Petronas towers is with it´s 451 meters and 88 floors one of the tallest buildings in the world.
In fact it was the tallest for a few years between 1998 and 2004, but has now been surpassed by a few other buildings.
It´s one heck of an impressive building and it first of all hosts the national malaysian oil company Petronas, but you have a huge shopping center, cinemas, restaurants, bars and lot´s of other things there too.
It´s anenormous building in steel and glass, but there is also a fair bit of islamic achitecture in it.
It has a skywalk between the 41st and 42nd floor that can be visited by the public.
Be in the ticket line very early. i arrived about 08.20hrs and the line was huge. i waited about 2 hours and finally got a ticket for 3 people. My slot was for 12.30. You have to arrive 15 minute before your allocated time. When you arrived you will be placed in a room on the right of the reception.Here you will see pictures and facts of the towers.You will then be told to exit and will then line up and be security cleared(bags x rayed etc).After the screening you will be given a colour coded pass. You will then enter a cinema style presentation for 10 minutes.After this you will be split into group of 20 (hence the colour coded tags), You enter a lift and zoom up. Once reaching the level you will be given only 10 minutes. You can take photographs however after a few snaps its time to go back to the ground.Personally I think I wasted 2 hours of my day for a 10 minute wonder.I suggest go to the KL tower.Its higher and you see more of the city.BEWARE I read a notice from a certain date the policy is going to change and the tickets won't be free.
Thanks to lovely Abbey (chocolatecake) who brought along tickets for us, we were able to experience the Twin Towers Skybridge with wonderful views over Kuala Lumpur.
The tickets are free but you will need to line up early for them and have something prepared to do whilst you wait as your ticket time may be at the end of the day and you will need to come back.
After a short introductory movie that explains all about the building of the towers etc we all crammed into the lift and travelled fast up to the 42nd floor where we could walk out onto the skybridge for 10 minutes to view the city and surrounding hills. This is a definate must do when in Kuala Lumpur.
Once the tallest building in the world, these 88 storey high steel towers dominate KL's skyline. We watched the sun set behind them on our first evening.
The towers were opened in 1998. They are 451.9 m high and house the headquarters of the Petronas Oil Company. Visitors can go to the 41st floor Skybridge; open 9am -1pm and 2.30pm -4.45pm Tues to Sat.
Inside the towers on the lower floors there is an attractive and busy shopping centre.
The Petronas Twin Towers used to be the highest buildings in the World up to 2003, when the Taipei 101 building was finished. Despite they no longer detain this record, two tall towers are still impressive. A 7-floor shopping mall is located on the towers basement, and it is possible to one of the towers up to the top, but there is a limited number of tickets available per day, remember to be there early in the morning. We had no chance to climb up to the tower top since we managed to be there only late in the afternoon :(
Also take the time to visit the beautiful park located under the towers, it is wonderful!
At 170 metres above street level, spanning 58.4 metres, the sky bridge that links the two towers on the 41st and 42nd levels really gives you an idea of being floating in mid-air with nothing below you! 800 visitors are allowed to tour the sky bridge every day, free of charge. Visitation tickets are given out on a first-come, first-served basis. I actually visited in 2002 which is when these photos giving views from the sky bridge were taken.
Not only are they the symbol of Kuala Lumpur, the Petronas Twin Towers have become a national symbol of Malaysia. They were the tallest pair of buildings in the world from 1994 until 2003, each standing at 451.9 meters tall. However, since then, it is now the third tallest skyscrapers behind the Burj Dubai and Taipei 101. It was surpassed by Taipei 101 on 17th October, 2003.
They were designed by Argentine architect César Pelli, who also designed New York's World Financial Center and London's Canary Wharf. The towers are 88 storeys high, and constructed of reinforced concrete holding a steel and glass façade with motifs derived from Islamic art. The land on which they stand was the former Selangor Turf Club. Due to the depth of the bedrock where the buildings were located, the Twin Towers were built on the world's deepest foundation going down 120 meters. However, it's the double-decked sky bridge that links the two towers on the 41st and 42nd levels that makes a visit here a must. At 170 metres above street level, spanning 58.4 metres, the bridge weighs 750 tonnes and really gives you an idea of being floating in mid-air with nothing below you! 800 visitors are allowed to tour the sky bridge every day, free of charge. Visitation tickets are given out on a first-come, first-served basis. I actually visited in 2002 which is when these photos were taken.
You need to get your tickets by 7am to view from Towers.
They only hand out a small number each day.
We arrived at 10am expecting to view the city from the towers and were told no tickets available.
Better view at the large tower about 10 minutes away, but dont eat at the revolving (revolting) restaurant. Food is a disgrace.
Up here you'll be given not more than 15 minutes to walk freely on the 58.4 metres bridge looking out at the view of Kuala Lumpur. You're now at 170 metres above street level. It's a double deck bridge connecting the two towers at level 41 and 42, but only level 41 open for public viewing.
The Skybridge office is located underneath the towers. Easy way to find it is to first locate the Malaysia Philharmonic Orchestra...you'll found two escalators on the left and right side. Take the escalator down...straight to the office entrance where you'll see people queuing up as early as 6 am.
