Everything is better after a coupe of cocktails and this holds true for visiting, well now, the worlds 7th tallest building, the Petronas Towers. Once considered the worlds tallest from 1998 to 2004 the Petronias towers stand 1,483 ft (452 m)gracing the KL skyline. For Julie and I to do touristy things a simple bribe of drinks goes a long way. As luck would have it, before our little day trip we stumbled upon Loco Mexican Bar & Restaurant in the Bukit Bintang district of KL. Here we found Happy Hour pitchers of margaritas in a variety of flavors, a fantastic deal and we pretty snobby when it comes to margaritas.
After our little snack, we decided to take a taxi down to the towers. It was incredibly efficient and cost effective split by 5 people and let’s be honest after plural pitchers of margaritas, we were feeling lazy. The tower area, is surrounded by shopping complex which contains pretty much every store known to man. We located the the tourist center using the interactive map and got in line for tickets. One can pre-purchase an elevator time in advance online at www.petronastwintowers.com.my. To accommodate our group of five we were given a elevator ticket time of 2 hours later. Time for more margs, so we found Chilis (how American) and ordered another round.
At our scheduled time we que’d up for our ride to the top. On the way we stopped at the 2 story skybridge between the two towers, which is the highest of its kind in the world at 558ft (170 m). The guide provided us with information about the towers as we road to the top of the observation deck The view from the top is spectacular and you can see all 360 degrees around the city. There are also exhibits with information about the towers and other tallest buildings of the world.
These photogenic towers are worth an afternoon visit. Have a couple drinks before you go, it will defiantly make your visit more entertaining!
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Loco Mexican Bar and Restaurant 22, Changkat Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia +603 2142 8260 www.locokl.com
Petronas Twin Towers Kuala Lumpur City Center, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia +603 2331 8080 www.petronastwintowers.com.my
Take a cab because life it too short and we are not poor