On Boxing Day, my niece declared she wanted to go up to the Kuala Lumpur Tower. It's a structure we could see everyday whenever we journeyed out of Ah Ma's house.
So we all had a visit. It was the first time for all of us except Gadget-daddy who had been there a couple of times before for his company function.
So we paid the fees (RM38/adult for a package), got our paper binoculars and headed up.
There were actual binoculars for anyone's use at the observatory deck. Gadget-daddy showed the boys where our house is located.
The other attractions there were the winterland display
(terribly disappointing as everything is just cut out of Styrofoam and plastered with cotton and silver dust, and it's in the open air of which, knowing our weather, was just swealtering hot and nothing like winter) ...
... and an animal expo, called the Animal Zone.
This was actually quite good.
We all had a couple of breaks for the kids mainly.
By the time we were done, all the children and adults were exhausted but happy.
For me, there was just one tinge of sadness.
This bird's eye view shows where my school used to stand - now just a horrid red patch of dirt under construction.
The wonderful old building of St. Mary's Secondary School,
and also the primary school, the fields, the old bungalow on stilts and our small canteen
no longer exists.