|Glass and Steel|
A good reason to stay in Chinatown is that major city attractions are quite concentrated and close together, not a great deal of effort required to get to any of them, according to the tourist map that is. So, today I'll test that theory and hike up to the KL Tower for a poke around.
Quite tired since 70% of the creatures that inhabit this guesthouse are nocturnal, to the detriment of others that want to sleep at night! A gentle hike then, but it's uphill making this bit of an effort. Carefully following the map, the route takes a northerly direction from here, following the river towards Masijd Jamek. Over the highway and onwards in between those skyscrapers - actually quite innovative in design, rather impressive. An awe inspiring feeling when all around is a view of nothing but the glass and steel of a metropolis.Very little traffic again, but it is Sunday, which might mean something in this country 80% Islamic in culture.
Although the KL Tower can be seen from anywhere in town, I've learnt that it's not always the best idea to follow by sight, since the actual access gate can be miles away! Following the map then, still uphill towards the entrance, passing a row of yellow, Chinese looking houses, crumbling and ready for the wrecking ball - probably not to far into the future the way development seems to be moving forward in KL. At the entrance, but not quite at the tower yet. It's up a long driveway winding round a hill. Thankfully, for those with tired legs there is a shuttle bus every 15 minutes, which sounds fine to me. On the bus, it's just a 5 minute ride to the red carpet, well, not quite, but right to the front steps, passing a display of formula 1 racing cars - 10RM for a photo!
Too early for a trek back to base, so Let's have another look at the Twin Towers.