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Petronas Twin Towers Drive-By Shots

Posted by on 6 March 2010

In a previous post, I confessed to being a perpetrator of drive-by shooting. And my latest ‘shooting’ involved the Petronas Twin Towers.

I took these shots en route to a meeting at Mandarin Oriental Hotel using my D90 and my 50mm prime lens from a moving car.

Here are the Petronas Twin Towers, layered one on top of the other, with a slight glimpse of the skybridge that joins them.

Petronas Twin Towers

Did you know that the skybridge was added later on as a security feature? In case of an emergency, occupants from either tower can move quickly to the other using this bridge.

In case you’re not sure if you’re seeing the right towers, there’s a signboard to enlighten you at the base of the world-famous towers.

Petronas Twin Towers

And yes, those are Malaysian flags you see up there. The colours and the stripes remind me of the American flag. But the crescent moon is distinctively un-American ;)

These pics are not exactly extraordinary but, somehow, I don’t have the heart to delete them from my hard drive without sharing them with you first.

Petronas Twin Towers

Can you imagine scaling these towers using only your bare hands and feet? French ‘Spiderman’ Alain Robert did. Sheer madness, if you ask me, but commendable nerves of steel all the same!

I’ve tried rotating this photograph several times…but for some reason, I like it sideways this way, exactly the way I shot it that day.

Petronas Twin Towers

This is the skybridge on the 41st and 42nd floors where some scenes from the movie ‘Entrapment’ (starring Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones) were filmed.

Petronas Twin Towers

Entrance to the skybridge is free but you must queue up for the free tickets before 10 am, beyond which time all the tickets would have been all finished up already. Each ticket is assigned a specific time slot during the day (i.e. you can’t choose when you can go up) and you must show up on time in order to avail of the free tour. To get your free tickets, go to the Skybridge Visit Centre at the lower ground floor of Tower 1 of the Petronas Twin Towers.

Personally, I find the visit to the skybridge to be rather anticlimactic, just as this journalist writes at NST Online. But as she concludes, it’s worth visiting this place at least once in a lifetime.

Tours of the Skybridge of Petronas Twin Towers are on daily, except Mondays, from 9am to 7pm.

For more information, you can email skybridge@petronas.com.my or visit www.petronastwintowers.com.my.

12 Responses to Petronas Twin Towers Drive-By Shots

  1. kg

    nice shots!!! the petronas towers are amazing!

  2. witsandnuts

    Looking at my current itinerary, I hope we’d be able to squeeze in a visit there. We’ll have no time to get the tickets kase. If not, we’ll need to revisit KL. =)

  3. Mimi

    KG: most inhabitants of KL probably tend to take these 2 towers for granted but i still admire them every time i pass by. they’re an engineering and architectural feat…and still hold the record as the tallest twin towers in the world.

  4. Mimi

    WitsAndNuts: Gosh! Your current itinerary is so packed already! But I suppose if you get the tickets early in the morning, you can adjust everything else around the time slot that you guys get.

  5. avril

    I have lived in KL for almost 20 years and the Twin Towers are just 10 minutes away from my house but I’ve never been to the bridge. Shame on me! Shame on me. I must go. I must go!!!!

  6. abduljabbar

    salam…wah?…gambar yang menarik sekali…adus?…semua ditangkap gunakan prime-lens je?…jeles-jeles juga cantik-cantik!!!…

    apepun saya dah berpeluang masuk ke jambatan KLCC dua kali,memang seronoklah(gi masa sekolah dulu).apepun syukran sebab memberi ruang untuk mengimbas kembali zaman sekolah dulu,alhamdulillah.

  7. kg

    hi mimi! i guess it’s a “disease”, meaning people taking for granted what is always there and what they always see. for example, my mother is from bicol, and we have the majestic mayon volcano as our site whenever we open the window of our house there. i am always awed by it’s majestic shape and by its mere presence. but my cousins who live there don’t take notice anymore. panu nga naman daw, they see it every day.

  8. Dawn

    The first time I saw the twin towers in 2007, I was so touched! I was going “wow”, “wah” and my friend said you so “jakun”…well, I can’t helped it…the towers weren’t there when I left M’sia in 1997. The same with the KL Tower! The last I was in KL (1994) the base of the KL tower was just starting to sprout! I am still in awe of the twin towers even after seeing it.

  9. Mimi

    Jabbar: Ya, prime lens yg murah tu. RM300 lebih je. Nak beli ke? :)

    kg: I agree. There’s always the tendency to take for granted the things that we see everyday. It’s sad when that happens in relationships, no?

    Dawn: “Jakun” -> I had to laugh at that ;) But I know what you mean. The towers were not here when I first came to Malaysia in 1993 either. So, yeah. They bring back a lot of memories for me, too.

    [NB: To Cebuanos, ‘jakun’ means the same thing as ‘manol’! I can’t think of a direct translation in English for it.]

  10. Richard

    Hello po,

    Tanong ko lng sana hindi ba strict ang immigration ng malaysia for Filipino? Kasi ngayon nandito ako sa singapore nagtatrabaho at inaantay ko pa matapos ang processing ng papers ng asawa ko. Balak po sana namin tumira muna sa Johor habang inaantay ang result. Hindi ba strict ang immigration ng malaysia pag nag labas masok sa kanila every month? anu ang dapat na gagawin? any tips..

    Salamat

  11. Mimi

    Sa kaalaman ko, istrikto sila. Kung isang beses lang, okay lang. Pero sa pangalawang beses, baka magdududa na sila. May kakilala ako noon na sumubok nito. Hindi siya pinayagan pumasok the 2nd time. Good luck sa inyong dalawa.

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