September 10, 2020

Petronas Towers - Timeless Thursdays 15

When I hear the Word "Malaysia" of all the things I know about this beautiful South East Asian Country, it is always and will always be the towering, silvery bright Petronas Towers flashing on the screens of my brain. This was by far the most beautiful skyscraper I have seen in my entire life in my travels. (Some runner ups I've seen include Tokyo Sky Tree and Taipei 101, but if the Eiffel counts, okay it's going to be a tie to be honest)
The Petronas Towers at Night. Stunning!

Way back 2012, after dinner at Jalan Nagasari from a very generous Indian Restaurant owner who gave us a great buffet dinner just a few blocks away from our Hotel, we thanked the man and bound a taxi that took us directly to KLCC where the Twin Towers are located. We all know that haggling is prohibited between the drivers and the passengers but we can't refuse because it is night time and we hate to argue. Besides, the price is not that high (8 MYR) so we said yes and he took us there. 

As the towers get bigger and bigger to my very own eyes, we come closer and closer and closer until it went blocked from our view when we got down our cabs because the Mall was on our sight. Of course if you look up, the Towers will be seen in above the Mall but I refuse to give it a look that early because my friends are still on the other cab and we are waiting for them. I truly am quite the sentimental so I told myself to take that grand, complete look when I'm at the most perfect angle to see it. 


When the rest of my friends arrived, we gathered around and started walking beside KLCC Mall and there were so many Malaysian Flags floating and flying around the place, actually most of Kuala Lumpur, since August is the month where the Malaysian Independence Day is celebrated. 

The Vertical version of the Malaysian Flag on a building close to the Towers.

So when we were already at the front of the Towers, I continued walking through the offed fountains until I reach the very possible end wherein other tourists and travelers are in. When I saw them taking their own shots, I realize that it's time for me to take that marvelous and most awaited perfect angle look. And there it was, shining ever so bright along the beautiful sounds of Kuala Lumpur. The Towers truly are the star at the grounds of the City. The feeling was breath-taking! 

My Friends are all so busy taking pictures of them with the tower! When one has a good shot at some place, all of them should have one of the same shot, WITH THE SAME POSE! Hahaha It's so much fun being with them! 

Me in front of the Towers

Will I let that moment pass without a shot of me in front of the Petronas wonder? of course not! Thank you so much to my friend Dianne for taking this cute shot of me and the Towers! 

Once seen only on movies and on Travel shows but now, I am on my own travel show at front of the Tallest structure in South East Asia. It was a sweet moment I wish would last forever (But it did last long though). The whole moment, I savored the beauty of the Petronas! I will never forget that encounter between me and the twin towers that happened that evening of the 8th of August of 2012! 

And of course, What trip can be better without the presence of your High School Friends! We call ourselves High School Friends but we have been friends and classmates ever since Kindergarten! We did had our ups and downs through the years but on that very moment, on that very trip, It was all fun and love! I love you guys so much! Thanks for sharing my Malaysian Moment! 

Me and my High School Friends in front of the Petronas. Myrcel, Dianne, Ivy, Ate Judy and Lea

Never Stop Dreaming!
Steve :)

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51 comments:

  1. Ohh amazing!!I almost got dizzy!!Well done!

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  2. I have visited Malaysia and enjoyed the experience thoroughly, but we travelled there for different reasons, and the first thing I do is leave the cities behind me. I go to discover and explore nature, not the alleged delights of a city. There are obviously differences in cities around the world but they all share noise, pollution, traffic congestion and too many people. It is in the countryside too where you encounter the real essence of the people. You can have your cities, let me immerse myself in glorious nature.

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    1. Oh David, we are so much the same! I really like nature as well but we were not so fortunate to be given a large chunk of time in our Malaysia leg so I just had to see these towers then we went the farthest where the local metro can take us which is the Batu Caves. If given the opportunity I would love to see Penang and the forests :)

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  3. ...wow, what a striking building!!!

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  4. Your offerings of armchair travel are always so wonderful because no one else seems to be covering these fantastic S.E.Asian locations. Thanks once more for keeping our imaginations active!

    be well... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Dearest Mae, that is just super sweet of you to say, it means so much to me coming from a person who loves to share his trips. Thank you so much May and hope to bring you guys to more of the trips I've been at :)

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  5. Wow those are amazing photos, I especially love the second photo :-D

    I have been having issues with my comments lately to all Blogger blogs, I have to verify everything and some don't get posted and disappear. I think I had to repost my one on your parcel from Germany. This has only happene recently and I don't know how to fix it.

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    1. Hello dearest Ananka! Thank you so much for your kind words. I do hear about blogger issues lately :( I hope you have a great week ahead!

