signs and lights that were found all throughout the city as well. I'm not sure if I was expecting to see more rundown buildings, but it was a pleasant surprise to see the more modern ways of KL.
The last planned stop for the evening was the Berjaya Times Square. A large mall that has an assortment of stores and restaurants with a connecting hotel. It was opened as the 10th largest building in the world by floor area.
Of course, the main reason for visiting was the theme park inside of the mall, Berjaya Times Square Theme Park. This indoor park had a very cartoon-y feel to it with the decorations. Several of the rides were not open during this visit, but the one that I was here for was, and that is the incredibly unique Supersonic Odyssey. This coaster from Intamin has a rather different layout as the roll-out from the station is a bit longer than most coasters with a barrel roll along the way. The lift hill actually feels as if it is about the halfway point of the ride, and is then followed by several turns, a loop around one of the walkways, and a corkscrew with a few more turns before returning to the station. The ride is a lot of fun, and it really takes up and fills in much of the space of the park, and there are a ton of different locations for you to view the ride. at this point, I would say that it currently is the best coaster in Malaysia.
From Berjaya, I would head back to the hotel, but would take some time to enjoy the nighttime atmosphere as the city was alive with people coming and going, meeting with friends and family for a meal out. I wish I had allowed for more time to explore more of Kuala Lumpur as it seemed that there was much more to discover, and I had just scratched the surface. But I had an early flight in the morning for the next day would offer a visit to a place that had not been on my original itinerary.