There was a public water park just behind the hotel. The kids loved it. Not very deep but things to climb on and of course water to cool them off. Our hotel room had a view of the famious Petronas towers or twin towers as they are known. Lots of family time spent here in the few days we spent in Kaula Lumpur. Views from our room.
Mike and I took an afternoon tour of the city. We saw the Royal Palace in Kuala Lumpur. With our usual luck, the palace is under restoration and there is no changing of the guard - instead we are greeted with construction equipment. It is hard to see - but if you look closely at the first photo there are a series of flagpoles. The largest one - in front holds a yellow flag which indicates that the King is in residence - so no visitors.
Flower pictures taken during the tour.
Our next stop was the Central Market - where we finally got some lunch. Mike and I were both really hungry by now - but need to eat light as we were planning to go out to dinner with L&T. There were many kinds of small stores around the perimeter with lots of tables in the middle. I got spicy chicken with rice - in reality it was chicken with spicy fried rice. Very spicy, but delicious. Mike got Laksa which he loved as well. You can buy any thing at the market!
We then headed for Independence Square and to the Kuala Lumpur City Gallery building which was right next to it. It is really pouring rain now and our guide held an umbrella over us as we dashed to the entrance. the entry exhibit was pretty boring. In a back room they had a temporary exhibit called "Shoes in Art". Then you go upstairs to a room with no windows. Here there is a large model of the city that lights up. The show also includes a slide show on the wall that promotes Malaysia - ending in fireworks. They are very proud of the progress they have made since they gained independence in
1963 - the ceremony was held on Independence Square.