The people are pretty friendly, English is relatively prevalent, and the driving scary. It’s definitely a sport to try to get across the streets. There are pedestrian overpasses, but I haven’t seen many people using them. I have, but I’m old and not familiar with the driving patterns, and, at least right now, don’t want to die. I managed to make my way to see the Petronas Towers, which, when built, were the tallest buildings in the world at over 1483 feet (491 m). They have since been overtaken (in 2004), but are still the tallest twin skyscrapers.
As it turned out, the night after I made my visit, I watched the movie “Entrapment” with Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones on Netflix. Aside from watching her move, the movie had another interesting point in that part of it was filmed here in KL, with the Petronas Towers figuring prominently. A lot of the skyline has changed significantly since the movie was made (released in 1999, meaning it was filmed in ’98-’99).
I’ll be here for at least to the end of the month, so I’ve got some time this week to do a little more exploring. And eating. Enjoy the pics.