Jumat, 30 Maret 2012

PETRONAS Twin Towers

Landmark is an object that marks the boundary of land. Landmark usually a large object on land that is easy to see and can help a person find the way to a place near it. Landmark can be an important building or monument. In this assignment, we will tell you about a landmark of Malaysia. The landmark of Malaysia is PETRONAS Twin Towers. It’s located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. The exact location of PETRONAS Twin Towers is at Ampang Street, Kuala Lumpur. PETRONAS Twin Towers coordinates are 3.16o N and 101.71o E.

PETRONAS Twin Towers is the tallest twin structures in the world. So, it can be seen easily from a distance. From faraway, PETRONAS Twin Towers looks like two identical needles at the centre of Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. PETRONAS Twin Towers floor plans based on an eight-pointed star. This shape inspired by the geometric shape in Islamic art. Eight-pointed star in Islamic culture represents “unity, harmony, stability, and rationality”. This building made from high quality glass and steel. It has 88 floors each tower.

PETRONAS Twin Towers it’s a landmark of Malaysia. It’s also a tourist object, which is has more than a hundred visitors each day. Not just that, this buildings owned by oil and gas company at Malaysia, PETRONAS Group. PETRONAS, short for Petroliam Nasional Bhd, is Malaysia's national petroleum corporation. PETRONAS has grown to be an integrated international oil and gas company with business interests in 35 countries. So, this building is a kind of office Towers for Malaysian. This building also functions as a business center, especially for oil and gas business.

There are some special things from this building. This PETRONAS Twin Towers is connected by a skybridge. The PETRONAS Twin Towers are joined at level 41 and 42, 175 m above street level. This skybridge facilitating the movement between the two towers. This 192 ft long double-decker skybridge also linking the two sky lobbies. The floor plans of this tower also one of several of the interesting things of this building.

All taxi drivers know how to get to the PETRONAS Twin Towers. As such, if the taxi is your preferred mode of transportation, you will have no problem going to the PETRONAS Twin Towers from around Kuala Lumpur. If you are from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), you can take the Express Rail Link to the Sentral Station in Kuala Lumpur. The journey will take 28 minutes. From there, you can take the PUTRA Light Rail Transit (LRT) train to KLCC station. If you prefer to take a taxi the journey from KLIA to the PETRONAS Twin Towers, it will take 60 minutes. However, if you travel on KTM Komuter from KLIA, stop at Central Station and take the Putra LRT to KLCC. It takes about 45 minutes. Moreover, if you enjoy taking the bus, you can board the RAPIDKL bus at Star Hill on Bukit Bintang Street or from Chow Kit Street. The drop-off point is Wisma Equity, which is directly opposite the PETRONAS Twin towers. It will take approximately one hour. It’s about 10 minute walk from the Concorde Hotel on Sultan Ismail Street to PETRONAS Twin Towers.

There are some other places around PETRONAS Twin Towers. There is a lake behind it. That lake name is the Lake Symphony. The scenic lake has become a favorites spot for photography buffs. Next to the lake, there is a city park called Kuala Lumpur City Centre Park. PETRONAS Twin Towers also directly opposite with Wisma Equity. Not far from Wisma Equity, there is a LRT Station, KLCC Rapid KL Station. Next to the PETRONAS Twin Towers, there is a hotel named Mandarin Oriental Hotel Kuala Lumpur. Moreover, there is the other tower around the PETRONAS Twin Towers just like Ta One Tower, Kemayan Tower, and Ben Tower.

PETRONAS Twin Towers was constructed in 1992 until 1996. So now, it’s about 16 years old. Construction planning began in January 1992. By March 1993, the excavators were hard at work digging down to 30 metres below the surface of the site. The construction of the superstructure commenced in April 1994, after rigorous tests and simulations of wind and structural loads on the design. The PETRONAS Twin Towers were finally encased in steel and glass and could be viewed as complete in June 1996.

Visiting hours for PETRONAS Twin Towers are from 9:00am to 5:00pm daily. On Mondays, PERTONAS Twin Towers are closed. On Friday, the Skybridge is closed from 1:00pm to 2:30pm for Friday prayer. But, the issuing of tickets starts from 8:30am. The ticket counter location is at concourse level. Tickets are limited and issued on ‘First come, first served’ basis. So, you must be hurry before all tickets are sold out. Especially during holiday season, the tickets usually ran out before the noon.

In the PETRONAS Twin Towers, you can do anything. You can see the beautiful scenery of Kuala Lumpur from the double-decker skybridge at there. Besides that, at the beginning of the tour in PETRONAS Twin Towers, you will watch a movie about history of PETRONAS Twin Towers. This short movie will increase our knowledge about these towers. Furthermore, we can to refreshing and relax at the lake symphony. Before we leave PETRONAS the Twin Towers, you can go to the gift shop at there to buy some souvenir or merchandise for your family and friends.

1 komentar:

  1. My english task... :D baru jadi 1 hari sebelum dikumpul... wkwkwkwkwk ga terlalu ancur kan?


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