The Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur is one modern icon of Kuala Lumpur landmarks. A visit to Kuala Lumpur city is not complete without at least visiting this KL Twin Towers with its modern metallic exterior.

Sunset at Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur.

 

Arriving by road from the highway, you would notice this Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur skyline standing proudly amongst other tall buildings. Its unique shape can be easily differentiated from all the skyscrapers in KL city. Of course the other noticeable buildings in the city skyline of Kuala Lumpur landmarks would be the Kuala Lumpur Tower.

The Petronas Twin Towers has a height of 451.0 metres. It was for a brief period the tallest building in the world. With so many countries trying to outdo each other, it wasn’t surprising it lost the tallest building in the world title. One interesting note that I came across in the newspaper was about one tallest building in Chicago (I think it was the Sears Tower now called Willis Tower), they were rather annoyed that the Kuala Lumpur Twin Towers got the title of tallest building in the world by way of the protruding antenna, and so they decided to reclassify themselves as the tallest habitable building that man can walk about and work!

One interesting feature of this Petronas Twin Tower is the famous sky bridge on the 41st floor. You can make a visit to this sky bridge but you need to go there very early (before 10am) as they limit the number of visitors allowed. Up till now I still haven’t got a chance for entry (well, I tend to sleep in late!), so hopefully you would have better luck than me.

Here’s an interesting trivia for those who are into Feng Shui matters, the sky bridge is not connect from 41st floor to 41st floor. But rather it is connected from 40th floor to 41st floor in order to cultivate the Ying-Yang factor. Of all the places to learn about this when I was having a holiday in Beijing!

Kuala Lumpur Petronas Twin Tower Info Plaque

Another note here is that each of the towers was constructed by two different contractors from two countries, one by a Japanese firm and the other by a Korean firm. It was an interesting rivalry as they raced to build the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur!

Of course if you can’t make it to the sky bridge, the surroundings of this famous building has enough activities to keep your tourism Malaysia activities occupied. Housed within the building has some of the finest Kuala Lumpur shopping mall, known as Suria KLCC shopping mall. Next to this twin tower is the very posh, posh star rated Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur Hotel. And if you like some greenery, the immaculately landscaped KLCC Park is a wonderful place for a walk. For business and industries, the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre is just around the corner where various exhibitions are held periodically to showcase their products.

For photographers, the sunset would be a great time to capture some stunning beautiful Malaysia pictures of this majestic icon. Tell me which photographer couldn’t resist taking a shot at this famous Kuala Lumpur landmark? Head out to the KLCC Park area and try to find a good spot. The pedestrian bridge is a good spot to capture some photos. For the serious photographer, you need to head out much further to avoid converging building lines.

So here’s a good spot to take a picture of the Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur.

Entrance to the Sky Bridge of Petronas Twin Tower Kuala Lumpur

Admission to the sky bridge is free on a first come first serve basis. Availability of tickets is limited. You need to queue early for tickets before 10am.

Opening hours is from 9am to 7pm and closed to public on Mondays.

Tel: 03-2331 8080 / 2331 7619

Getting There

Take the Putra LRT to the KLCC station. Entrance to the KL Twin Towers sky bridge is via the Petronas Twin Towers Lobby at the Concourse Level.

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