Luckily for me, we were staying at the Shangri La and thus had free concierge service. So I asked the hotel to arrange it, and they sent some poor person to stand in line for me at around 7 am. I got to waltz in after breakfast, and just pick them up. Win!
I had read online that tickets are free, but this is not true. They actually cost 80 ringgit/ person (around $26), very expensive for Malaysia (R was free, though). Everyone else in my time slot (you are given a designated time to show up, divided into fifteen-minute increments) was a tourist from a wealthy country--Japan, Dubai, Germany, Brunei, etc. Malaysia is a very popular destination for people from wealthy Middle Eastern countries on their honeymoons, being 1. Muslim and 2. tropical with nice beaches. It was weird to see so many women wearing burkas though (even head scarves are optional in Singapore).
|R on the skybridge: work it!|
Security was very tight (I think terrorism might be a concern). We had to go through a metal detector, and were not allowed to bring the stroller. We were also always escorted by at least one guide and an armed policeman. Seemed a little bit of overkill, but I suppose they have their reasons. On the plus side, all these personnel meant that even though R and I were late, we got a personal escort to catch up with the tour.
|View of KLCC Park from the skybridge|
|R liked the view|
|Best picture of R and I in a long time, demonstrating why you should always |
get geeky Japanese guys with big cameras to take your picture
|The other tower|
|R wondering why her mother always takes her to boring places|
|Are we going yet?|
|Cute too but you can see the difference! Sniff, sniff I miss you Japanese guy who didn't speak English|