Malaysia: Petronas Twin Towers

Located in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Petronas Twin Towers is the tallest building in Malaysia. It is also the most famous landmark of Kuala Lumpur. 


Also known as the Menara Berkembar Petronas or simply Petronas Towers, these twin skyscrapers once were the tallest structures in the world. It held on to this title from 1998 until 2004 when Taiwan 101 was completed. The Petronas Twin Towers were designed by Cesar Pelli, an Argentine architect. He chose a post modern design style which underwent and passed rigorous tests and simulations of wind and structural loads. 
As seen from the FACE Suite Platinum
What a perfect view

Now here goes the history of the Petronas Twin Towers and its love for the number 1... Excavation for its 98-feet deep base started on March 1, 1993. The construction of the mega structures then started on April 1, 1994. Its interiors were completed on January 1, 1996 while the spires of Tower 1 and 2 were completed on March 1, 1996. Petronas Twin Towers were officially opened by then Prime Minister Dr. Mahatir bin Mohamad on August 1, 1999.

The 88-floor towers are constructed using reinforced concrete. It has a steel and glass facade which is designed to resemble the motifs of Malaysia's Islamic art. It stands 451.9 meters or 1,482.62 feet tall and is still one of the tallest buildings in the world today.

Today, visitors can tour the majestic skyscarper. Inside the tower, the visitors would see the interactive displays showcasing the construction of the twin towers. Visitors can also visit the Skybridge that connects Tower 1 and 2. Visitors can then get up to see the breathtaking view of Kuala Lumpur. 
It's just around the corner... (nah just look up)
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I got to visit the Petronas Twin Towers with my family during our 2017 Singapore-Malaysia tour. Although we were unable to go up the 86th floor due to time constraints, we managed to take beautiful photos of it from the infinity pool are of The Face Suites. We also got to visit its vicinity to take a closer look at the magnificent skyscraper. 

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From Kuala Lumpur's airports, the fastest (but not cheapest) way to get to Petronas Twin Towers is to ride a taxi. Another option is to ride the monorail and board down at the Bukit Nanas Station.

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