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Petronas Twin Towers // Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The Petronas Twin Towers officially opened on August 1, 1999. Cost of construction was $1.8 billion and at a height of 451.9m (1483ft), the towers were the the tallest buildings on the planet before being surpassed by Taipei 101 in 2004. Each of the towers are home to 88 floors of office space and at the base of the structures lies 1.5 million sq. ft. of retail space. Until this day, Petronas Twin Towers remain the tallest twin structures ever built.
Central Pavilion at Tugu Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
In the middle of the national monument site in Kuala Lumpur, between the cenotaph and the sculpture of the fallen warriors, lies the pavilion. It boasts a bronze spired dome, atop of which sits the Islamic symbols of the star and the crescent. The 14 points of the crescent represent the thirteen states and one federal territory of Malaysia.
Happy Pride weekend everybody! This one is for all my LGBT friends and followers. You guys are awesome and deserve the same treatment and respect any other person gets.
“I call upon all Americans to observe this month by fighting prejudice and discrimination in their own lives and everywhere it exists.”
- President Barack Obama, May 31, 2011
This 15-meter high cenotaph, sitting on 7 stepped rectangular bases, was built in 1921 to commemorate the fallen heroes of World War I. Later, names from World War II and the Malayan emergency were added. Originally situated near the old railway station at Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, the cenotaph was moved in 1966 to it’s current home in the Lake Gardens to compliment the Tugu Negara (National Monument).
“Untok Mengingati Jasa Pahlawan-Pahlawan Yang Gugor”
- To remember the deeds of fallen warriors.
Information from http://www.malaysian-explorer.com/tuguNegara.html