A trip to Malaysia’s capital would be incomplete without gawking at the 451.9 meters high Petronas Towers, the jewel of Kuala Lumpur city. Built to house the headquarters of Petronas, the national petroleum company of Malaysia, this 88-storey architectural masterpiece once dazzled as the world’s tallest building, making it the first of its kind within the region. Tun Mahathir Mohamad the president of Malaysia at the time had the vision to make the country a global player and this where the inspiration to build the Petronas Towers started. The American master architect Cesar Pelli managed to design a winning scheme focusing on the theme culture and heritage of Malaysia.
During a visit to Kuala Lumpur, many visitors don’t miss a chance to stopover at these twin towers. The sky bridge connecting the two towers is the world’s highest two-story bridge. Standing on this bridge you witness breathtaking views of Kuala Lumpur and a memorable experience for many. Visitors staying in the city will have plenty of good accommodation options including the Berjaya Times Square Hotel, which is five minutes away from the Petronas Towers. For those who are looking to shop the Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur and the famous Suria KLCC are the best options. The Suria KLCC is located at the foot of the Petronas Towers and the best place in KL to grab the biggest brand names from the west. The engineering and design of the towers acknowledge the past and the future of Malaysia, appreciating its heritage but at the same time proclaiming its modernization.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+