Colours of Malaysia
photography: Stephen Smith
KUALA LUMPUR — In the 1800s the British arrived to transform Kuala Lumpur into tin town where it flourished as an Asian tin empire that later evolved into a rubber capital. Fast-forward 150 years and the city is seen morphing once again into an electronic high-tech powerhouse positioned at the forefront of industrialized Southeast Asia.
Not long ago the world stood awe-struck contemplating on how Malaysia, a compact country carved from the jungle, was able to erect a stainless steel masterpiece by Cesar Pelli. The Petronas Twin Towers captured everyone’s imagination by becoming the world’s tallest buildings. While the title has now been superseded, the towers still hold reign as the world’s tallest twin towers and the world’s tallest skybridge made famous in “Entrapment,” the Sean Connery, Catherine Zeta-Jones flick.