July 9, 2010

The ex-world’s tallest building, Petronas Twin Towers of Kuala Lumpur

Location: Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (3° 9′ 28.26″ N, 101° 42′ 41.94″ E)
Date: 2 July 2010, 8.55pm
Camera: Canon 400D with Sigma 17-70/f2.8-4.5

The Petronas Twin Towers of Malaysia may not be the tallest building in the world anymore (it is the 4th tallest now after the Burj Khalifa of Dubai, Taipei 101 of Taipei and Shanghai World Financial Center) but it is probably still the most spectacular and readily recognisable of all the world’s tallest buildings. It was the tallest building for 8 years until Taipei 101 was completed. Even though Malaysia is known for its beautiful islands, ancient forests, diverse culture and delicious food, the Twin Towers had become its most identifiable symbol since its completion in 1998. The building is brightly lighted every night and is visible from virtually any open space in Kuala Lumpur. Visitors can go up (free) to the skybridge joining the twin towers during daytime to enjoy the panoramic view. However patience is needed as there is always a long queue of people trying to do the same.

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