The Amazing Site Of The Petronas Twin Towers In Kuala Lumpur Can Be Seen On This Resin Fridge Magnet
These goliath towers were the tallest buildings in the world until 2004. They are the most familiar landmark of Kuala Lumpur worldwide. One of the most amazing features is the sky bridge which runs between the towers at the level of the forty-first and forty-second floors. The two-storey bridge is the highest of its type in the world and is built to slide in and out of the tower structures to prevent it from breaking in adverse weather conditions. The first storey of the bridge is open to all visitors, whereas the second storey is only open to residents of the towers. This lovely resin fridge magnet captures the majestic structure of the Petronas Twin Towers; why not purchase it now from World-wide-gifts.com Internet Store.
The History Of The Petronas Twin Towers
Construction on this incredible structure commenced on 1 March 1993 with just the concrete foundations and basement area taking two years to complete (and that was with up to forty workers at the site, twenty-four hours per day). Construction on the above ground towers structure itself began on 1 April 1994 and the first occupants moved into the building on 1 January 1997. The Petronas Towers were officially opened on 1 August 1999. The towers are made from reinforced concrete with a façade of steel and glass. The design of the façade is heavily influenced by Islamic art. The oil and gas company Petronas, together with subsidiary and associate companies, occupies one tower in its entirety. The other is occupied by a variety of other tenants. At the foot of the structure is Suria KLCC, a large upmarket shopping area which also features such attractions as an aquarium and a science centre. Adding further to the attraction of the Petronas Towers is KLCC park, a seventeen acre public area with jogging paths, water features and children’s play areas.
Visiting Kuala Lumpur
As well as being an important commercial centre, Kuala Lumpur is a popular tourist destination where modern skyscrapers mix with traditional culture. Sightseeing is a must in this amazing, diverse city; Kuala Lumpur Railway Station and the Masjid Jame Mosque are just two of the historic venues worth a visit. In Merdeka Square, history was made in 1957 as a flag was raised to celebrate Malaysia’s independence from British rule. Approximately thirteen kilometres outside the city centre are the Batu caves, one of the holiest Hindu shrines in Malaysia. The main cave is reached by a two hundred and seventy two step climb. Known as the Cathedral or Temple Cave its dimensions of one hundred and eighty metres in length by one hundred metres in height are huge. After spending the day exploring there are a myriad of different places to eat and stay in Kuala Lumpur from expensive to budget.
Tourism In Malaysia
Malaysia is an amazingly diverse place to visit, like two countries in one with the South China Sea in the middle. Kuala Lumpur is a very modern city with its skyscrapers, whereas Sarawak in Borneo represents totally traditional beauty. With the exception of the east coast peninsula of Malaysia rainfall is not markedly different from the rainy to the dry season so year round travel is possible. In Borneo, with its jungle environment, the rainfall is heavier throughout the year. Whenever travellers visit there is no shortage of places to stay and Malaysia is renowned for its tasty cuisine. Whether you decide to visit this beautiful country or not why not purchase this resin fridge magnet, featuring the Petronas Twin Towers, from World-wide-gifts.com Internet Store.