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    places of interest.....that one can visit pathiyum podungalen plz ..

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    Places to Visit: KLCC / Petronas Twin Towers



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    What would be Kuala Lumpur visit be without a tour of Petronas Twin Towers, formerly the tallest building in the world from 1998 to 2004. (But the towers are still the tallest twin towers in the world)

    Many Tamil films have these towers as the background, as is found in many other movies too, including the Sean Connery hollywood movie, Entrapment.

    OK, what is there to see? Actually there is plenty. The Towers are just one portion of a huge project called KLCC or Kuala Lumpur City Centre.

    1. You can go up to the skybridge on the 41st floor and get a commanding view of KL.

    GO EARLY: Here is how the system works: Tickets to the skybrige are given FREE between 8.00 am and 12.00pm. You have to queue to get the tickets. Your ticket will tell you what time your tour will be. After getting the ticket, do your tour of the rest of KLCC and come back to the Towers at the appointed time. You and your group will be shown a short film on the history behind the towers and then will be taken up the skybrige via super-sonic lifts. Note that this is an accompanied, limited-time tour. You are allowed to take photos/video throughout the tour.

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    You can also take photos/videos at the base, but be warned, you will either be microscopically tiny or won't be able to capture the entire towers.

    2. Shopping at Suria KLCC

    Shop like you are in the UK with many floors of specialty stores, open air cafes, food courts, and restaurants. And while waiting, you can catch a Tamil film at the cineplex here (Tamil films play at the best cinemas in Malaysia.)

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    While you are at the shopping complex, do not forget to check out the huge bookstore, Kinokuniya!


    3. KLCC Park

    The park is located directly below the PETRONAS Twin Towers, creating an awesome contrast of steel and greenery. The park features various amnities such as a two-acre children's playground, symphony fountain, wading pool, jogging track, shelters and benches, patterned foot-paths and sculptures.

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    4. Acquaria

    Aquaria KLCC features thousands of freshwater and marine species from all across globe. Facinating facts on the spieces are presented on screens along the Discovery Zones.
    Cost is about RM45 for foreigners

    5. Petrosains

    Located on level 4 of Suria KLCC, this modern contemporary science centre allows visitors to touch, feel and interact with displays and exhibits aimed at stimulating interest in science and technology, particularly in petroleum science.

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    6. Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS

    Located between the two towers at the podium level is a world-class concert hall with 865 seating capacity.


    So, you can spend at least a minimum of half day at this site.
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    Places to Visit: Batu Caves



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    Yet another must-see in Kuala Lumpur, Batu Caves is on the outskirts of KL.

    Many Tamil films have been shot here, right from Varuvaan Vadivelan days to Billa and Kannamoochi Yenadaa recently.

    Batu Caves, a 400 million year-old limestone hill with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites, is nature's wonder. The temple was built about 120 years ago by Indian immigrants, and is often refered to as "Ezhaam Padai" of Lord Murugan.

    The temple grounds adjoining the massif sprawl over an area of 16 acres of flat land. A Tamil School run by the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple Devasthanam is built on the grounds.

    As you enter you are greeted by the tallest Murugan structure in the world. Yes, you read that right!

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    As you enter the gates, you forget the moment and think that you are still in Tamilnadu.
    A huge Vel welcomes you and as you walk through, you sight a Vinayagar temple. Just to the left are smaller temples featuring Murugan from Thiruparamkundram, Thiruchendur, Pazhani, Swamimalai, Thiruthani and Pazhamudhircholai.

    On the right is Suriyan temple, together with the navakragams. You can also see several restaurants selling a delicious variety of vegetarian Southern Indian Food.

    You enter the Vinayagar temple, and then turn left and see Meenakshi Amman in all Her splendour. Next to it is a short flight of steps and you are led to Kailaasam!

    Having finished all that, you step out of Vinaayagar temple and turn to your right. As you walk up you are greeted by golden domes, with Venketesaran and his consort welcoming you.

    After your prayers there, you walk up and are greeted by a cage full of monkeys. Unsurprisingly, there is a Hanuman temple there, with a huge statue of Anjaneyar tearing open his body to reveal Raman and Seetha in his heart!

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    Finishing all prayers at Ground level, you now go back to the adivaaram and start walking up the 272 steps to pay obeiyance to Batu Malai Murugan!
    The climb is steep and you run out of breath soon. But paradise awaits you on top.

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    The floor is cool, the atmosphere hill-like. Unrealisingly you feel trance-like, the weariness of cllimbing forgotten.
    You worship Murugan and then sit down on the floor to take in the senses pervading you.
    You understand now why milliuns of devotees gather here every Thaipusam, making it the biggest congregration of Hindus in the world!


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    If you are doubtful, try typing Thaipusam in google and see where it takes you.
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    Very Tempting..
    aaniyae pudunga venaam!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dinesh84
    Very Tempting..
    The world's best economical airlines with the tagline "Now everyone can fly."

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    Thamizhvaanan @ Emu @ Benny Lava was here a few weeks ago; awaiting his experiences....
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    P_R, (or anybody who has gotten a Msia/Spore tourist visa from India) - How long does it take for one to get both the visas (from the Chennai consulate)? What's the procedure? I guess one can simply send their passport and documents and they ll stamp the visa and send it back? From what I saw in the internet it takes 2 working days each for Singapore/Malaysia. Is that right? Is there a way to expedite it?

    Googleaandavar aint helping

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    It took me 4-5 days for Sing and Malaysia together - travel agent did it, so don't know the time splits. Both counsels are in Chennai. I don't think it can expedited more. Sing IIRC requires you to copies of tickets booked -in and out - and a credit card (for expenses).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerd View Post
    P_R, (or anybody who has gotten a Msia/Spore tourist visa from India) - How long does it take for one to get both the visas (from the Chennai consulate)? What's the procedure? I guess one can simply send their passport and documents and they ll stamp the visa and send it back? From what I saw in the internet it takes 2 working days each for Singapore/Malaysia. Is that right? Is there a way to expedite it?

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    Sing: My second daughter had to come here on a tourist visa and we then applied for her dependent visa. So, we had to expedite the process. IIRC, it was done in 2 days. Conduct Magellan Travels, Chetpet - 28363747/28363617

    Yes, we send the passport, tickets and they send it back with the visa
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    " Conduct Magmellan travels" - ingE kooda word distortionA? Adhu magmellanA mcmillanA? edhai distort pannuvingannu edhai mAttingannu sollave mudiyaradhillai

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