Monday, July 6, 2009

Reminisce: Rendezvous at KLCC

It was towards the end of 2004. Taipei 101 in Taiwan had yet to be completed. The Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia which had been designed by Argentine-American architect Cesar Pelli was still the official tallest buildings in the world. It was under this circumstance that I met up with Mau Wei and Hoi Thien. Both of them were planning on a trip to the historical town of Malacca which was 148 km south of Kuala Lumpur. I was in Wangsa Maju, Kuala Lumpur, putting up the night with my nephew and Mau Wei was around somewhere in Kuala Lumpur too, putting up with her friend. Hoi Thien was taking a bus down from Taiping and we had made a pact to meet in KLCC - that was Suria KLCC, the shopping mall below the twin towers. It was very convenient to take an LRT from Wangsa Maju to KLCC and I was there in no time. Then, Mau Wei came and then, Hoi Thien, with her bag of clothes and all! She lugged that along when we strolled round KLCC park and even when we were in a cineplex watching a Japanese movie! When the show ended, we called it a day. The girls asked if I would go to Malacca too but I declined, wanting very much to do something else. That, perhaps, ended with the utmost regret...


Kuala Lumpur's Petronas Twin Towers...











Mau Wei and Hoi Thien at KLCC Park...



...Queuing up to buy tickets for aJapanese movie...


Java Jamboree will be back!

2 comments:

Liudmila said...

Oh my god, it has to be terrible to stay in that towers when the weather is sooo...

footiam said...

If you don't think about the weather, everything would be fine. It's a good thing that there is no eathquake in this part of the world!

Have another serving of Travel Pangs!