I was happy with my previous nights version of the towers close up with the fountains in the foreground, but was still keen to find a decent viewpoint to capture a skyline type photograph of the city. In doing some research I found that the Traders Hotel has a famous Skybar on the 33rd floor with good views across KLCC Park. Well I decided it was worth going up there for a couple of drinks with my camera and this was the resulting photograph. They don’t allow tripods but they do have the windows completely open so that you aren’t photographing through glass. From here you can see much more of the park. On the far left is the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (hence the KLCC) and if you look very closely at the base of the towers you can see the water fountains.
Boasting the world’s largest free flight walk in aviary, the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is home to more than 300 birds across 200 species. That said getting half decent photographs of any of the birds is a huge challenge, which I really enjoyed. This parrot was waiting for tourists to take his photograph so I thought I would do my best. I think he even gave me a smile! The best thing about the bird park is that for many of the birds you do not have a fence or netting between your camera and the bird, making it much easier than many of the zoos I have visited in the past.
The Thean Hou Temple is a famous six tiered Chinese temple overlooking the city of Kuala Lumpur. It was built in 1987 by the Hainanese community living in the area and is dedicated to the Goddess Tian Hou (The Heavenly Mother). This photograph shows the area within the temple where visitors take off their shoes to go inside. There are hundreds of photo opportunities with the art work and statues, particularly on the roof. It is difficult however to record a wide view of the temple like this without using sound and video to give a greater feel of the atmosphere.
Finding myself in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur for a few days I made it my main objective to get a few photographs of the Petronas Twin Towers. Little did I know until I got on location and started scouting around the area that there is a park in front of the towers call KLCC Park. This is a 20 hectare public park which has both good views of the towers and also interesting water features. I staked out at the edge of the water with my camera, wide angle lens and tripod for a good few hours (maybe three or more). Waiting for the right moment. I kept taking more and more photographs as the day turned to night. In the end it was one of the last images where the fountains really started to jet high into the air that became my favourite from my first day in the city.