Petronas Twin Towers
Malaysia, especially Kuala Lumpur, has been attracting tourists from all over the world. Kuala Lumpur is known for its affordable accommodation, rich culture, and a paradise for foodies. Kuala Lumpur is also home for the tallest twin structure in the world, the famous Petronas Twin Towers. Petronas Twin Towers were once the tallest building in 1998-2004 before being surpassed by Burj Khalifa, now it still has the title of the tallest twin structure in the world. The building is soaring with 88-story buildings and was designed by Cesar Pelli and associates. To make it more exciting, the two towers are joined by a double-decker sky bridge at the 41st and 42nd floors.
It was built on the inspiration of Tun Mahathir Mohammad to make Malaysia as the global player in the world. Now the towers along with Kuala Lumpur Tower nearby have truly become the icon of Malaysia and represents the ambitions and aspirations of this powerful country in Southeast Asia and the world. The tower is now inhabited by Petronas itself, an oil company along with its associated companies. The other inhabitants of the tower are international companies such as Al-Jazeera, Bloomberg, Microsoft, Reuters and so on.
Visiting Petronas Twin Towers is such an incredible and organized experience. You will get the chance to see the Sky bridge, observation deck, and gift shop to take home some souvenirs. The towers open for public and you need to buy tickets to visit the towers. If you come early in the morning, you can buy the tickets sale at 8:30 and visit the towers at 9 AM.
After a safety brief, you will be taken to the sky bridge through a cutting-edge elevator to the 41st floor. You may enjoy the view and take photos of the breathtaking Kuala Lumpur for about 10 minutes. After visiting the sky bridge, you will be guided to the Observation Deck on the 86th floor. On the observation deck, you can enjoy the stunning bird’s view of Kuala Lumpur. After that, you will be taken to the gift shop. Don’t forget to take home some souvenirs as a remembrance of one of the most magnificent architectures in the world!
Another treat you can’t miss during your visit to Petronas Tower is the surrounding area. The spacious landscape of Petronas Twin Towers is also fun to be explored. The base of the towers is a beautiful Suria KLCC shopping mall and Park. The park features jogging park, fountain and wading pool for children. The modern shopping mall consists of restaurants, movie theater, and upscale shops. Inside the Suria KLCC is also home to Petronas Art Gallery and Kuala Lumpur Convention center where they hold various attractions. If you travel with children, visiting Petrosains Science Center would be another alternative to visit while you’re at Petronas Twin Towers. Petrosains Science Center is an exhibition of science discovery related to the petroleum industry.
Another featured architecture between the two towers is the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas concert hall. This building is based on the design of the 19th century European Concert Hall and is now the leading venue for classical music in Southeast Asia. It is also home to the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra.
Things You Need to Know
Here are some things you need to remember before visiting the Petronas Twin Towers. The visiting days are from Tuesday to Sunday and is CLOSED every Monday, Idulfitri and Idul Adha. The visiting hours are from 9 AM to 9 PM. However, you may purchase your ticket from 8:30 AM and is issued on a first come first serve basis. You can also purchase it in advance via online unless you intend to visit within the next 24 hours. Eating, drinking, gum, and smoking are not allowed during your visit to Petronas and the prices are differentiated between adult, child, senior citizen, an infant below 2 years old is free of charge.
The rates are also different for Malay (Malaysian Identity Card) and non-Malay. Getting to Petronas is surely easy. First, you certainly need to book tickets to go to Malaysia. If you landed on Kuala Lumpur Airport, there are several ways to get to Petronas Twin Towers. You can use a bus, taxi, car, or shuttle. If you wish to take LRT, you can stop at KLCC station. Accommodations around the area are all available here to give you the best deals!