Day 159

Kuala Lumpur.

 

The Petronas Towers which were at one point the tallest buildings in the world, but remain the tallest twin towers in the world.

 

Closer look at the Petronas Towers. The 88 floor towers were designed by an Argentine architect and took seven years to build.

 

The Kuala Lumpur Tower rising above other buildings in the city.

 

A large Iron Man statue at the Pavilion promoting the Marvel Studios Ten Years of Heroes exhibition that was taking place.

 

Pavilion Crystal Fountain outside the Pavilion.

 

The Kuala Lumpur Tower. With the broadcasting antenna on top the tower is 421 metres (1,381 feet) high and is the 7th tallest freestanding tower in the world.

 

History of the rare aged Jelutong Tree at the Kuala Lumpur Tower.

 

The Petronas Towers.

 

Skyline view of Kuala Lumpur city centre from 300 metres above ground at Kuala Lumpur Tower’s skydeck.

 

View of the Petronas Towers from the Kuala Lumpur Tower skydeck.

 

Another view of the city from the skydeck.

 

Exhibit of the world’s tallest towers at Kuala Lumpur Tower. Milad Tower, Iran (left). Kuala Lumpur Tower (middle), Malaysia. Tianjin Tower, China (right).

 

Exhibit of the world’s tallest towers at Kuala Lumpur Tower. Liberation Tower, Kuwait (left). Almaty Tower, Kazakhstan (middle). Riga TV Tower, Latvia (right).

 

Exhibit of the world’s tallest towers at Kuala Lumpur Tower. Ostankino Tower, Russia (left). Oriental Pearl Tower, China (middle). Milad Tower, Iran (right).

 

Exhibit of the world’s tallest towers at Kuala Lumpur Tower. Tianjin TV Tower, China (left). Central Radio and TV Tower, China (middle). Kiev TV Tower, Ukraine (right).

 

View from the skydeck at Kuala Lumpur Tower looking down across the city.

 

In the foreground of the photo HSBC building (left), Wisma Lee Rubber building (middle) and OCBC building (right). The green grass square in the middle of the photo is Merdeka Square (Independence Square).  It was here the Union Jack flag was lowered and the Malaysian flag hoisted for the first time at midnight on 31 August 1957.

 

The dome on the left is Stadium Negara. The grass area in the background is Stadium Merdeka. The tower under construction on the right is the 118 floor, plus 5 floors underground, PNB118 Tower which be for residential, commercial and leisure use.

 

View across the city skyline looking towards The Exchange 106 Tower (background, centre). The building in the foreground that has a distinctive white frame facade is the Bangunan AmBank Group building.

 

Information about the base jump landing area for adrenaline junkies.

 

The base jump landing area from above. Damn didn’t bring my parachute, maybe next time.

 

Me on the Kuala Lumpur Tower skydeck level which has a 360-degree view of the city. The lift to this level only takes 54 seconds going up and 52 going back down.

 

Greenery in a park in Kuala Lumpur.

 

Tree vines.

 

Jane, Lorna and I in front of the Petronas Towers.

 

Fountains in front of the Petronas Towers.

 

Jane and I in front of the Petronas Towers.

 

Lorna, Jane, Will and I in front of the Petronas Towers.

 

Julie
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