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Parks and gardens of Kuala-Lumpur P.3

Uritsk Andrey • 4 minutes read • April 23rd, 2016
In order to get from 

Kuala Lumpur Bird Park

 to the Park of orchids, you only need to cross the street! 
Our walk through the park of orchids was nice. We had already visited a similar park on our first day in Singapore. However, it was just as pleasant to walk through this type of park again. 
By the way, this spot in the park provided a beautiful view of the main "high-rise" buildings in 

Kuala Lumpur , including

 the Television tower (1318 feet / 421 m tall) and the Twin Towers "

Petronas Towers

" (1482 feet / 452 m tall).

The "water-lilies" are beautiful…

And again you  can see the skyscrapers beyond the palms . . .
Now we are in the kingdom of orchids and hibiscuses …
After the first part of our excursion was over, we decided to have a meal at one of the restaurants that serve national cuisine.
After a lunch we will resumed our tour of the city and went to look at the Petronas Towers, the well-known Malaysian Twin Towers. The towers stand at a height of 1482 feet or 452 meters (88 stories). Opened in 1996, they were considered the highest skyscrapers in the world till 2005, when the 1663 foot (507-meter) skyscraper, Taipei-101, was erected in Taiwan. It was further shadowed when, in Dubai, the 2624 foot (800-meter) skyscraper Burj Khalifa was built.

However, even before the Petronas-Towers set the world record, there was a fair share of competition. For one, they were lower than the famous Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York (every of 110 floors: Northern was 417 m high, and taking into account the antenna on a roof it was 526,3 m, and Southern was 415 m height); smaller than the Sears Tower in Chicago, which stands 1453 feet (443 meters) tall, not including the antenna which would make the building 1729 feet (526 meters) tall.  However, when comparing the heights of these skyscrapers, all of the masts and antennas are not included in the official height of the building but separate elements, such as the 127 foot (39 meter) decorative tops of the Petronas-Towers, are included. Therefore, while the Malaysian towers officially held the record for a long time, they were in fact much smaller than many of their existing counterparts.   

So there you have it, the high-rise comparisons! We approached the Malaysian Twin Towers, at the bottom of which was our next stop.
They are not the tallest buildings, nevertheless, they are just as beautiful! :)
I'll tell you more in the next article!
Author: Uritsk
Translated by: Vera Lungol

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