170m above the street in the sky bridge
8/13/11 - 8/14/11
The Petronas Towers are a symbol of Kuala Lumpur, and Malaysia as a whole. They are beautiful both during the day and lit up at night. We made it back just in time to go for our 2:20 tour. First we watched a movie on the construction of the towers, which was actually really interesting. They were built independently, and then the sky bridge was brought up and attached to them after. The sky bridge itself was a whole new engineering idea, as it has to bend and twist with the movement of the buildings due to winds, and this had not been done before. After the video we were able to go up to the bridge, which is located about 170m above street level.
After going up the towers, we finally went back to check into our rooms, which were actually apartments with full kitchens, tv areas, 2 bathrooms and 6 beds, they were very nice. We stayed in one of the many shopping areas of the city, so it was clean and full of places to eat and shop. Seeing as we hadn't slept all night really we all took naps, and then got ready to go out for the night. We grabbed dinner and then all met up to go out to Zouk. Zouk is a pair of clubs, one of which is in Singapore and the other in Kuala Lumpur. Because we knew it from home, we figured it would be the best place to go in Malaysia without having to explore local places. Walking to Zouk, we saw the Petronas towers again, which at night are beautifully lit up.