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  6. These Photos Are Fantastic - See These Towers Featured Every Evening During The F1 Weekend - Have Always Wanted To Travel Southern Asia - Hard To Believe That This Was Almost A Decade Ago - Like WoW

    Cheers

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    1. Oh pleased o brother Padre when you get the chance, South East Asia is a different world. Every country in our region have different religions and culture but there's always that hidden link in our hearts that connects us with each other :)

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  7. Dearest Stevenson,
    And yet, you capture it on camera but the reality is impossible to catch!
    Yes, such moments are grand. Never been to Malaysia, however close we lived to it. We flew home on our time off... Not enough time to also vacation.
    Glad you had this joy and enjoyed the great buffet food as well.
    For the language and the food I would have felt quite home there!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. You have said it Mariette! It looks amazing on the pictures but in reality it's just so much more wonderful! Oh you surely would feel like home here, with the Bahasa language :)

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  8. Boa tarde meu querido amigo. As fotos das torres são maravilhosas. Fico feliz que você esteve nesse lugar lindo.

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    1. Muito Obrigado meu amigo Luiz! Thank you so much for your kind words and yes, these towers are majestic in real life!

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  9. Wow, the towers are absolutely beautiful. All the glass, it's amazing.
    Your photos are totally amazing, well done, my friend!

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    1. My friend Bill, they are indeed! They are super huge especially standing close to it :) thank you so much :)

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  10. The Petronas Towers at night really do look stunning.

    All the best Jan

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    1. they are Jan :) Thank you so much and welcome to my blog :)

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  11. I am glad you enjoyed Kuala Lumpur and the twin towers. I have been there once but didn't have the opportunity to go up the tower because it was closed on that particular day.

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    1. Oh we are the same Nancy, I was never able to get to the top of it as well but yes, we did enjoy being close to it :)

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  12. I can only add to those beautiful photos of a wonderful place is that the towers were designed and built by an Argentine compatriot. It's something ha ... greetings master !!

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    1. JLO, that is amazing and thank you for sharing that fact, I was able to look for it on Google and found
      César Pelli. He di d a very amazing job on the Petronas towers! It will be his legacy forever :)

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  13. What amazing towers and you capture them brilliantly with your photos. I love the one of you in front of them :)

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    1. Thank you so much dearest Margaret and yes, it was a big challenge to take the photo being so close to such a tall tower, I am happy you like it :)

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  14. Great photos Stevenson. I've never been to Malaysia.

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    1. Oh it's a good stopover Sami, but I would love to see other cities next time than KL :) Melakka is one on my lists :)

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  15. Those towers look stunning. Like some stainless steel model and not real almost. I have never seen them (but I have seen the Tokyo Sky Tree and the Eiffel Tower) and at least from your photo, I can see why you were blown away. Thanks for sharing. And I love the photo with your friends too. You look like you have all been having lots of fun! Hugs-Erika

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    1. hello dear Erika! you are so right, we had lots of fun! Despite the fact that two of them suffered a bad tummy after getting too much curry HAHA We still laughed it all off. Hope we can travel again soon :) Sending you big hugs dear Erika!

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  16. Oh My, Stevenson - those towers are truly spectacular. What a magnificent structure. I love the pic of you - it's a great memento.

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    1. Thank you so much dear Susie! You are right, the one of my is a favorite, especially the fact that I look so young there hahaha

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  17. These are such dynamic photos -- really striking with wonderful lighting. Well done, my traveling friend!

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    1. Thank you so much my dearest Jeanie! I am so happy you like it :) Thanks to my old DSLR because I still don;t have a nice camera phone that time :)

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  18. Dearest Stevenson, I´m so with you, reckon I´d waited for my friends, too, before looking up!
    LOL! Maybe I´d had a tiny peek.
    Those are truly stunning pics!!! And fun ones, too!
    Right, never ever stop dreaming, especially in these days! Thank you for sharing these special, beautiful pics!

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    1. You do understand me dearest Iris hahaha it was super huge!!! I just can;t imagine how it would feel at the top of it though. Thank you so much for your kind words dear iris! Let's not stop dreaming and praying that all these bad things will come to an end soon.

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  19. Envy healthy Stevenson, I love that world symbol of the Petronas Towers, I got to see the Twin Towers in New York, and I tell you that I have vertigo, but it is a sample of the greatness of man.
    Happy weekend.
    Regards.

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    1. thank you so much my dearest friend José Antonio. You are blessed to have seen the twin towers in New York before it went down. And you are right, it does show how capable humans are :)

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  20. What an amazing experience, and a wonderful one to share with friends!
    Stay safe
    Blessings
    Maxine

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    1. Thank you very much dearest Maxine! Sending hugs to New Zealand :)

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  21. Spectacular images of this impressive architecture!

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    1. Thank you very much my dear friend Kenneth! I am happy you like it :)

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  22. Your photos of the towers from different angles look beautiful! 'Stunning' is definitely the word for it!
    Greetings, Jonny.

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    1. Oh Jonny that is so nice of you to say! Thank you very much and I am so happy you like the photos from different angles :)

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  23. Those towers are amazingly beautiful and you captured such a great shot in the first photo, Stevenson. I read this post a day late after the US mourned the loss of its own Twin Towers, 19 years ago. Seeing these photos of this stunning building and then of you and your friends listed my spirits, Stevenson. Thank you.

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    1. Hello Beatrice, I feel so happy that it did lift your spirits. I remember i was 11 when the twin towers collapsed and it was a global shock. Until now everyone still feels sad about such losses :(

      Thank you so much for your kind words Beatrice :)

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  24. Beautiful towers beautifully photographed!

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