We have made it nice and safe to the capital of Malaysia. Rated as an alpha world city, Kuala Lumpur is the cultural, financial and economic centre of Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur was ranked 48th among global cities by Foreign Policy’s 2010 Global Cities Index, and was ranked 67th among global cities for economic and social innovation by the 2ThinkNow Innovation Cities Index in 2010.
The city is best known for the Petronas Twin Towers. The towers were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 (when it was surpassed by the Taipei 101) and remain the tallest twin towers in the world.
We’ll be in Kuala Lumpur for the next five days. I’m looking forward to checking out the sites before continuing on to Singapore. Here are some photos I took last night of the Petronas Twin Towers and the Suria KLCC shopping center.