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Petronas Twin Towers

Well, since we visited Kuala Lumpur, we just had to visit the Petronas Twin Towers - even though the "double erections" appear to be visible from everywhere in the city!

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We didn't however, get a chance to go up to the sky bridge, the bit between the towers on the 41st and 42nd floors, even though its the highest two storey bridge in the world. To get one of the free 1400 daily tickets, they have to be obtained first thing in the morning, during which a time is allocated for access later in the day.

Twin-Towers-Bridge

The Petronas Twin Towers were the tallest buildings in the world but have since been surpassed by the Taipei 101 in Taipei, which we visited back in July 2009. They're still the world's tallest twin buildings, but frankly, I can't think of any competition.

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One reason I did want to see the Petronas Towers in person was because they featured towards the end of the 1999 film Entrapment starring Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Twin-Towers-Video

The base of the Towers still allowed access to the public and where the box office was located, there was a small museum with the usual informational displays about such attractions including a film detailing the development of the Petronas Twin Towers.

The souvenir shop attempted a literary reconstruction of the Twin Towers.

Twin-Towers-Bookshop

The lobby had an impressive ceiling detail.

Twin-Towers-Ceiling

We ended up having some lunch in the Suria KLCC (Kuala Lumpur City Centre) - one of the largest shopping malls in Malaysia - and which was also at the base of the Towers.

Twin-Towers-Mall-Ceiling

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