Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Kuala Lumpur!

Kuala Lumpur ... a place which reminds me a lot about India, but is much more advanced, planned and well developed that most Indian metros! I had been to KL to actually see the Malaysian F1 GP on Mar 23rd, but since we were going there, we thought we might as well touch Genting and KL itself.

Bikram, Krishna, Naveen, Sandeep and I travelled from Singapore to KL by bus on the night of last thursday. Keerthi who stays in KL, had done all arrangments for us including our F1 tickets, hotel accomodation etc.

On Friday we headed straight to Genting. Forgive me for this, but I am still confused whether this is called Genting or Jenting. Rather, people say its pronounced as Gunting ... anyways ... whatever it is called ... this place resembles closest to the concept of fairyland that you might have heard in your childhood! It a hill station a few 10's of miles from KL. You can either drive up the picturesque road or take a cable car. We took the cable car up and drove down - both thrilling experiences!

For some reason, through out this KL trip, the skies were really happy with me :) .. clouds made beautiful patterns and the color was bright and tempting! My snaps will speak about it a bit.

The cable car journey is another memorable part of the journey. Between every two sets of posts, the car runs ar varying angles from 20 deg to upto 70 degrees. Check out some of the photos of that at http://picasaweb.google.com/alokbhagwat/GentingMalaysia

Genting is one huge hill-establishment at an hour's distance from KL. It has a massive outdoor amusement park as well as the world's largest indoor amusement park. Some of the most memorable rides is the space shot ... where you are seated on a chair ... ok - tied to the chair! Then 12 such chairs are elevated on a HIGH pole, from the top of which you can almost see KL. And then the chairs are released in a free fall :-)

The roller coaster on the edge of the mountain is another thrilling experience, so is the superman ride. Archery is engrossing as well. Among the rides in the indoor park the simulation of sky diving is worth a mention. The casinos are also worth a visit ... if you are too confident of your luck :-)

We also went around KL a bit. We went up KL towers ... 235m high to catch amazing panoramic views of the city. Its tough to believe that the city is hardly a 120 years old! Some of those snaps are at http://picasaweb.google.com/alokbhagwat/KualaLumpurCityAsSeenFromKLTowers

The petronas twin towers are another mesmerizing experience. Look at my snaps at http://picasaweb.google.com/alokbhagwat/PetronasTwinTowersKualaLumpur. No words can describe them!