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    Third in row

    by Assenczo Updated Sep 10, 2011
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    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!

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    Petronas Twin Towers, Suria KLCC & KLCC Park.

    by reewil Written Aug 27, 2011
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    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.

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    front of Petronas Towers

    by machomikemd Updated May 19, 2011

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    around the huge petronas towers compex in the front plaza and this is a favorite area for people who does not want to spend money to enter the sky bridge of the Observation Deck and also nice activities do have a panoramic photograph of the Petronas Tower Complex.

    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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    View Around Kuala Lumpur from Skybridge

    by machomikemd Updated May 19, 2011

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    nice view of KLCC Park and Suria KLCC
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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

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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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    Inside the petronas complex

    by machomikemd Updated May 19, 2011
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    the view inside the huge Petronas Tower and Complex. 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!

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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.

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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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    Petronas Twin Towers

    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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    Petronas Twin Towers - Part I

    by don_thomas Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    You can't miss this one, as it's dominating the skyline of KL. And it's always impressive: when you look at it from the edge of KL it shows how much taller it is than the rest (and there are a LOT other skyscrapers in KL), and when you approach the building and enjoy the perfection of forms and symbolicism and the grandeur of it.

    This US$ 1,9 billion project is now, with its 451.9 m and completed in 1998, the tallest twin tower in the world. It consists of 88 stories (the number 88 symbolises prosperity in Chinese geomancy) and the floor is based on the eight-sided star that is typical of Islamic art.

    There are a lot of companies inside the buildings, but also a mall (Suria KLCC). And you can go up! (see other tips)

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    Petronas Twin Towers

    by mansionion Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Petronas Twin Towers & Maxis Tower

    Formerly the world's tallest building, the Petronas Twin Towers is the most recogniseable building in KL despite losing the title to Taipei 101 building in October 2003. Nevertheless, it still hold the record for the worid's tallest twin freestanding towers and has also been selected as the winner of the prestigous Aga Khan award for architectural achievements for the year 2004.

    The 88 storey twin towers soars to a height of 452 metres above the city skyline. The floor plate of the twin towers were designed based on geometric patterns common in architecture of Islamic heritage that describe the important Islamic principles of 'Unity within unity, harmony, stability and rationality'.

    The twin towers are connected by a double decked skybridge at Levels 41 and 42 that symbolizes the gateway to the future. Casual visitors are only allowed to go up to the skybridge at level 41 of the twin towers. Timed tickets will be issued free of charge for the visit on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Situated between the two towers at the podium level is the Petronas Philharmonic Hall, home to the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and the Petronas Performing Arts Group. Nestled at the foot of the Twin Towers is the Suria KLCC shopping mall which also houses the Petronas Art Gallery and the Petrosains Petroleum Discovery Centre.

    The Petronas Twin Towers has been featured in many local and foreign produced movies and tv productions, most notably the film "Entrapment" starring Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta Jones as well as few other Bollywood and Hong Kong movies.

    It is interesting to note that the owner put great emphasis on how the building is being potrayed on films. Hence the superimposed image of the building with the Melaka river in Entrapment drawn critism to the film producer. For the same reason, application to shoot the James Bond movie "Tomorrow Never Die" starring Pierce Brosnan and Malaysia very own Michele Yeoh was turned down since its would involve a scene where the building is being blown up.

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    Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC)

    by mansionion Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    KLCC landscape taken from the KLCC park.

    The KLCC development project is one of the largest real estate development in the world. It was build on a 40 hectare (100 acre) piece of land that used to house the Selangor Turf Club race course.

    The self-contained city-within-a-city integrated development project was commenced in 1992 and divided into 2 phases comprising commercial, retail, hotel, residential and entertainment facilities.

    So far, Phase 1 of the project has been completed comprising:

    1) The 88 storey Petronas Twin Towers
    2) Suria KLCC - the six-level, 1.5 million sq. feet shopping centre
    3) The 49 storey Menara Maxis
    4) The 30 storey Menara Esso
    5) The 32 storey Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur Hotel
    6) The 20 hectare (50 acre) Public Park
    7) The As-syakirin mosque which can accommodate 6,000 people
    8) Two District Cooling Centres, which use natural gas to chill water for air-conditioning

    Under Phase 2, a convention centre (Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre) is currently under construction whereas its residential development project is yet to be launched.

    A visit to KLCC is a must for those visiting KL, particularly to the Petronas Twin Towers, Suria KLCC and its public park.

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    Twin Towers visit

    by sheherezad Written Jan 25, 2011

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    1) To go up to the Skybridge you don't need to purchase a ticket in advance - you just queue up in the morning (people start queueing up from 5am!) of the day you want to go up and pay RM10 for a ticket.

    2) If you want to go up to the 86th floor, tickets that are to be purchased 3 days in advance and cost RM40. You can ask a travel agent to arrange for this if you can't do it personally.

    3) There is no charge to enter the lower levels where the Suria KLCC shopping mall and Petronas Auditorium (where the Malaysian Pilharmomic Orchestra performs) are located.

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    Petronas Twin Towers and KL Tower

    by sheherezad Written Jan 24, 2011

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    I'd say the Skybrige is worth the ride up the elevator/lift ;-)

    Do check it they mean: FROM 3 days earlier? It might be a case of Manglish :( I doubt you must purchase the ticket 3 days ahead ;-) I don't think you would need a ticket agent..

    As for KL Tower, my tour guide friend says the tickets are RM38 and it is open 7 days a week from 10am to 10pm.. As is the Twin Towers visit: 10-10 except for Mondays.

    But KLCC, the shopping mall at the lower part of the Twin Towers and the MPO Petronas Halls are open 7 days a week! You might want to drop by and listen to some classical music on Sunday afternoon? ;-)

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