Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur

February 21st, 2007

One of the most interesting places to visit in Asia is Kuala Lumpur and one of the major attractions there is the Petronas twin towers. These magnificent structures stand 458 meters tall and have 88 floors. The foundation of these towers stretches 120 meters underground. The towers themselves are made primarily of reinforced concrete and steel with a glass façade. Construction on these towers was finished in 1996.

Visitors are allowed to go to the 41st floor to see the sky bridge. From this vantage point you can see the park below and on a clear day all the surrounding cities of Kuala Lumpur. In order to get into the sky bridge it is necessary to get a pass. These passes are given to about 1400 people every day, and usually they are all distributed before noon, so make sure you get there very early to ensure that you manage to get one.

In a building this massive it would seem logical that the elevator system be huge and I can assure you that you will not be disappointed. There are 3 groups of elevators that together service all the floors in the building. The elevator cars are two stories, so one story handles the even floors and the other handles the odd floors. These elevators are also specially equipped with a number of safety devices. The one that is the most interested is the way that one elevator can go up beside another elevator and evacuate people from it if it gets stuck or jammed between floors.

The petronas Company is the one and only tenant of tower one. The other tower called Tower 2 is available for rent to other tenants’. Currently Accenture, Bloomberg, Boeing, IBM, Microsoft, Reuters, and a large number of smaller firms all call this tower home.

At the base of the towers there is a shopping plaza called Suria KLCC. It has a large number of shops featuring all kinds of different merchandise. On the 4th floor you will find the petroleum development centre.

Just outside the plaza is the KLCC Park. This park has jogging and walking paths, a wading pool, and a children’s playground. It has a very large water fountain with built in lighting that puts on a fantastic show, as the water blasts high into the air. Getting to the towers is easy. Take the Putra train right to the towers.

Cheap Hotels in Rome

February 16th, 2007

If you are going to Rome for a holiday and you are on a budget, then you should try to locate cheap hotels in Rome for accommodation.This site offers up to 80% discount on some Rome hotels.

You can read a brief description of each hotel at the site.They will tell you where’s the location of the hotels and where is it near to.It’s also rated with # of stars.There’s 3 stars hotel and 4 and 5 stars.You can check whether there are any free rooms at the hotels in Rome at the site by entering your arrival and departure date and you can also specify the # of stars of the hotels that you would like to stay in.

Hotels in Tokyo

February 1st, 2007

Japan is a country that I’ve always wanted to visit.I’ve heard that the cost of living there is very high (possibly the highest in Asia).Japan is a very small country but the population is huge.They don’t have enough land so most of the apartments, hotels rooms are really small and expensive too.

So if you are travelling on a budget, then you have to find cheap Hotels in Tokyo. Tokyo is a very vibrant city, full of energy and people.You can find rooms from as low as USD 66 at Hotels in Tokyo.You can read the descriptions of the hotel and check out the ratings given.They even tell you the location of the hotel and the distant from certain places in Tokyo (LRT stations for example) at the site.

You can use the search function and key in the date of your arrival and also the date of departure and the system will search for hotels that have rooms available on those dates.You can specify the rating of the hotel too.There are lots of things to do/see in Japan.You can pay a visit to Japan Disneyland and try out the authentic,made in Japan sushi.

Besides Hotels in Tokyo, you can search for hotels in other cities in Japan too such as Kyoto or Osaka.Since you are already in Japan, might as well visit the other cities too.