Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Counting my blessings

Looking at the Petronas Twin Towers this morning, I thought we were set for another fabulous sunny day but clearly not so looking at the overcast sky right now.  Surprising air quality according to the DOE is still good here in Kuala Lumpur though the skyline does appear to be hazy.

I count it a blessing that this pair of towers can be seen both from the office as well as at home - without the slightest effort. They are just there right in front whenever I look up and need a focal point to ponder a thought or two. Blessing? You bet!

A visiting colleague once remarked that the Petronas Twin Towers are the most exquisite buildings he has ever laid eyes upon and he has travelled extensively for work. He now is based in Shanghai and he travels to Malaysia a few times a year and never tires of taking pictures of the twins each time he visits.

Back home, I wonder how many of us locals really stop to admire these beauties in our very own backyard.

Incidentally, the Petronas Twin Towers are currently still the tallest twin towers in the world. Soaring to a height of 451.9 metres, the 88-storey twin structure is Kuala Lumpur's crown jewel. The world's highest double-decked bridge is also found here where it provides a stunning vantage point of Kuala Lumpur. Linking the towers at levels 41 and 42, it facilitates movement, and functions as an escape route in case of emergencies. Entrance to this skybridge used to be free of charge but a year or two ago, an entrance fee has been introduced. The fee structure is as follows to give you an idea:

Ticket Price
Adult RM80 (approx USD25)
Adult (MyKad) RM25
Child RM30 (approx USD9.30)
Child (MyKid) RM12

There is an observation deck at level 86 but not sure if that's open to the public.  It offers a 360-degree view of Kuala Lumpur. However, some reviews say KL Tower offers a better view of the city. KL Tower stands at 421m and over the weekend hosted the KL Tower International BASE Jump annual event.

14 comments:

  1. I haven't been to the skybridge. Must go one day! And it's cheap too with MyKad!

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    1. Me neither. Didn't like the idea of having to queue for (free) tickets as early as 7am! Limited tickets per day. Now that there is a charge, probably there's no more queue.

      Btw, if you are at KLCC, you may want to get a table at the Kinokuniya bookshop coffee corner and take in a spectacular view of the KLCC park. A worthwhile pitstop, you'll see.

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  2. No, thanks. I'm scared of heights.

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    1. Not to worry, you won't fall off. LOL!

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    2. Bananaz is more worried STP might tilt one of the tower, then its a blessing in disguise to transform it to the same class & status called the 'leaning tower of Petronas'

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  3. me never gone up there before too...kinda chicken about it

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    1. Never mind, no big loss.

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  4. what??!! need to pay to go to the Skybridge now?? and what's more RM80 per pax??!! i've been up there, and actually there isn't much to see, i'll suggest everyone to save the money~~ :p

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    1. RM80 for non-Malaysian; RM25 for MyKad-holder (adult).

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  5. Never been up there too maybe might curi curi crawl up one day like spider man? lolz

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    1. LOL. I think Spider Man didn't make it to the top. He was stopped in his tracks.

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  6. Bananaz: LOL at your comment on STP might tilt one of the towers. Haha!

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  7. Wanted to go up the twin towers when me and friend went KL many years ago but the security guard does not allow us to go up.

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    1. That's strange because it's open to the public. Perhaps you didn't have a ticket then?

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