Friday, June 22, 2012

Visiting Suria KLCC, KLCC Park & Petronas Towers In The Heart of Kuala Lumpur's Golden Triangle


Kuala Lumpur Monorail

We found out soon enough that riding the monorail or LRT proved to be the best way to go around Kuala Lumpur. For starters, their "train system" was really convenient considering that passengers obey entrance/exit rules, trains were not fully loaded and the presence of automated ticket booths inside the station.    

From Piccolo Hotel we took the monorail at Bukit Bintang MR6 station and alighted at Bukit Nanas MR8 station and walked a little.

The Famed Petronas Towers 

We then saw the imposing Petronas Towers glittering from afar. Smiling Smiley Face

LRT in Kuala Lumpur

LRT going to KLCC KJ10 station

But we needed to hop on the LRT at Dang Wangi KJ12 station to get to KLCC KJ10 station where Suria KLCC was.

Suria KLCC

                                                                               Suria KLCC

In five minutes, we arrived at Suria, a high-end mall in the heart of the Golden Triangle.

Petronas Twin Towers Signage

This premier shopping destination is conveniently located at the base of another popular tourist spot, the Petronas Towers. 

Isetan, The Body Shop & VINCCI Inside Suria KLCC

FENDI Suria KLCC

We decided to explore the mall a bit before getting into our next order of business. Just to be sure, I asked the concierge if we are allowed to take any photos inside. We were told that any type of video recording was not allowed as well as photos of individual stores. As long as the shots, she said, were done around the aisles, it was okay.

During our conversation, I can't help but steal a glance at the gorgeous Balenciaga bags on display just nearby. Although Suria was jam-packed with amazing designer brands, the mall also featured more affordable shops such as Charles Keith and Uniqlo when it comes to fashion and accessories. For make-up and skin care, top favorites include Sephora, SaSa, L'Occitane and The Body Shop.  


Aside from these stores, what I was really looking forward to was dining at Charlie Brown Cafe but sadly, its opening was scheduled two weeks after our departure from KL.  


Suria KLCC Looked Dazzling At Christmastime(2011)

If it were not for the magnificent trees, I wouldn't have recovered. Smiling Smiley Face

Charlie Brown Cafe Singapore @ 313 Somerset

Two weeks after Charlie Brown Cafe opened at Suria, I read positive remarks from fellow bloggers who have already visited the place. And that deepened my disappointment somehow. It would have been great, I thought, if we too have seen the cafe up close and enjoyed its one-of-a-kind treats.  

  


You can say that I was a bit heartbroken over the Charlie Brown thingie that I went for a much needed bathroom break.Smiling Smiley FaceJust so you know, a single trip to the loo cost RM 2 or PHP 26.65 which came with a packaged wet towel to bootOh My Smiley

Suria KLCC Backdoor

After sometime, we decided to proceed with our itinerary by going out Suria's backdoor into our next stopover: KLCC Park.  

KLCC Park just behind Suria KLCC

Designed by well-renowned Brazilian architect Roberto Burle Marx, the park was conceptualized to present nature's innate beauty amid the hustle and bustle of city life. 


 Lake Symphony at KLCC Park


                                                 Fountains around Lake Symphony 

One of its most popular features is Lake Symphony, a gorgeous 10,000 square meter man-made lake filled with water fountains at play during noontime and in the evenings.      

                                    Tall buildings trace the borders of KLCC Park

While the buildings line KLCC Park's majestic edges,  the1.3 kilometer long jogging track and foot path is blanketed with durable EPDM rubber to ensure the visitors' safety on every level.

                                              Giant Waterfall Fixtures at KLCC Gardens

Reflecting Pool at KLCC Park

I can't help but smile at KLCC's varied ornamental water features while secretly wishing to see the waterfalls in action. But since we had to leave before noontime, we weren't able to see the "show." Too bad.

Anyway, allow me to share with you video tidbits of KLCC park.

Bridge overlooking KLCC Gardens

I found our morning stroll around KLCC Park truly enjoyable, more so when we walked to the 43 meter elevated bridge across the lake. There were many tourists taking snapshots on it because it provided the best vantage view not only of the park but of the twin towers as well. So, the only respectable thing to do was to make our own poses as well. 


 Moi with the Petronas Towers in the background


My boys Bala and Tutapel goofing around 
Photo taken by my bro-in-law and fellow blogger 
Rolandito of Bakasyonista.blogspot.com

My Shot: Petronas Towers view from the bridge!

As you well know, the Petronas Towers were considered to be the tallest buildings in the world between 1998 and 2004 until they were surpassed by Taipei 101. Well, at least these twin skyscrapers remain to be the tallest twin buildings ever constructed in history! It also continues to be a bastion of pride in Kuala Lumpur together with its sibling, the Kuala Lumpur Tower

KL Cab with a flagdown rate of RM 6 or Php 79

Our excursion left us famished so much so that we decided to ride the taxi as opposed to going back the longer route involving KL's monorail or LRT system.

HOW TO GET TO SURIA KLCC (Courtesy of Suria KLCC Website)


By road: three major roads accessible to Suria KLCC, Jalan Ampang, Jalan P. Ramlee and Jalan Kia Peng.
By LRT: Take the Rapid KL Kelana Jaya Line to KLCC station.

Suria KLCC                                                    
Lot no. 241, Level 2
Suria KLCC
Kuala Lumpur City Centre
50088 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: 03-2382 2828
Fax no: 03-2382 2838
Email: info@suriaklcc.com.my





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2 comments:

  1. do you have any idea if the Charlie Brown Cafe in Suria KLCC is now open? Was not able to eat there when I wento to SG.

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  2. hi mich! yes my dear. the cafe opened i think dec 16 of last year. go na! :)

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