Kula Lumpur (KL) Malaysia’s capital city has a variety of attractions that continue to attract legions of tourists in search of the excitement in one of Southeast Asia’s most vibrant cities. It provides visitors with world-class shopping experiences in some of the most impressive shopping malls in the region, pulsating nightlife and excellent dining opportunities. The city also boasts some of the most luxurious accommodation in this fascinating part of the world. Checkout some tips from our local KL plumber who always hang around in KL area.
There is one landmark in the city that is never far from the thoughts of visitors and locals alike and this is the Petronas Twin Towers. At 452 meters tall the iconic set of two buildings linked by sky bridges on the 41st and 42nd floors dominates the cities skyline. In 2004 the Burj Khalifa in Dubai became the world’s tallest building. Even though the Petronas Twin Towers have been eclipsed by the Dubai giant (at 852 meters high) it is still an architectural marvel – and one of the most striking buildings in the world. The striking nature of the twin towers is also as a result of the unique architectural design of the buildings. The architects wanted to mirror the Islamic traditions of the country and the 8 pointed ‘start’ design of each tower echo the Islamic principles of unity within unity, as well as stability, rationality and harmony.
The interior of the towers continues to explore the Islamic motif. Here glass and steel are woven together in a way that evokes the skills of ‘songket’ – traditional handicrafts such as weaving. The lobby space is also softened and warmed by hardwood paneling that represents the kills of master craftsmen from the East Coast of Malaysia. The floor design also emphasizes the unique nature of Malaysia itself – representing the skills involved in pandan weaving and the traditional palm wall matting that can be found in buildings across the country.
The iconic nature of the building and the engineering that went into its construction – as well as the magnificent views available from the 86th-floor observation deck, continue to attract the attention of those who are visiting this fascinating city. The sky bridge also plays its part in providing incredible views over KL. The lists that convey visitors to these lookout points are notable for their capacity and the speed at which they whisk visitors to the upper reaches of the building. There are 29 double-tiered lifts that carry between 26 people or 10 people in each of the ‘executive lifts’ They travel at between 11.5 feet per second and 19.7 feet per second.
However, it is not only the towers nor their imposing height that plays a part in making the Petronas Twin Towers such a popular tourist attraction. There is much more for visitors to enjoy when experiencing the Towers.
Adjacent to the Towers is the magnificent KLCC Park. Here visitors can enjoy jogging, exploratory walks or simply enjoy the wonderful fountain in the park – where children often come to wade to escape the sometimes oppressive heat of the city. There is also the incredible mall available to shoppers, as well as an art gallery and science center with wonderful interactive displays.
Every visitor to Kuala Lumpur should set aside some time to experience the Petronas Twin Towers – it is an experience that will not soon be forgotten.