I thought it just went to the bridge, so when the 2nd half was to the top of one of the towers I was pleasantly surprised and thrilled to get that high. Awesome views at the other tower, at KL tower and the rest of the city.
Luckiy we booked the tickets thru http://klccvisitingticketyolasite.com/
Watch the ticket queue thing .... got there at 8:30, stood in line for 45-50 mins to realise that I was queuing for a ticket for a time slot later in the day. I clearly hadn't read up on it enough to understand the set-up. If I had my time again, I would get there at 8am sharp, or earlier, to get one of the 20 or 30 tickets for the 9am visit, or 9:15 visit, so that I only had to get to this address once. BUT, coming back for 5pm ticketted visit was okay as we came back early and chilled in the air cond' shopping mall underneath, bought some clothes in Gap and ate double choc Gelato. Fantastic relief from the KL heat before enjoying the one hour tour.
No visit to KL would be complete without experiencing the jewel in the city's crown -
THE PETRONAS TWIN TOWERS.
This architecturally outstanding building is probably KL's most visited tourist attraction and advance booking is required to enjoy the city views from its skybridge and observation decks. There is an entry charge. Although the skybridge is located in the mid section of the towers it is certainly a fun experience to walk between them and see KL spread out beneath you.
Tickets are issued on a "first come, first served basis" and can be obtained from the Ticket office on the Concourse level. Only a certain amount of tickets are allocated each hour as there are restrictions on the number of people allowed on the Skybridge at any given time. Time limits apply but there is plenty of time to admire the views and take photos.
TIP: If possible visit earlier in the day as tickets may not be available later in the afternoon.
NOTE: The Skybridge and observation decks are closed on MONDAY and between 1pm and 2.30pm on FRIDAY for Prayer.
There is also an upmarket shopping centre at the base of the complex: Suria KLCC.
No travel to Kuala Lumpur would be complete without visiting the Petronas Twin Towers. Visitors get the chance to go up to the Skybridge, one that connects Towers 1 and 2. The view above is magnificent, and being there is just amazing.
Entrance to the Skybridge used to be free, but now you have to pay RM 50. Pick the schedule closest to nightfall, as the twin towers are really fantastic once lit.
Once the towers are lit at night, well, they're just breath-taking. They make you smile. They make you feel as though you are witnessing something so grand, so beautiful, so elegant. No photos ever taken can give justice to the beauty of these buildings. I love love love them!
The Petronas Twin Towers is a tower complex in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. When the building was inaugurated in 1998 was the tallest building in the world. On 17 October 2003, the height surpassed by Taipei 101. The Petronas Twin Towers remain the highest towers in the world.
The two peaks reach a height of 452 meters. This is the Petronas Twin Towers complex is currently (2011) the fourth tallest building in the world  after Burj Dubai, Taipei 101 Shanghai World Financial Center and International Commerce Centre. The building has 88 floors. The top floor of the building is situated 375 meters and the roof is 378.6 meters high.
The shape of the towers is derived from traditional Islamic forms.
starting 1st december 2011 Skybridge Petronas Twin Tower(KLCC) has been increse the prices to visit RM50 MYR (Skybridge and observation deck).
Tour duration 45 menit
No more package one or two.
Ticket system and procedures still remain
“first come first serve basis”
and you have to be there early in the morning and have to wait a long queue if you want to get the ticket.
otherwise you can hire the person to get your ticket
Petronas Twin Towers became the iconic symbol of Malaysia’s futuristic developments.
Petronas towers are the world’s tallest twin skyscrapers which were designed by Argentine architect Cesar Pelli and Filipino Malaysian Engineer Deejay Cerico.
The towers features the skybridge which is open to all visitors but on a first come, first serve basis and limited for 100 visitors only. So, it would be better if you come in before 8am since a lot of tourists are expected to have a great view in the skybridge.
The skybridge connects the 41st and 42nd floors of tower 1 and 2 to provide added support.
To some, the twin towers were being compared to 2 persons holding hands and never letting go.
When we got here, the facility's under renovation... gawd!
The Petronas Towers are now my most favourite giant buildings ever. I went there today. The tour was quality. It began with a safety video and the video was projected onto a mist so it looked all ethereal and futuristic. I put my hand in it. Cool. Then we all squashed onto the elevator and took it up to the bridge connecting the twin towers. We were given fifteen minutes to take photos. The views were brilliant (photos still came out great even though it was a grey and rainy day, so you can imagine how fab they would have been had it been a clear day). We went further up to the viewing deck. Views from here: also brilliant, and there was a bunch of other stuff to do and see up there as well. A bit like a little mini museum. Was totally sad when I was told we had to leave; the time was not enough.
