Photo Friday: Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur

by Mary Jo Manzanares on December 6, 2013

Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, are the tallest twin buildings in the world. The towers were officially opened in August 1999, and their 88 floors dominate the city’s skyline. Tower One is occupied by Petronas, a gas and oil company, and its subsidiaries, and Tower Two houses a variety of companies, including Seattle companies, Boeing and Microsoft. Below the twin towers is the Suria shopping mall.

The official tour of Petronas Towers gives you a trip up to the 41st floor where you can walk out on the glass sky bridge for a look around the city and surrounding area. Admissions are limited and timed, so there are never too many people on the bridge. An expanded tour gives you a trip all the way up to the 86th floor, and if you think the views from 41 are great, you’ll love those from floor 86.

Can’t take a trip to Malaysia? Watch Entrapment, the 1999 movie starring Sean Connery, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Ving Rhames; the climax of the movie was filmed at the sky bridge.

Photo credit:  Mary Jo Manzanares

| Mary Jo Manzanares is a founder and the editor-in-chief of The Traveler’s Way, an online travel magazine proving informational and inspirational travel recommendations for curious Baby Boomer travelers. She has been a speaker at various industry events and has a personal travel blog at Traveling with MJ. When she’s not traveling, Mary Jo likes lingering over a cup of coffee, wandering in a museum, sipping wine at a cafe, and sharing it all with friends and readers. Mary Jo's top travel destinations are Italy, Portugal, and the Caribbean.

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