Kuala Lumpur 2003

We arrived in Kuala Lumpur on the 5 November 2003 following a flight from Thailand where we had spent the previous 10 days.


November 6 I bought a new 70 - 200mm Nikkor lens from a small shop on Orchard Road. We also visited the 928 foot observation deck at the Menara Tower.


Petronas Towers

I finally got to Kuala Lumpur expecting to see the worlds tallest building. However, while on a tour of the Petronas Towers we were told that Taipei 101 (Financial Center) had been announced as the world's tallest building just a few weeks earlier.

At least the Petronas Towers had retained the title of the "world's tallest twin towers".


Petronas Towers

At 1,483ft (451.9m) in height the 88-storey Petronas Twin Towers were the tallest buildings in the world from April 15th, 1996 until October 17th, 2003 (all of 33ft higher than the Sears Tower).

Taipei 101 (Financial Center) became the tallest building once it topped out at 508m (1676ft).


Petronas Towers


Petronas Towers


Kuala Lumpur


Kuala Lumpur


Kuala Lumpur


Kuala Lumpur


November 8 Following our stay in Kuala Lumpur we returned to the UK.