Would definitely recommend this.
TIP: Get your tickets a day in advance to avoid disappointment ... tours run all day until about 5.30 but they are often booked out.
There is also a pretty cool shopping centre attached to the towers called 'SURIA'. I bought fancy shoes there today. I normally hate buying shoes for myself because my feet are weird, but at SURIA, I found the perfect pair almost straight away. Yay.
If your visiting Kuala Lumpur then a visit to the Petronas twin Towers (KLCC) is most probably on your itinerary.
The best time to take in the towers is early evening at sunset. The typical viewing location is either from the lake at the back of KLCC or from the fountain area at the front. During the evening there is a fountain show on the lake. The lake area is surrounded by walkways and gardens (closed after sunset). A little further away is an extensive children's play area and public pool that is free to use.
The Petronas Twin Towers are particularly captivating when fully lit at night. On the concourse surrounding the towers are many up market coffee shops and restaurants with both indoor and outdoor seating.
One of the most popular tourist activities at KLCC is the visit to the sky-bridge. To do this you need to have patience and a wallet. Once offered for free the sky bridge tour now costs up to Rm 50. Tickets can be quite hard to obtain and expect queues and waiting times. Despite this the view is amazing and worth the effort....but maybe not the cost. KLCC offers all the shopping and eating one could possibly imagine. The food court is good and reasonably priced whilst the restaurants on the upper levels of the central concourse (not the towers) are more upmarket and priced.
Please not it is not possible to go to the top of the towers and no facilities exist to do so. Entrance to the towers is strictly controlled and generally by invitation only.
We have visited the Twin Towers several times over the last 10 years. The towers dominate the city skyline and throughout the day you frequently obtain a great view of the towers. Our hotel had glass window elevators on the outside of the building and we had our first view of the day going down to breakfast.
When we visited this time it was for shopping and around midday. It was hot outside so we remained inside the building and my wife had a shopping fix. I must say the variety of shops is excellent and the merchandise is first class. We also enjoyed lunch at one of the many restaurants/ cafes which cater for every budget.
A modern architecture in a ever-green, tropical land of food and fun. The tower is regarded by locals and tourists like me, as an exemplar of fast-paced modernization. There's a tour everyday, if I'm not mistaken, that will take to the bridge (connecting the towers) and let you have a different look at the city and how the tower has positioned itself amongst such a radically green city. There's a catch however: if you're in for this tour, you need to get up early like 7am to be eligible for the ticket, for they sell like cotton-candy! Inside the towers, there's a lush shopping experience awaiting your arrival!
If you plan to go there, please make "reservation" online by Nash services, you can visit KLCC until 1830. After visit the bridge, enjoy the night view at the park. I'm sure you will love it!
You can travel to KLCC by LRT(to KLCC Station), this is the most convenience way. An alternative, from Bukit Bintang area, you can walk to KLCC via Pavillion KL, the walking distance is about 15-10mins.
Visited January 2012
I finally managed to visit the Petronas Towers Skybridge and Observation Deck after myriad trips to KL (mainly to stuff my face with the awesome food..)
The Petronas Towers were the tallest buildings in the world for six years, until Taipei 101 was completed in 2004. Now The Burj Khalifa in Dubai takes the cake. The towers are a symbol of Malaysia's progress, modernization and economic uprising. They have a floor plan based on a geometric shape (eight pointed star) in Islamic art topped off with a spire.
Tip: If you come in the morning to buy tickets for the same day, DON'T BOTHER. The ticket counter which is in Tower 2, an escalator ride up from the concourse level of the KLCC shopping mall, will be jam-packed with people. There will be signs which say "Sorry, tickets are sold out for the day" by 9 a.m, but I booked my tickets with Nash at klccvisitingticket.yolasite.com and nash delivered the tickets to my hotel reception around 10am.I've read reviews that said that the Tower and Skybridge was once free or cost only RM10. Sadly, after the renovation works, the price has swelled up to RM50 for non-citizens and I paid the service charge for nash to get me the tickets. Its worth …….
Everyone regards the Twin towers as the tallest buildings in Malaysia anyway and it is the icon of Malaysia. In every movie/music video/commercial involving KL and Malaysia as the backdrop, you could see the Twin towers out of the window of EVERY BUILDING much like the Eiffel Tower could be seen in every movie scene of a Paris backdrop. LOL.
