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KL's striking twin towers dominate the visitor experience

The Petronas Twin Towers are very much a must-see for any visitor to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as their stunning architecture dominates the city's skyline but there are many other attractions to experience in this modern city.

The tallest twin towers in the world are situated in the heart of the Malaysian capital which has become a meeting point for people from around the globe.

Visitors enjoy taking pictures in front of the Petronas Twin Towers.

You can enjoy the beauty and creative design of the towers both day or night and pay to go up to the sky bridge which runs between these two striking buildings to get a completely different perspective of the city.

I joined four other colleagues on this trip and not long after arriving in Kuala Lumpur we spend almost two hours just taking pictures from different angles with the twin towers as the backdrop.

We are joined by many other visitors taking what seems like hundreds of photos of KL's iconic twins from different angles trying to capture the perfect moment.

Visitors of different ages and nationalities come together at the towers for the same purpose of taking pictures of the beautiful architect in the centre of the glistening modern Southeast Asian metropolis.

This was my second trip to Kuala Lumpur in recent years after being given the opportunity on my first visit through the China Asean Rally programme to join other journalists and race teams from Asean countries for a 22-day journey through China, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia and Singapore to promote cultural exchange.

But this second trip was very different, as my colleagues and I got to travel to many differense places within the big city of Kuala Lumpur, enjoying shopping and dining out on original Malaysian dishes.

We walked on foot for ten minutes along the street to our digs, the Pullman Hotel, where we relaxed after taking in the city landscape.

Even though KL has plenty of concrete, the modern buildings and surroundings are pleasing to the eye and the streets very clean. There are plenty of good transport options and we couldn't wait to get around to check out other places of interest.

My colleagues and I must thank Ms Airry, our tour leader, who helped with places to see and other arrangements on our three-day stay in the Malaysian capital.

She picked us up to show us the highlights of the city, including sightseeing and shopping, especially those locations favoured by local Malaysians.

JalanAlor is one such highlight, famous for its food street which comes alive at night with locals and visitors alike satisfying their tastebuds along with shopping for souvenirs and enjoying entertainment.

Another must-see is Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, a big shopping centre in Bukit Bintang district, which hosted the recent Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week. The event, like the venue, is great for mixing with people from all around the world.

To make your stay more convenient, I would recommend buying a local SIM card for your phone on arrival at the airport so you can stay in contact with home and help you on your trip.

Another recommendation is to download the Uber app so you can call up a car to pick you up to get to where you want to go at a reasonable price.

Anyway, no matter how you get around there is plenty to experience in modern Kuala Lumpur.

By SisouphanAmphonephong
(Latest Update August 28, 2017)

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