Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Kuala Lumpur 4

The Skyline of KL. Sean Connery movie's "Entrapment" showed the Petronas Twin Tower.

Among the many striking settings in Entrapment, the most dramatic is the one chosen for the film’s climax: the Twin Towers in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur. Currently the highest building in the world, Twin Towers dominates the KL skyline: it stands 84 storeys high and was built at the astonishing rate of one floor every four days. Made of stainless steel clad in glass, the two gigantic towers are linked at the 41st floor by a skybridge. And it was this that served as the location for the sophisticated Millennium Eve party which Mac and Gin attend, leaving early to ascend to the top of the Towers to carry out the ultimate bank robbery.

Though the movie of Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones publicised KL, it was also full of controversy when it showed the poorer side.

The pix showed the MRT train as it passed by. The train gives an illusion that the two towers are very close together. It is in fact very far away.

To go up the KL tower, you have to pay. We have been there a few times. The water engineer likes it. Once, it had the World's highest McDonalds restaurant.

In the morning, you can get free guided tour of the Twin towers. You have to queue up earlier. We never bothered to.

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