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Published: February 28th 2020
View from the Aloft pool on the 30th floor
The Aloft Hotel, which we’d stayed at before, is super convenient for KL Sentral as you can access it from inside the shopping centre. Go up the escalators and look for the little sign pointing to the right and follow the walkway round. Reception is on the ground floor but this way you arrive on the first. We could have our room straight away and it was on the 26th floor with a view over Brickfields, the Indian area. The last time the rooftop infinity pool had been full of Aussie schoolgirls with all their hand luggage and clothing so we couldn’t get near it. This time we had it to ourselves for a while and the views are so nice from up there. We relaxed for a while and had some overpriced coffees.
Our reason for staying a night on the way to Penang was to go up the KL Tower, and Grab was the way to avoid a long uphill walk from the MRT. Getting one wasn’t so easy, the app kept saying all drivers busy and we had to have both our phones on it until finally we got one dropping people off. It was 4.30, so the
roads were quite quiet and it cost just 9 ringgits. Once there, there are automated tickets machines and also a desk, but a guy kind of hustled us into using the machines. We didn’t want to pay for the glass box experience, it was expensive and to me looked scary (it hangs over the side so you can see right down to your potential death) but to go to the top level which is outside you get it thrown in so we did it. The whole package is 85 ringgits, so quite expensive for here. You don’t have to have official photos and the guy is happy to take some using your own camera. Another guy pointed out the Genting Highlands on the top of the hills in front, which has the largest hotel in the world at over 7000 rooms. we also had a side view of Gill’s favourite building ever, the Petronas Towers.
We walked down the hill and over to the Towers to have something to eat in Suria Mall, which has a food court on the (I think) 4th level. The entrance is next to Guess. It was OK, Gill had Indian food and I
had chicken and rice, cheap but forgettable. Then we went outside and found a spot for the light and sound show by the lake at the back, oohing and aaahing at the Towers as it got darker and they looked so pretty all lit show started at 8 and finished very soon after. We sidled round to the exit so we could get to the Grab drop off. Nobody else moved and then it started up again but we’d had enough and went to get a Grab, failed, nobody accepted our booking, so we got a regular taxi for 30 ringgits as we’d had enough and wanted to go back and drink all the items from the free mini bar. Calm down, the only alcohol was one tin of beer, the rest were soft drinks and water.
Alarm set for 6.15am, train is at 8.05.
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