There’s More to the Petronas Towers than the Petronas Towers

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I admit, at first, I wasn’t too impressed with the Petronas Towers.

On my first visit to Kuala Lumpur, in 2011, we’d stayed at the Furama Bukit Bintang, in a room that had a view of the Petronas Towers.

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Our room at the Furama Bukit Bintang
Our room at the Furama Bukit Bintang

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And, off topic, but isn’t my sister pretty? 🙂

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I suppose the fact that we’d seen it from a distance, and could easily see it within 5 seconds of waking up if we were so inclined, made me take the Petronas Towers for granted. When I returned this year to Kuala Lumpur, I actually put off seeing the Petronas Towers till our last day, when we didn’t really have anything else to do — no money to do it with — already. But, as it turned out, our visit there was one of my favorite moments from my time in KL.

That’s partly because, after alighting from the GoKL bus, we came across an unexpected patch of wood that provided a cool respite from the KL heat. The ground was concrete, yes, but the trees were tall, benches abounded, and there seemed to be several people who were really just spending the afternoon there. It was an interesting place.

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And then there were the Petronas Towers themselves, which were truly impressive seen up close. I especially enjoyed staying for a while in the nearby grounds and watching the towers progressively light up as the sky turned darker and darker.

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But what I loved most about my visit?

People watching.

Seriously, if you ever feel kind of down in the dumps when you’re in KL, just head to the Petronas Towers and people watch. Notice the numerous antics people get up to in order to get a good photo. (For the record, I confess to lying on the ground to get a good shot. And I may or may not have spent an awful lot of time figuring out a way to take a decent selfie with the towers.)

And the poses!

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People. People are the best attractions at the Petronas Towers.

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