Today we planned a lot of sightseeing to catch up because we spent the first day shopping. But things came differently. The only sightseeing we did was visiting the Petronas Towers, one of Malaysia’s top attractions.
Filing Baggage Claim Reports
As we have no received any news from SWISS regarding Ilinca’s missing luggage, Ilinca made her daily call to Bangkok airport to check the status. Since the luggage has not appeared within 3 days, Ilinca had to list all lost items that were in the backpack, with the exact purchase date, the price, and a precise description in order to make any compensation claims later on. After a long brainstorming session together a list of around fifty items was created that we had to manually add item by item to the lousy web page for the baggage tracing. It took us at least four hours to fill out all the required information and a lot of frustration was around. There went our extended sightseeing session.
In and around the Petronas Towers
With 452m of height, the Petronas Towers are the highest twin towers in the world and are for sure one of the top sights in Kuala Lumpur and the whole region. If we had not already been on the KL tower the day before, I would say that the views from the observation deck on the 86th floor are amazing, especially on a beautiful day like today. However, one of the disadvantages of twin towers is that the other tower blocks the view, so basically you don’t have a 360° panorama from up there. Also, as opposed to the KL tower, you unfortunately cannot go outside and hence have to take all your pictures through dirty windows. On the whole, after having visited KL tower, a visit to the observation deck of the Petronas Towers is not absolutely necessary.
But the whole area around the Petronas Towers and the convention center is very modern and attractive, and especially at night when everything is illuminated, this part of the city is very inviting.
Leaving Kuala Lumpur tomorrow
As our Airbnb apartment is occupied by someone else starting tomorrow, we will leave Kuala Lumpur temporarily and take the train north to Georgetown, a beautiful colonial town in Penang state. But we will come back to Kuala Lumpur once we decide to fly to Borneo as planned or in the by now unlikely event that Ilinca’s lost backpack still shows up somewhere.