Petronas Twin Towers….at 88 stories, the tallest twin towers in the world! They opened 20 years ago and still look like they first opened this morning. In September 2009, French urban climber Alain “Spider-Man” Robert scaled all 88 stories in two hours using only his bare hands and feet with no safety devices. Two previous attempts ended with his arrest on the 60th floor. Downtown KL is really lovely and modern, with many fountains and interesting skyscrapers. The bottom levels of the towers house a mall (Suria KLCC) and the permanent home of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra.
Also in the photos below is one of the mall, and best of all…a class of schoolgirls in matching pink “uniforms”….when they saw us taking a photo of them, we got big smiles and waves! We also liked the three Buddhist monks outside at the fountains, with one photographing the other two with his iPad! We enjoy seeing people and sights that are so different from what we are used to…different cultures, different religious buildings, different foods, different dress, different languages….and we realize that to them, we are the different ones! The last photo was a lunch dish that we watched being made. On high heat with flames, the chef started with the pyramid of rice. Then he threw on a ladle of sauce with meat, added some red chili flakes, cracked an egg on top, and added some more sauce and raw veggies….it all bubbled up, hissed, and was done, served to the woman who ordered it. We have no idea what it was, or what was in it, but it looked wonderful and fresh!