Malaysia's New Year fireworks display dazzles Britons

Malaysia's New Year fireworks display dazzles Britons
Front-page material: The Petronas Twin Towers New Year countdown fireworks display featured on the front-page of The Times.

PETALING JAYA - Malaysians have always looked forward to the glorious New Year countdown fireworks display at the Petronas Twin To­­wers.

But this year, the dazzling show made headlines not only in Malaysia, but in Britain as well when daily newspaper The Times featured a front-page photograph of the fireworks yesterday.

Captioned "In with a bang", the photograph noted how Malaysia rang in the new year eight hours before London with a fireworks display at the iconic twin skyscrapers.

The photograph is of large pink and red fireworks against the backdrop of the partially-lit Twin Towers.

Nikesh Mehta, a British diplomat stationed in Malaysia, tweeted a picture of the newspaper's front page and added "happy New Year to all and congrats KL for making the front cover of The Times. Great pic of the fireworks and the Towers!"

Another shot of the brilliant fireworks near the Twin Towers also made it to the BBC, which collected photographs of New Year celebrations from across the globe.

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