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Monday, 30 January 2012

How I spent my 25th birthday: Part 1 - KLCC Skybridge

Omg! I can't believe I'm 25! =O I don't feel 25.. I remember when I used to see 25 year old women when I was younger, they didnt jump around, they were mature, they werent lost, they were successful business women in suits.. Or at least, that's what it looked like to me..

A quarter of a century.. Have I lived for that long? What have I done? Not as much as I thought I would've, let me tell you. There's still so much to be done, so much I havent seen or achieved.. At 25 I should be well on my way, not just starting to pave another path, as I am now..

Omg, I'm getting old it seems.. Since when does a birthday make me think? About things other than presents and food of course.. ;p *shakes head vigorously* No! I'm not old yet! I'm only 25, and I'm gonna enjoy it! So enough with the rambling, this is how I spent my 25th birthday (like a kid!) ;p

Introducing The Three! Yes, that is what I am going to call us, The Three.Adrian: Best friend and minion. Nyahaha!
Oliver: Brother and pain in the you-know-what. ;p
Me! Also known as Calista. LOL. The birthday girl!! Whee..!! This means I got my way in (almost) everything that day. Haha! =D

We woke up crazy-early to join the endless line we knew was waiting for us to go up to the KLCC Skybridge.. Never been up there before and it was on my must-see list for KL, so why not on my birthday right? =)The ticket counter opens at 8.30am, so we reached just before 9am.. Cz we all had a late night the night before..
Zzz..
Anyhoo.
I still think we were pretty early.. But when we finally got to the counter, we were told to pick a time slot:And this is all that was left! =O
The 12pm slot was only available for 2 more people, so we took 12.15am..
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What were we supposed to do in KL at 9am for 3 hours??? Sigh..
Since parking in KLCC is quite expensive, we decided to drive out and see if there was anywhere else to park. We also wanted to claim some frozen yoghurt that Oliver had bought via Groupon, at a shop called 9 Berries, which is in KL City Walk, a new place I just found out existed.. Lol.. According to their facebook page, it's Malaysia's first ever pedestrian strip mall and stretches approximately half a kilometre. It's actually quite a nice place, but since we were way too early, and there isnt anywhere to park around there, we couldnt enjoy it's potential.. Lol.. I know.. Sounds weird.. But true! =) There are boutiques there, cafes, bistros etc already there, and as they're located on Jalan P.Ramlee, right in front of Jalan Pinang and near KLCC + Pavilion, it looks like it could be the next hip and happening hangout!

With the Groupon voucher, we were entitled to 4 cups of FroYo plus toppings. Can't remember how much it was, but it was crazy cheap! And with Adrian waiting with the car out front, we couldnt stop long to take photos of the pretty yoghurt.. =( I can tell you though that there were 4 flavours: original, mango, strawberry and blueberry, all topped with fresh fruit. 9 Berries is owned by a Korean lady, who also sells cute Korean accessoriesThe earrings are only RM5 a pair!
gifts and original K-pop albums and souvenirs! I definitely do recommend you go and check it out if you love all things Korean! =)

After enjoying the yoghurt in the car, we decided to park at Fahrenheit and walk through Pavilion to KLCC. It was nearly time to go up, and we had to be there 15 minutes before to check in.We were greeted by a hologram video at the entrance
It felt so cool to walk through this.. Lol..

Then taken straight up to Level 41 - the skybridge.The BridgeThe View. On the other side, Batu Caves is also visible in the distance. Just Hangin'And Squattin'Adrian and Oli with their yellow visitors' passes (they use this to call you when they need you to regroup. As in "all yellow passes get yo asses back here NOW!" ;p)

The 41st floor is for visitors, and the 42nd floor is for staff. It's 170m from street level and is 58.4m long. The actual height of the Petronas Twin Towers is 451.9m, and is 88 stories high (trivia for the day!).
After being allowed around 15 minutes on the bridge (which unfortunately did not sway that day as there wasnt any strong winds), we were then ushered back to the elevator Look at all the buttons in the lift!

and taken up to the 83rd floor, where we then changed to a smaller lift, which took us up to the observation deck on the 86th floor.

Obviously the view from up here was even more spectacular! The tallest building you see in the photo? That's The Intermark.
You can see the opposite tower out the window! And when I say window, I mean these!I spy with my little eye...

We were only allowed in Tower 1 as Tower 2 is all offices.Apparently there is also a small exhibition room where you can sit in a chair that simulates the swaying of the building and also what happens if lightning strikes the building. We were not taken here. WHY??!! *alternate sad and angry face*

We didnt go outside to the KLCC gardens this time to take photos. Guess we took it for granted. But I did want to put up a photo of the towers from the outside, so here's one I took a few years back, during my first trip to KL:After we finished our tour, we were taken straight to the souvenir shop.. Things were a bit pricey so we didnt buy anything there. We went straight out to the mall, and straight up to the food court. We were starving by then! We had this incredibly yummy Teppanyaki beef rice.. I definitely recommend it if you're ever in Suria KLCC.. It's in the food court on the 2nd floor, and is 2 doors down from McDonald's. It's simply called Teppanyaki, and it's really nice, and they give quite a big portion. Not very expensive either, compared to the rest of the food available. Dont expect much from the service though. Lol.. Oh, and sorry again.. I didnt take a photo cz I was too busy stuffing my face.. =/

By the time we finished lunch and had a little walk-around, it was around 4pm, so we set off to get the car and go back to the other side of town - which I'll tell you about in Part 2 (I promise I'll be fast! ;p)
xxxxx

4 comments:

  1. Strangely enough I went to the world's tallest free standing structure at the time (the CN Tower) on my 17th Birthday. The lift went up the outside which is an experience that is quite uplifting (ha ha).

    Looks like it was a great day, I think the orb would have been a severe anti climax after the Petronas Towers.

    Getting old is all a myth, I'm sure Besse Cooper has enjoyed every one of her 115 years.

    A.B.

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  2. Sounds like you had a great day!!!!! XXX :)

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  3. I've visited KL for quite sometimes, but never visit the KLCC Skybridge. :(

    mt
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  4. Ooh.. I'd have loved it if the elevator was on the outside of the towers! =D

    And I did have an amazing day! Havent finished telling you about it yet either! Lol.. xx

    MT, that's why I really wanted to do it before I moved back to KK.. =) It's worth it, though a bit rushed.. Make it a point to go next time you're in KL! =)

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