Thursday, June 30, 2011

Kuala Lumpur

A few weeks ago I had to take care of some business in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur is the capital city and also the largest city in Malaysia. I finished my business early so we all had a chance to explore the sights a bit.

These are the Petronas Towers. They are 88 stories tall, and they are the tallest twin tower buildings in the world. From 1998 to 2004, they were the tallest skyscrapers ever built. They are unique in that they are built of reinforced concrete, not steel. The cross-section is also a popular Islamic pattern, which reflects the official religion of the country. Those of you who are Sean Connery fans will recognize the buildings from his 1999 film, "Entrapment".

Underneath the towers is a wonderful shopping center complete with a Louis Vuitton, Coach, Chanel, and any other super high-end store that you can think of. Jimmy Choo, the famous shoe designer, even has a store here in tribute to his Malaysian roots. There is also a large aquarium. We met some friends who live in Kuala Lumpur and experienced this underwater world underneath the towers!

Here is Craig and his best friend, Navid. Navid and his family used to live in Penang where Navid and Craig were classmates. Navid is from Persia (Iran), and they are just like two peas in a pod! Here is Craig and Navid in front of some ancient fish from South America.

Here is Craig and Navid in the huge aquarium. The aquarium has a tunnel and a moving sidewalk. It's like swimming with the fishes, only you don't have to get wet!

Big teeth!!

We had a great time in Kuala Lumpur! Craig really enjoyed spending time with his best friend, Navid. We had a great time exploring a bit of the city and talking to our friends, Navid's parents. We are all looking forward to visiting KL again soon!

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