Port Klang was once known as Port Swettenham, but was renamed in July 1972. The largest port in the country, Port Klang is 38 kilometres from the city of Kuala Lumpur. You might know Kuala Lumpur by two of the world’s tallest towers, KL Tower and The Petronas Twin Towers.
What Not To Miss In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
There are a number of great places to visit and explore. If visiting for a few hours by cruise ship like we did, you might like to take an organised tour. It is stress-free, guaranteeing you will arrive back at the ship on time and all arranged so you can relax and enjoy the sights.
Climb the 272 colourful steps into the main Batu Cave, formed in the limestone hill with interior formations said to date back more than 4 million years! The cave houses one of the most important Hindu temples, which dates back more than 100 years. There are five caves with sculptures and art work. Watch out for the monkeys!
Petronas Towers & city sightseeing
Two of the world’s tallest standing towers, Petronas Twin Towers were completed in March 1996. Standing at 452 metres, they were the tallest structures in the world until the Taipei 508-metre 101 Tower was completed in 2004. However, they remain the tallest twin towers in the world. One tower is owned by the Petronas Group while the other has offices for IBM, Microsoft, Reuters and others. On the pre-booked shore excursion, we stopped a short distance away to take some photographs before continuing on a city bus tour.
At the Menara KL Tower, enjoy the views from the observation deck and a delicious buffet lunch in the revolving restaurant. The KL Tower is a communications tower. It’s said to be taller than the Petronas Twin Towers, due to being located on a hill! (Well, the observation deck is 100 metres higher.) Constructed in 1994, it stands at 421 metres on Bukit Nanas (Pineapple Hill).
I hope you have enjoyed reading and are inspired to visit Kuala Lumpur, either independently or via one of the world’s other large structures, the cruise ship. Happy Travels:) x