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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.

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