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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    Petronas Twin Towers

    by mansionion Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    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.

    Petronas Twin Towers & Maxis Tower
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    Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC)

    by mansionion Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    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.

    KLCC landscape taken from the KLCC 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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    Petronas Towers

    by Airpunk Updated Jan 22, 2011

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    They are Kuala Lumpur's new jewels, the highest twin tower structure in the world and a much admired and beloved sight in the City: The Petronas Towers. With 452 metres of height, they were even the tallest skyscrapers in the world between 1998 and 2004. Today, they are owned and operated by Petronas, the always-present state-owned oil company, although many offices are rented out, including the Suria KLCC shopping centre.

    Beside visiting the shopping centre, there is an opportunity you should not miss, if you want to see this building from inside. There is are free tours every day – the only thing you have to do is queue up early on the day you want to visit the towers. By early, I mean REALLY EARLY! Sometimes, the tickets for the day are already gone by 08:30 am! The more in front you get in the queue, the wider choice you have regarding your time slot for the tour.
    The tour itself is rather short, but really worth it. It does not include an extensive tour of the building itself, but three points: First, a promotional 15 minute film (ad?) about Petronas itself. Then, you continue with the highlight of the tour: A visit to the skybridge, the bridge connecting both of the towers, on the 42nd floor. You have 15 minutes of time to admire the view from this place. And even if the Observation tower might be higher, nothing beats the view out of this perspective in Kuala Lumpur. Finally, You will have to return to the basement where a small exhibition about the Petronas Towers as well as a gift shop awaits you.

    Petronas Towers by night The towers seen from Menara KL The towers from below On the Skybridge The Skybridge
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    must see in Kuala Lumpur

    by putri_jogja Written Jan 17, 2011

    In Kuala Lumpur I prefer to stay around Bukit Bintang. Many budget hostel there. Easy for transportation and cheap restaurant. You can also find indian food nearby. U can visit www.hostelworld.com to check budget accomodation there.

    Must see in KL
    1. Petronas twin tower. Actually near from Bukit Bintang (if you stay there).
    2. Chinatown
    3. Little India.
    4. Merdeka square. from here you can see beautiful building, Sultan Abdul Samad building.
    5. Lake garden
    6. Central Market
    7. Batu caves. You will see big statue of hanuman. It is place for pray for hindu people. Very good to visit. Really interesting.

    Happy traveling

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    Visit to the Sky Bridge of Petronas Twin Towers

    by lukluk_wal_marjan Updated Nov 27, 2010

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    UPDATED INFO IN GREEN

    The 88 storey building standing proud right at the centre of the Golden Triangle, with a 6 storey shopping complex (Suria KLCC) has attracted tourist near and far away.

    Public access to the Twin Towers is allowed ONLY at the Sky Bridge on the 41st floor. Due to security reasons and the express lift space limitation, only limited number of persons are allowed at any one of the session.

    When it was first opened to public, tickets were issued Free of Charge at the Sky Bridge visit counter located at the Concourse Level. Beginning 1st Oct 2010, few packages were introduced to enhance the visitation experience.

    The minimum ticket fee is RM10/person (RM3 if you are MyKad holder i.e. Malaysian Citizen) for basic Sky Bridge visit. If you have somes surplus in your pocket money; RM350/person is the premium package that includes dining experience at the Malaysian Petroleum Club.

    Details as follows & do take note of the timing for respective packages

    Package1 (Petronas Twin Towers Skybridge)
    - Guided tour
    - Visit PETRONAS Twin Tower Skybridge at Level 41.
    - Skybridge visiting hours 9am ~ 7pm

    Ticket RM10 /per person. RM3 /per person for MyKad holder & children age 12 below

    Package 2 (Petronas Twin Towers Skybridge + Observation deck)
    - Guided tour
    - Visit observation deck on a top floor of PETRONAS Tower 2 at Level 86
    - Visit PETRONAS Twin Tower Skybridge at Level 41
    - Package 2 visiting hour is only from 11am ~ 12pm & 5pm ~ 6pm

    Ticket RM40 /per person. RM20 /per person for MyKad holder & children age 12 below

    Package 3 Premium (Petronas Twin Towers Skybridge + Observation deck + Lunch or Dinner at MPC)
    - Guided tour
    - Visit observation deck on a top floor of PETRONAS Tower 2 at Level 86
    - Visit PETRONAS Twin Tower Skybridge at Level 41
    - Fine dining experience at the exclusive, members-only Malaysia Petroleum Club (MPC) at Level 41
    - Package 3 visiting hour is only from 12pm ~ 1pm & 6pm ~ 7pm

    Ticket RM200 (+Lunch 12pm ~ 1pm), RM350 (+Dinner 6pm ~ 7pm). You can enjoy your lunch and dinner on your own sweet time after the guided tour. The 1 hour duration apply only for Skybridge and Observation deck visit

    Prior to going up, you can get some info about the towers through a documentary aired at the waiting lounge. Recently new things are added e.g. mind games, height scale etc.

    It is advisable to visit the sky bridge during a good & clear weather day for a good view. So hurry for the limited tix!!!

    DIRECTION TO THE TICKET COUNTER:

    FROM SURIA KLCC: Look for Bumiputera Commerce (right) and RHB Bank (left). As you reach the open lobby area of the towers, turn left and look for escalator going down to concourse level. As you go down you can c Maybank on your right. The ticket counter is on the left at the end of the escalator.

    FROM TOWER 1 (PETRONAS) LOBBY ENTRANCE: Enter the lobby area & turn left. Before you reach the open lobby area there is a signage to Maybank on your right. Go down the escalator. Ticket counter is on your left. Do take note that this entrance is accessable to public on weekdays only!

    FROM TOWER 2 LOBBY ENTRANCE: Enter the lobby area & turn right. Before you reach the open lobby area there is a signage to Maybank on your left. Go down the escalator. Ticket counter is on your right.

    FROM MAIN (DEWAN FILHARMONIK) LOBBY ENTRANCE: Enter the lobby area & turn either to the right or left. Look for signage to Maybank. Go down the escalator. Ticket counter is at the end of the escalator.

    View of the bridge from Level 40 of Tower 1 'Bird view' of the KLCC Park
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    Petronas towers.

    by cachaseiro Written Nov 25, 2010

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    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.

    Petronas towers. Petronas towers.
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    10 minute hype

    by meerkatlondon Updated Sep 30, 2010

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    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.

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    Petronas Twin Towers Skybridge

    by aussirose Updated Sep 7, 2010

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    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.

    aussirose and vt flag Skybridge Twin Towers KL Skybridge Twin Towers KL by aussirose aussirose and Howie Skybridge Twin Towers KL aussirose and chocolatecake KL Towers Skybridge
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    Petronas Towers

    by IreneMcKay Written Sep 4, 2010

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    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.

    Sunset behind the towers
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    Double height :)

    by BurgerQueen Written Aug 26, 2010

    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!

    The Petronas Twin Towers The shopping mall in the towers basement The park sourrounding the towers
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    Views from Petronas Twin Towers

    by Willettsworld Updated Aug 21, 2010

    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.

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    Icon of Malaysia

    by Willettsworld Written Aug 21, 2010

    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.

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  • Petronas Towers

    by tallgoc Written Jun 27, 2010

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    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.

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