What to do at the Petronas Twin Towers in KL

  • Malaysia
  • Saturday, 28 Apr 2018

The Petronas Twin Towers is one of Malaysias most iconic and recognisable buildings. Filepic

Arguably one of the country’s most iconic landmarks, the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur is a grand showcase of cutting-edge innovation and architectural marvel.

The design of each tower’s floor plate is based on Islamic geometric forms of two interlocking squares, leading to the shape of eight-pointed stars. The innovation comes in the form of an intelligent structure that seamlessly coordinates telecommunications, environment control as well as security.

If you’re planning to play tourist at the Petronas Twin Towers, do pay a visit to the Observation Deck and connecting bridge – simply known as the Skybridge.

Limited tickets are available daily except for Mondays, Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Hari Raya Haji and Fridays between 1pm and 2.30pm. The ticketing counter is located on the concourse level of the building.

Why you should go

Soaring to a height of 451.9m, the 88-storey twin structure impresses with its ultra modern exterior. But a visit to its observation Deck and Skybridge will allow you to see its architectural prowess up-close.

Of course, there are also some spectacular views of KL’s skyline to be observed at the top.

The Twin Towers also offer some great photo opportunity. The Observation Deck’s unbeatable views alone is worth the admission price. If nothing else, the ride in the lift – with some pretty neat visual display – is a thrill in itself.

Petronas Twin Towers
Try to spot some of the city';s iconic buildings from the Observation Deck. Photo: CHESTER CHIN/The Star

What to do

Located on the 41st floor, the Skybridge can be quite unnerving to walk on at first. But the brief 10-minute tour here does give one better appreciation of the physics and engineering that go into the design of the structure.

After the Skybridge, visitors will be ushered to the 86th floor where the Observation Deck is located. Here’s where you can enjoy the city’s impressive skyline in all its glory.

Be sure to take time to admire the intricacy of the building’s interior design. The entrance hall’s foyer features “songket” patterns while the floor designs are based on elements of pandan weaving – all uniquely Malaysian aspects.

Elsewhere, there’s a post box at the gift shop if you would like to send a postcard from up above – just for the sake of novelty!

Who will like it

It’s hard not to be awed by the impressive design of the Twin Towers. Malaysians of all ages will certainly be filled with a sense of pride during their visit.

Patriotism aside, architecture enthusiasts have plenty to marvel at here – from the stainless-steel-and-glass facade to the beautiful interior motifs.

Petronas Twin Towers
Visitors get 10 minutes to roam around the Skybridge at the Petronas Twin Towers. Photo: CHESTER CHIN/The Star

Getting there

The Petronas Twin Towers’ prime location means its serviced by an array of public transportation.

The integrated train system is the best option if you want to avoid traffic. Take the LRT from any station within Klang Valley to KLCC Station (KJ10).

Alternatively, you can always get a taxi or Grab and drop off around Suria KLCC’s main entrance. Driving is a viable option too, just be prepared for exorbitant parking fees.

Petronas Twin Towers

Address: Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tel: 03-2331 8080

Website: www.petronastwintowers.com.my

Opening hours: 9am to 9pm (Tuesday to Sunday)

Note: Issuing of tickets will start from 8.30am; tickets are limited and issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Advance purchase is also available and recommended for group tours.

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