Tuesday, Jun. 08, 2010

10. Petronas Twin Towers

What would a trip to Malaysia's capital be without gawking at its 88-story Twin Towers, designed to mirror the country's high-tech ambitions and fuse stainless steel with hints of the Moorish? But if the hazy views from the midlevel Skybridge aren't so thrilling, and the amazingly varied food courts in the Suria KLCC Mall get too packed, there's still a much neglected park all around (with merry-go-round and mosque, jogging trails and more). Best of all, and perhaps least appreciated, is the acoustically sound Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, home to the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. Compact in its splendor and tucked away in the Towers' bowels, it's a symbol of the hidden cultural riches of K.L., whether Tchaikovsky seems appropriate or not.