The tallest twin buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004, the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur are an important landmark in this city. They stand at 451.9 metres. Once Argentinean architect Cesar Pelli finalized the design, the towers took a period of 7 years to be completed. This feat involved 500 truckloads of earth being excavated and moved every night and large volumes of concrete being poured for 54 hours straight to form this foundation that is 30m deep.
Standing 88 floors high, the building resembles motifs found in the Islam religion. While Tower 1 is completely occupied by the Petrnoas Corporation, Tower 2 has other important business organizations such as Bloomberg, Boeing, IBM, Microsoft, Reuters and many others.
Another interesting feature of Petronas Towers is the sky bridge. A structure that sits on the 41st and 42nd floor, it connects both the towers. However it is not a permanent structure but designed in such a manner that it slides in and out of the towers when required. While initial visits to the sky bridge were free, visits are now charged. Standing here you can admire this bustling city from 170 metres above.
Located just across the famed Petronas Towers is Ascott Kuala Lumpur. A high-end Kuala Lumpur service apartment, it offers the perfect accommodation option for both business and leisure travellers. Among Kuala Lumpur serviced apartments, Ascott occupies a prime location that is not only in close proximity to the business hub but also many tourist attractions. A visit to Kuala Lumpur will not be completed without a photo taken at this iconic, world-renowned landmark in the capital.
Bukit Bintang is one such location that caters to the shopping whims and fancies of everyone. Open from noon to night, it has countless malls and a thriving nightlife. A different kind of market is the Central Market, Jalan Hang Kasturi. It is more of an art and cultural vendor kind of place. There is also an official China Town where you must remember to haggle for your wares. Countless theme parks are also located within the city for family entertainment. Cosmos world theme park as well as Desa water park are the most visited.