Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Travel Malaysia Guide : Seeing Kuala Lumpur City from the Petronas Twin Towers

Petronas Twin Towers
Every tourist who had a chance to visit Kuala Lumpur would certainly be amazed by unique and remarkable architectural features of the “Petronas Twin Towers” or the “Twin Towers”. After holding the world's tallest buildings record for almost 6 years (from 1998 to 2004), before being surpassed by Taipei 101, the towers are still the tallest twin buildings in the world. It beats the Sears Tower in Chicago, United States by 10m height (Although the Sears Tower has more floors with occupied office space at a higher level).

The stunning silver centerpiece(s) of Kuala Lumpur rise 1482 feet above the capital city, casting long shadows over this increasingly popular Asian destination. A culturally diverse city, Kuala Lumpur is renowned for its food, nightlife, shopping and of course, those towers. The city's extensive mix of cultures and ethnicities create the best of Malaysian, Chinese, Indian and Pakistani flavors (just to name a few). Shopaholics salivate at the choices available on Bintang Walk (in Bukit Bintang), an uber-cool area loaded with shops, restaurants and chic cafes.

The two towers are connected by a sky bridge. When you want to visit the towers, then the sky bridge is the highest point you can get. Situated on the 41st floor at a dizzying height of 170m above the ground, the bridge provides the best views of Kuala Lumpur City Center and definitely is regarding as one of the big tourist attractions. You can grab a free ticket at the ticket counter but with limited 1,300 tickets distribution per day, you will probably need to stand in line 30-60 minutes especially during weekends.

If you fancy some nightlife activities, you can certainly enjoy this area. At night, Kuala Lumpur lights up, mostly due to the two massive glowing Petronas spires and the buzzing nightlife of the Golden Triangle. The Golden Triangle is becoming legendary in South East Asia for its trendy bars and pubs, offering great choices for nonstop parties. It's true the towers lure in the tourists, but it's the amazing culture and excitement of Kuala Lumpur that keeps them coming back.