To be honest, as we settled down in the hotel room, we had this thought of not going out again until the next morning.
Our legs were sore from all the walking. Our plan to visit Batu Caves the next day became another excuse to stay put in the comfortable hotel room.
We finally got up anyway. The desire to taste the barbecued chicken wings at Restoran Wong Ah Wah (W.A.W) was brewing. We couldn’t resist it.
Looking back, we were grateful that we did get out from the hotel. The night eventually became the highlight of the day.
Dinner at Restoran Wong Ah Wah (W.A.W)
Restoran Wong Ah Wah (W.A.W) is a Chinese restaurant located at a road called Jalan Alor. The road itself is famous for its roadside eateries and hawker food.
To reach there, we had to walk along Jalan Bukit Bintang and Jalan Tong Shin for about 30 minutes.
The restaurant can get pretty packed at night even though it spans across a few shoplots. Since we arrived quite early, there were plenty of seats for us to choose. We took a table in one of the air-conditioned shops.
Wong Ah Wah is well-known for its tasty barbecued chicken wings. Many Chinese celebrities from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan dine cannot resist tasting the chicken wings when they travel to Kuala Lumpur.
For us, ordering the chicken wings is always a must. The only question we ask is “How many of them to order?” For this visit, we ordered 5.
We also ordered stir-fried Chinese kales, deep-fried butter squid and noodles with barbecued pork.
Full and satisfied with the meal, we went for a stroll along Jalan Alor and Changkat Bukit Bintang.
As you can see from the photos, Changkat Bukit Bintang or just Changkat in short, which is known for its nightlife was still quite empty.
Amazing Musical Fountain Performance at KLCC Park
We didn’t have anything else to do. It was also too early for booze. Thus, we decided to walk towards Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.
On the way there, I joked about how romantic it will be to stroll around KLCC Park at night. In fact, many travel bloggers also wrote about how dazzling PETRONAS Twin Towers are when they light up after sunset.
When we arrived at the park, we saw a small crowd sitting around the man-made Lake Symphony. They were waiting for a musical fountain performance to start.
Intrigued, we found ourselves a spot and sat down by the lake. We were unsure when the performance was starting. But since the crowd stayed put, we waited patiently.
Right after sunset, colored lights illuminated the lake with different animations. There was no music. It seemed like a rehearsal or a pre-flight check to make sure the lights and water nozzles were working.
The musical fountain performance started after we waited for about an hour. It caught our attention with how amazing it was right from the start. It never tried to let go, even for once.
Lights in different colors were racing across the lake, following the tempo of the music.
The most spectacular moment came when one of the nozzles shot water to a height so much higher than the rest. We later learned that the particular nozzle was capable of shooting water up to 42 meters. Impressive!
The performance started with the slow tempo of My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion. It was followed by the familiar tunes of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5: I. The performance ended on a high with Symphony No. 40: I by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart playing on ascending tempo.
We were blown away.
The performance immediately became the highlight of our day. We couldn’t believe that we were only seeing it for the first time that day because it was so near to where we stay!
The Beautiful PETRONAS Twin Towers at Night
The towers looked like two giant light beams pointing towards the sky. Everybody should see them twice – once during the day and once at night.
The day ended with us walking back to our hotel in Bukit Bintang.
We walked a lot that day and it was quite tiring. Yet, being able to see the musical fountain performance, which was not part of our plan at all, made it all worth it.
Are We Fit Enough to Conquer Batu Caves?
As we go to bed, we kept thinking whether we can take on the 272 steps at Batu Caves the next day.
We wouldn’t call ourselves fit travelers. My body mass index (BMI) falls under the overweight zone. To make things even scarier, I have a mild phobia for heights.
Can you guess whether we conquered the steps at Batu Caves without any problems?
Stay tuned to find out in our next blog post.
Have you watched the musical fountain performance at KLCC Park? What do you think about it? Which place do you think has the best musical fountain performance? Let us know in the comment section below.