Saturday, 27 June 2015

Rotating around Kuala Lumpur

Athiei and I paid a visit to the rotating Atmosphere 360 restaurant which is situated at the top of the Menara Kuala Lumpur (KL Tower). Basically, the restaurant seating area rotates at a slow place while at the top of the tower, so that all the customers are able to enjoy the 360 degree view of the city from a bird's eye view. 

We enjoyed two hours of scoffing down RM68 worth of buffet food. This included chicken curry, steamed scallops, fried mussels, cold cut meats, Thai salads, fresh fruit, an assortment of cakes, hot and cold Malaysian desserts, ice cream and more! The food was very delicious and I attacked the scallops and mussels to my hearts content.

While we were there we had to hear the "Happy Birthday" Song for more than seven times due to the number of people celebrating their birthday there. Personally, it was funny for the first three times and then it just got slightly tiring. Perhaps the restaurant should just play the song once and get all the waiters to serve the cake simultaneously to the different tables.

We also managed to go to the observation deck within the Menara KL in order to get a great view of the city. This of course, included the famous Petronas Twin Towers. 

Also, prior to our buffet dinner, we stopped by the Zen Spa in the Novotel Hotel to get a foot spa, 1 hour body massage and ear candling due to a great steal from Groupon..I think it was roughly around RM70. It was by far one of the best massages I've gotten over here as the masseuse was wonderful and this time I didn't fall asleep! Would definitely recommend them!

We walked over to the Pavilion shopping mall and took photos with the iconic large three bowls of fountain water. 

We discovered a little Tokyo Corner upstairs and I absolutely loved the concept. Every stall was made to either sell Japanese-related merchandise or at least be decorated as such.

They had a lovely Matcha (Green Tea) and Houjicha (Roasted Green Tea) shop there which was absolutely delicious.

They even sold flavoured rusks ranging from coffee to green tea to chocolate and strawberry flavours. I know it looks a little odd to have coloured, toasted, baguette chunks, but they were so good! Free tasters there too!

Using the pedestrian high-walkway we walked over from Pavilion to KLCC Park and sat by the fountain show for a good while. We did so while appreciating the slight mist that fell upon us from the moving fountains and observing the others and the shenanigans they were up to.

We headed to Kinokuniya so that he could see the masses of manga (Japanese comics) sold there. These five shelves of books were only a fraction of what was available as they have them available in Chinese, Japanese and English. Definitely something we can't find in Ireland. However, the prices of the books are obviously not that affordable. A single book would cost just under RM40.

We paid a visit to the Central Market just to check out the more traditional items being sold, however, I forgot it was the time for the Muslims to break fast so the shops were rather deserted.

We then ended the night by strolling through Chinatown before taking the KTM Komuter Train back to Subang Jaya. Thankfully we didn't run into any bad hats in the city at night (it became slightly creepy at certain times) and that we had a very eventful day from morning till night :)

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