Petronas Twin Towers - Malaysia's Structural Icon

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Petronas Twin Towers - Malaysia's Structural Icon

There’s something about “total domination” that’s intimidating. It’s like the ones you hear when watching cartoons and all those sci-fi films, where every villain’s plea is about empowerment through dominance and destruction. But when it comes to skyscrapers and structure supremacy in Malaysia, the Petronas Twin Towers exudes a stratosphere level of dominance that’s truly worthy of respect. Petronas is an utmost must-see among all else in this country. The Petronas Twin Towers beats at the very core of this country. It’s found at the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. Everything here is urbanized and pluralized. Buildings, transportation systems, and people seem to multiply and re-invent in as much as they can. Everything is engaged in something, and the Twin Towers is no exception to that. It stands there, unyielding and charismatic, and every so often, people just pause and get mesmerized at this architectural success.

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This remains as one of the tallest buildings in the world, and as a matter of fact, this remains as the tallest twin buildings ever built; so much so that people from all over the globe make their way to Kuala Lumpur and have a glimpse of this marvel. It took more than half a decade to build this thing and so much highlight and honor have happened since then.

bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Malaysia :: Petronas Twin Towers - Malaysia's Structural Icon
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Malaysia :: Petronas Twin Towers - Malaysia's Structural Icon

The ground area is predominantly surrounded by establishments. The highlight though would be the KLCC park, which is just at the foot of the building, where people can take pleasure at taking pictures and seeing the building from a vertical vantage point. The park is filled with walking paths, play areas, and diverse floras balance out the atmosphere around the area. There’s a beautiful fountain with light show display too.

bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Malaysia :: Petronas Twin Towers - Malaysia's Structural Icon
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Malaysia :: Petronas Twin Towers - Malaysia's Structural Icon

The first few floors of the tower are made of luxuries and brands: the Suria KLCC. It’s a huge high-end mall, incorporated with an art gallery, a philharmonic theater, an underwater aquarium, and a Science center. Prepare to splurge and experience some of the best things Malaysia has to offer.

bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Malaysia :: Petronas Twin Towers - Malaysia's Structural Icon
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Malaysia :: Petronas Twin Towers - Malaysia's Structural Icon
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Malaysia :: Petronas Twin Towers - Malaysia's Structural Icon

The next best highlight is Sky Bridge. This is kind of tricky and elusive, since you have to go way up high, you have to follow certain rules, and you have to follow a certain schedule. And not all people can and will go up just to appreciate the tower. It’s all about bridges, metal connections, and depths of glass, when you see the Sky Bridge. But without question, the vast panorama here is over the top, literally and figuratively.

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As a whole, the best moment to view the twin towers would have to be: every chance you get. No exaggeration here. It’s magnificent during the mornings, with all the clouds and busy life around it. It’s just there, standing proud and tall. It’s eye-catching during the evenings, with all the iridescent lights and frivolous sounds. This manmade edifice truly exudes eminence and wonder; one can’t escape Malaysia without wanting to appreciate or experience it.


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Bowdy is an amateur adventurer, a coffee sleepyhead, and a start-up rooter, with a penchant for classic-looking photos. At last count, he has visited some 54 countries, and is now living in Singapore. He's always in search of fascinating routines to exploit, within the edges of after-office hours and (un)limited holidays.

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