The Petronas Towers used to be the tallest building in the world, from 1998 to 2004. They’re probably the most visited attraction in Kuala Lumpur, and in Malaysia. They are fairly impressive, though not particularly beautiful, and a few interesting things to do in the area is walk on the bridge linking the 2 towers at the 42nd floor, go to the aquarium below the towers (they have some pretty cool sting rays, and some cool giant spiders too – I know they’re not fishes in anyway, though they have them there, don’t ask me why, oh and actually the most impressive fishes there are some huge ass river beasts from the amazone, the biggest river fishes on this earth I believe – at least I hope they were – that were probably 50 meters long – scary), and of course go to the Suria KLCC Mall! (super fancy one, though our favorite remains the Pavilion - gorgeous, amazing food court – be sure to try the brioches from Lavander on the first floor).
Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur
For some reason the pose of these ladies remind me of clichés of american movies from the 70s, maybe from Cassavete’s “The Killing of a Chinese Bookie” or even some “Taxi driver” night driving scene.
The Time Square Shopping mall used to be the most grandiose mall in KL. It featured 10 floors of stores, an IMAX cinema, a bowling alley and…. a full on amusement park, including a roller coaster! (see. pictures). Though as we witnessed in all major Asian capitals, Malls rise and fall, and there can only be one, or at the very most two, that are shinning brightly at any given moment in time. Today those shiny stars are the Pavilion and the Suria in KL, the Element in Hong Kong, and the Paragon in Bangkok.