The Petronas Twin Towers are now not the tallest buildings in the word, but the double decker sky bridge connecting the two towers at the 41st and 42nd floors are the highest 2 storey bridges in the world. T
he 2 bridges are not attached to the main towers but are designed to slide into and out of the towers to prevent the bridges from breaking in high winds.
There is an observation deck on the 86th floor.
We chose not to go up the towers as it is an amazing sight just to see them from the street.
Ahhh the Petronas Towers!! ..... a definate must see when visiting KL :o)
Well finally, on our third trip to KL, hubby and I took some night shots of the towers from the Sky Bar in the Traders Hotel. This was a tip that was given to me by Chia (chiabh).
We also stayed at the Traders and I recommend it.... but more about that in my accommodation tips.
This tip is not your usual cut and paste history lesson - you can visit google for that. This is an aussirose impression of the towers. And in all honesty, I would never get bored of looking at them. I think the Twin Towers are up there with the world's best City Icons and every time I come to KL I get excited when I see them :o)
We had a private day tour and a visit to PETRONAS towers, everything was well organized and our car clean and well-maintained. I cannot say enough great things about Nash My Laundry services, is an express service and was able to do at the last minute, a gentleman picked up my clothes at our hotel and dropped them off exactly in 5 hours, it’s like magic and it costs so little. The best of all, everything was perfectly organized and our clothes folded nicely. I have a true appreciation for this amazing service. Thank you for such a great service Nash My Services, Nash doing a great job in Kuala Lumpur! Cheers.
Yes you are all correct. The Petronas towers were the highest in the world. then Taipei took over and finally the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
That having been said, the Petronas towers are still the highest TWIN TOWERS in the world
With 452 metres the Petronas Twin Towers were the tallest buildings in the world when they were completed in 1996, after two years of building. (Nowadays the Taipei 101 is taller and also the Burj Dubai.)
Visitors can admire the view from the Skybridge at 170 metres (floor 41) but then have to have a ticket, which you can get by queueing for the free tickets given out everyday except Mondays. The Skybridge is opened from 9 to 19, closed Fridays from 12.30 to 14.30. Only one ticket per person, advance bookings not possible and the ticket is valid only for the same day as you get it.
When in Kuala Lumpur, it's a must to scale the Petronas Towers and enjoy the view of the city. It was officially opened in 1999, and was the tallest building in the world for 6 years. Consisting of 88 floors, they are a stunning addition to KL's skyline.
Nothing quite prepares you for the first time you see the 88-storey ribbed spires of the Petronas Twin Towers. Stand beneath the glow of the towers and admire one of the world's great buildings. Islamic elements dictate the way in which glass, steel and concrete envelope these colossal spires. Soaring 452 meters into the sky, the twin towers' exterior is elegantly fitted with horizontal silver ribbons of stainless steel. Fluted and winged, the towers are linked on the 41st floor by a Skybridge. Ride the high-speed lift that zooms up to the Skybridge. Strolling along the glass-encased pathway some 170-metres above the ground feels as if you're floating over the city. Expect fantastic views of KL city from up here. Be sure to queue up early as there is only a limited number of passes allocated per day. There's also an informative exhibition on the construction of the towers at the visitors' center (on the ground level), which is fitted with plenty of interactive displays. The ever-popular Suria Shopping Complex, at the floor of the Petronas Twin Towers, offers a glimpse of the modern Asian shopping experience.
This is one must in Kuala Lumpur, if you have possibility, don't miss.
There has been a lot of discussion about the queues and being early bird, but remember, if you have the time, at least in low season, there are good possibilities to get there without queuing.
We were there 6th March 2012 and it was low season. We bought tickets in advance (Sunday) and had a lot of times where to select.
They take 800 persons and 20 time slots. All tours are guided, you get a short presentation, then climb up to the gate, where your team get 15 minutes and after that the guide takes you to 86th floor where you have 20 minutes time.
The first picture tells the ticket situation 10:50, there are still places for same day visit, and from second picture you see the situation 12:02, the day is sold out.
Take tickets in advance, helps a lot.
Tickets were 50RM (cheaper if you are local), you have to go through security check and you get a color badge telling to which team you belong. Then just follow your guide they shepherd the group with those colored badges.
The view of the petronas towers at night is spectacular, you'll get to see it's beauty at night.
The best photo you'll have from your KL trip, the one in front of Petronas towers :-) and off course you can't miss going to KLCC shopping Mall. I didn't get inside the towers because there was maintenance at the time :(
Petronas Twin Tower - Sky Bridge Visit
Before you decide to go:
--> Are you willing to get up early to queue for the ticket? You might want to be there at least one hour before the ticket counter open at 8:30am. They only allow 1000 people to enter the bridge each day.
--> Can you come back another time during the day for the visit? They only allow 25 people to visit the bridge on each 25-minutes time slots.
--> If you have more than 5 people in a group. Please make sure you have more people to queue for the tickets. Each person can only purchase maximum 5 tickets each day.
Skybridge Visit Operation Hours:
Everyday ( except Monday) 9am - 7pm.
On Friday- they close between 1pm to 2:30pm for Muslim Player.
Enjoy the views!
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