Thursday, June 7, 2012

Kuala Lumpur City Center (KLCC)

No self-respecting metropolis is complete without its towering, awe-inducing monuments and real-estate developers have had a field day over the past twenty years in KL.

With trepidation in our step, we entered the spacious confines of the great mecca to consumerism, the Suria Mall.  People watching ensued as these hallowed halls were populated by every kind of creature under the sun: from hordes of local teenagers to Saudi princelings with their hidden trophy wives to sun-dappled, sweat-stained Aussie backpackers.  Thanks to the enormous amount of energy consumption, the mall was ice-cold and a welcome reprieve from the intense heat of the afternoon.

After shopping-frenzy, it was time to lay on a lush hillock and rejoice in that youthful itch that accompanies a good roll in the crabgrass. 

The Petronas Towers.  For a brief time, they composed the tallest man-made structure in the world.  These days, they are relegated to fourth best (or something like that).

Mall + Towers.  Oh, sweet modernity.

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