You can’t say you have visited Kuala Lumpur if you don’t take a picture in front of the Petronas I soon realized as we were getting to pack everything back in our suitcase the evening before our flight back to Jakarta. I hastily got my camera gear ready and
forced encouraged the three boys to put their shoes back on and join me for a short walk to the Petronas towers. We were lucky enough to “hotwire” a hotel just a few meters from the Petronas so our daily encounter with them became a thing of habit and although we were quite impressed by them at first sight, we soon let our travel mode kick into gear and started working on checking things and places to visit off the list.
Fortunately, my boys always kick me out of travel mode and make me realize that slowing down the pace and allowing myself to take everything in while enjoying my surroundings is the way to go. So on this last day, on our way to the Petronas I actually didn’t go a thousand miles per hour but enjoyed the fact that we actually were walking on a smooth and even sidewalk, strolled the boys without feeling pressed to get anywhere and observed the beauty below, above and right by me.
On the outside, the Petronas are as majestic as most everyone describes them. The two dueling but converging skyscrapers impose themselves in the KL cityscape. Inside, the Petronas shelter a fantastic interactive museum, an Opera house, thousands of offices and a shopping mall.
Evan was so impressed by them that he kept pointing at them. Josh didn’t particularly feel engaged by them but loved playing in the esplanade below them.
We truly enjoyed our visit to Kuala Lumpur and would love to visit again. We enjoyed the pristine natural offerings, the delectable cuisine and the astounding architecture. Being able to witness such a brilliant architectural feat up close was an unforgettable experience. I know when the boys grow older they will be able to appreciate God’s creation in nature and in the man-made landscape that is formed thru years of hard work and God-led inspiration.
I will now leave you with a few more sights of the Petronas and hope you can catch as small glimpse of the amazingly harmonious structures they are. And of course with a few pics of the little monkeys playing in front of yet another amazing architectural landmark.