Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur

The Petronas Towers are twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. They were the talles buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004. They were designed by Argentine architect César Pelli.

Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur

Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur [rev]

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Putra Mosque, Malaysia

Putra Mosque, Malaysia

The Putra Mosque is the principal mosque of Putrajaya, located about 25 km south of Kuala Lumpur. Construction of the mosque began in 1997 and was completed two years later. It is located next to Perdana Putra, which houses the Malaysian Prime Minister’s office and man-made Putrajaya Lake. Thanks to Jasmine.

Putra Mosque in Putrajaya, Malaysia

Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The largest island is the eponymous Palau Langkawi with a population of approx 64 800. Langkawi means reddish brown eagle in colloquial Malay. In 1986 the Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad decided to transform it into a tourist resort. Only 4 of the 99 islands are inhabited. In 2007, Langkawi island was given a World Geopark status by UNESCO. Langkawi can be reached by air and sea, and it has its own International Airport.

 

Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang

Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang

 

The Kek Lok Si Temple is a Buddhist temple located in the island of Penang. Construction began in 1890. In 2002, a 30 meter bronze statue was added to the temple. It features Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy. In 2008, the city of George Town, also in Penang, was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.