Tickets can be obtained once the office is open at 8.30 am. You can choose the 9 am, 10 am, 11 am n so on till 7 pm tour according to your preferences. Once getting your ticket, you'll be directed to a lounge/exhibit hall where you get to see the construction video of the Twin Towers and also read some interesting facts about it.
Later, you'll be entertained in min sized cinema look a like hall where you'll be showcased of the Petronas corporate video...very educative indeed. That's about less than 10 minute. Owh, you will be divided into groups...holding blue and red pass...there's no different at all between the two passes...just that they need to break you into a smaller groups so each group can fit in an elevator + rules of not having too many people on the bridge.
Done with the corporate show...you'll pass a scanner route...just like those in airports and directed by a tour guide straight to the elevator taking you to Level 41...the only floor accessible to the public. The warm and friendly tour guide shall direct and explain a few things necessary for you to know.
The Twin Towers (Petronas Twin Towers) were completed in 1998 with the height of 452.02 metres. It was the world tallest building from 1998-2004, but was surpassed by Taipei 101. However, they remain the world tallest twin towers.
Twin Towers built with the elements of Islamic architecture, Malaysian heritage and culture are now home to Petronas and other offices.
This majestic 88 floors towers standing tall in the heart of Kuala Lumpur is one of the many Malaysians pride and joy. It's definitely a must visit to these beautiful towers. To get more intimate with the towers, you could go for the Skybridge tour which office is located underneath the towers. As you enter Suria KLCC, look for Malaysia Philharmonic Orchestra...you'll find an escalator going down to the Skybridge office. The Skybridge tour is free and open to everyone from Tuesday - Sunday from 8.30 am - 7 pm. Must I remind you that in order for you to get tickets for the tour, you need to be in the queue as early as 6 am (the ticket's office opens at 8.30 am on the days as mentioned).
One can ask if it's worth getting up early in the morning, waiting the whole day, go through a rigorous security check - only to get 10 minutes up at the Petronas Twin Towers' skybridge. One can really ask it, but my answer would be yes.
The Twin towers is by far the capital's most famous sight. Once the world's highest tower they are seen from almost all over the city, and it's an amazing sight.
I would have loved to go all the way up to the top, 451,9 meters over the sea, but unfortunately one can only go up to the skybridge, 170 meters over the ground. It's quite an impressive view anyway though.
The tickets and entrance are free to everyone, but it's a bit messy to get them. Only a certain number of tickets are given away every day (except mondays when the towers are closed) and one has to be there early to get one of them. I was there in low season, so I could arrive at 10.30, and still be one of the lucky ones. But in high season it's a must to be there way earlier.
When getting the free tickets you're also given a specific time when you can enter the elevator up to the tower. This is a problem too, as it's often many hours between you getting the ticket and the time for you to go up. I got my appointment at 16.45, 6,5 hour after coming there the first time. So make sure to have the whole day free so you can enter the tower no matter what.
At arrival for entrance you'll first be shown a information video for seven minutes, and then go through a security check worthy of an airport. The elevator up to the 41st floor takes exactly 35 seconds, the elevator moving 5-6 meters per second. Then you're out on the bridge, with a good view of both sides.
There is no fantastic skyline to watch or take photos of, but I really felt the height. And it's a cool feeling to actually be in the middle of the two towers.
After ten minutes of viewing and photo taking the guards come with the next group, and you're asked to head back to the elevator again.
The area around the towers are crowded with people all day long. Best photo possibilities you'll have from the KLCC Park behind the towers. Inside is a huge shopping center, and through a long tunnel you'll also reach KLCC Aquario.
I had some problems to find the entrance and ticket counter, due to the lack of directional signages. Easiest way would be to walk inside the shopping center on ground floor, then there are stairs down to a floor where you'll find the ticket counter and a gift shop.
Petronas Twin Towers is the world-renowned icon of modern Malaysia. Visit the skybridge on the 41st floor. It is an excellent backdrop for photos both day & night. The towers are the centerpiece of KLCC, consisting a convention centre, Suria KLCC mall, 5 star hotel, KLCC park as well as a mosque. The area is a major draw for tourists & locals.
The entrance to the skybridge is free on a 1st come 1st served basis. Better come early before 10am coz only a limited no. are allowed daily. Come as early as 8am before the hordes of tourists arrive.
Opens 9am-7pm. Closed on Mondays.
When you are off to KL, you can't really miss them, the Petronas Twin towers.
Great for shopping, great for work, and a nice place to socialise after an exhausting day.
If you want to go up to the towers, you can buy a ticket in the early morning hours.
KLCC also features a nice park some ppl do jogging there, then there is an Aquarium and Cinema near by.
I have since read that there is a better way to pre-book a visit up these towers. The way we did it was awful.
We lined up for 90 minutes early in the morning to go up the Petronas Twin Towers. This was a major pain; we were told that you cannot pre-book those tickets. They only hand out so many per day and it's first-come, first-serve. The line-up was complete chaos, winding around itself and even crossing over itself. They take you up in a freight elevator and only as far up as the Skybridge joining the two towers on the 42nd floor. The CN Tower in Toronto is only about a hundred times better than this, and it's still the technically taller structure.