Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur

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Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia +60 3-2331 8080

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    A Classy Structure

    by sundolphin Written Jan 28, 2012

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    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.

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    wonderful service NASH

    by anman_k Written Jan 19, 2012

    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.

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    Petronas Twin Towers

    by Mikebb Updated Jan 17, 2012

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    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.

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    “Must go super early”

    by anman_k Written Jan 10, 2012

    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!

    look at the notice board!!! So book earlier! long queue... look at the notice board! TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT
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  • Worth of visiting

    by jeniferraven Written Jan 9, 2012

    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

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    Wonderfull view from the top

    by Nabeeha Written Jan 8, 2012

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    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!

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  • A great experience of twin towers

    by tingleeM Written Jan 4, 2012

    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?

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    Third in row

    by Assenczo Updated Sep 10, 2011

    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!

    Power is beautiful Jungle angle Looking in the future On top Half way
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    Petronas Twin Towers, Suria KLCC & KLCC Park.

    by reewil Written Aug 27, 2011

    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.

    The towers at night! Suria KLCC shopping centre. The towers at day time. KLCC Park, view from Skybridge. The waterfall at KLCC Park.
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    View Around Kuala Lumpur from Skybridge

    by machomikemd Updated May 19, 2011

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    the fabulous views around Kuala Lumpur Via the Sky Bridge. Surrounding the towers is Kuala Lumpur City Centre where the state of the art Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre is located. and also the Suria shopping mall and a five star Mandarin Oriental Hotel are located here. There is also KLCC park and you will be able to see other areas of Kuala Lumpur and the Menara Tower. The Petronas Tower was formerly the World's Tallest Building was but beaten by the Taipei 101 and recently by the Burj Al Khalifa Tower in Dubai. they were designed by the Argentinean-American architect Cesar Pelli. Completed in 1997. The twin towers house Petronas, Malaysia's government-owned oil company, as well as associated Malaysian firms and multinational companies and around the complex is the Suria KLCC shopping mall and the KLCC Park (unfortunately I did not have time to stroll around both huhuhuhu). The towers are linked to one another through a skybridge on 41st and 42nd floors. The bridge has a height of 170m and a length of 58m. Visitors can visit the skybridge for free by getting the passes which are handed out everyday from 8:30am onwards except on Monday but for tourist like us, the option is to buy the tickets at the ticket counter for 10 RM each!!! again we did not know that there was an Observation deck at Tower 2 at the 82nd floor that only goes for RM 40 per person, too bad for us!

    The towers are open from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm daily

    nice view of KLCC Park and Suria KLCC beyond high risesConvention Center front green
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    The Sky Bridge

    by machomikemd Updated May 19, 2011

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    inside the sky bridge. The Skybridge which connects tower one from tower two from the 41rst and 42nd floor is the main attraction of the Petronas Tower (but not the only attraction as they also have an observation deck at the 82cnd floor of tower two that only costs RM 40 per person). The skybridge is open to all visitors, but tickets are limited to 1700 people per day, and must be obtained for free on a first-come, first-served basis before 10 am (but they also have separate tickets for tourists like us that costs RM 10 given to us by the travel agency hehehe) Visitors are only allowed on the 41st floor as the 42nd floor can only be used by the tenants of the building.

    The Petronas Tower was formerly the World's Tallest Building was but beaten by the Taipei 101 and recently by the Burj Al Khalifa Tower in Dubai. they were designed by the Argentinean-American architect Cesar Pelli. Completed in 1997. The twin towers house Petronas, Malaysia's government-owned oil company, as well as associated Malaysian firms and multinational companies and around the complex is the Suria KLCC shopping mall and the KLCC Park (unfortunately I did not have time to stroll around both huhuhuhu). The towers are linked to one another through a skybridge on 41st and 42nd floors. The bridge has a height of 170m and a length of 58m. Visitors can visit the skybridge for free by getting the passes which are handed out everyday from 8:30am onwards except on Monday but for tourist like us, the option is to buy the tickets at the ticket counter for 10 RM each!!! again we did not know that there was an Observation deck at Tower 2 at the 82nd floor that only goes for RM 40 per person, too bad for us!

    The towers are open from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm daily

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    SkyBridge At Petronas Twin Towers

    by Bix10 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This is a definite must for visitors to Kuala Lumpur. The least you would do is to take pictures of the twin towers. The next thing to do is to queue up for the free tickets to go up to to the sky-bridge that connects the two towers. The scenery from above is simply amazing and the result of the pictures taken will look like a postcard (depending on how good your camera is, of course.)

    Walking around the park is another must-do in your list. The beautiful landscape is perfect for a short break during day time for sandwiches or light salad. However, the guards can be rather annoying at times as he would tell people not to step on the grass (What's the point of a park then??) Besides, that, it's wonderful.

    Double Tower Taken From Jalan Ampang SkyBridge Of Petronas Twin Towers Whale At KLCC Pond

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    Me In Skybridge KLCC

    by alraisi Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Finally It Happend Me In The Skybridge In KLCC. Oh My God Finally My Dream Become A True . First i Will say Thank You God For Making My Dream Become True. And thank you Dr.Mahathir Mohammed To Build this Petronas Twin Towers...!!!
    When I Was In The Skybridge Really i was very happy . It Was Really A Good Trip There Coz I Say That I will be there So I've Been There For About 20 Minutes....!!!
    I Like It Really....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Petronas Twin Towers

    by cheekychic Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Standing majestically at 88 storeys, 452meter above sea level, the Petronas Twin Towers was the tallest building in the world on completion in 1996, before being "overtaken" by Taipei 101 in 2004.

    The floor-plate of the Tower is designed based on geometric patterns common in architecture of Islamic heritage. Like the exterior design, the Towers' entrance design was also inspired by the country's cultural heritage, incorporating contemporary Malaysian motifs adapted from traditional handicrafts such as songket and timber carvings.

    The 2 towers are used as offices, the base houses shopping mall Suria KLCC and Dewan Filharmonik Petronas.

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    Petronas Twin Towers

    by Blatherwick Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Petronas Twin Towers are the largest twin towers in the world and were the largest buildings from its completion in 1988 until 2003. Thus they can lay claim to being the largest skyscrapers of the 20th century. They are most impressive as they stand alone and tower over everything.

    The towers were designed by architect Cesar Pelli. The 88-floor, largely stainless steel and glass structures were designed to resemble motifs found in Islamic art, a reflection of Malaysia's Muslim heritage. The basic structure however was a development of the design for a cancelled Chicago building.

    The twin towers are connected by a double decked skybridge at Levels 41 and 42 that symbolizes the gateway to the future. Entry to the skybridge is free but you must get tickets for a time slot.

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