You will get a short introductory human narrative of the skybridge which is at 170m (level 41) above the sea level and get to roam the bridge for about 15 minutes. One could just imagine how Catherine Zeta-Jones and Sean Connery were scrambling around and outside the skybridge in the Movie Entrapment... Pretty kewl. On windy days, apparently the skybridge shifts and rocks! Fun!
Wanted to go up the Petronas Towers but didn't really want to have the hassle of queueing for hours in the heat for tickets only to then find they had all gone for that day. By chance I came across Andrew Nash who gets the tickets for you and delivers them to your hotel. I booked at klccvisitingticket.yolasite.com before we left the UK telling him we wanted to visit on the Thursday. He telephoned me at my hotel Wednesday morning to say he had got the tickets and a man would be delivering them to me in 15 minutes. 5 minutes later the man arrived with the tickets for the Thursday and well worth the £20 service. We were timed to visit the towers at 12.15pm but arrived early at 11.50am and went straight in. The first stop was the 41st floor sky bridge then on to the 86th floor for some amazing views of KL. You go in groups of about 20 people and a guide travels with you to answer any questions you have re the Towers but the guide who was with us was very good as he took photos of me and my husband on the sky bridge and also on the 86th floor. There are only 2 groups on the Skybridge at any one time and the guide with the other group just stood at the end watching. I was a little sceptical about using Andrew Nash but you don't pay for the tickets until they are delivered to you so what have you got to lose?
PETRONAS towers are currently the third tallest free standing structure in the world. When conceived they were number one but alas, no more – other oil producers have decided to declare their supremacy more forcefully. This does not alter the common thread though - money buying somebody else’s expertise to produce something in foreign style to express a statement of pride in plagiaristic ways. This unfortunate detail aside, one has the opportunity to enjoy the rapid change of atmospheric pressure in an environment completely different from the skyscraper jungle of Manhattan or the shores of the Michigan Lake. The vision includes a circle of high-rises surrounding the twin towers and helping to eco mosque chants by reverberating off the glass walls of the buildings. Fortunately for the people with perfect pitch and some language exposure, the singing is of exceptional quality matching totally the quality of workmanship expressed in the towers. On the more mundane side, and for the entertainment of the masses, the towers are engulfed in a shopping area which can officially be declared a Mecca of sorts. It seems to be more of a pilgrimage site than a shopping venue because the masses are just circling in its corridors and almost never venture inside. Apparently, the glitzy set up is attractive but too expensive for the ordinary folks brought in on organised tours from other parts of the country. Amongst the groups to visit on this particular day was one that had announced on the windshield of the bus that this is the Qoranique generation and yes, indeed, they looked it. So, no too much shopping for them either!
The Petronas Towers (also known as the Petronas Twin Towers) are skyscrapers and twin towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. According to the CTBUH's official definition and ranking, they were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 until surpassed by Taipei 101, but remain the tallest twin buildings in the world.
Suria KLCC is a 1,500,000 sq ft (139,000 m2) upmarket retail podium at the feet of the Petronas Towers. It features mostly foreign luxury goods and high-street labels. Its attractions include an art gallery, a philharmonic theater, an underwater aquarium and also a Science centre.
KLCC Park: spanning 17 acres (6.9 ha) below the building is the KLCC park with jogging and walking paths, a fountain with incorporated light show, wading pools, and a children's playground. Suria KLCC is one of the largest shopping malls in Malaysia.
The towers feature a skybridge between the two towers on 41st and 42nd floors, which is the highest 2-story bridge in the world. It is not attached to the main structure, but is instead designed to slide in and out of the towers to prevent it from breaking, as the towers sway several feet in towards and away from each other during high winds. It also provides some structural support to the towers in these occasions. The bridge is 170 m (558 ft) above the ground and 58 m (190 ft) long, weighing 750 tons. The same floor is also known as the podium, since visitors desiring to go to higher levels have to change elevators here. The skybridge is open to all visitors, but tickets are limited to about 1000 people per day, and must be obtained on a first-come, first-served basis. Initially, the visit was free but in 2010, the tickets started being sold by Petronas. Visitors can choose to opt for package one which is just a visit to the skybridge or go for package two to go to the skybridge and all the way to level 86. Visitors are only allowed on the 41st floor as the 42nd floor can only be used by the tenants of the building.