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Petronas Twin Tower Malaysia: Timing, Location and Things to Do

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We all sang ‘Malaysia, Truly Asia’ along with the voiceover when the Malaysia Tourism advertisement came on TV, didn’t we? Known for its beaches, rainforests, and a mix of South Asian and European cultures, Malaysia is your heart-throbbing destination for an ultimate vacation. There are many breathtaking places to visit in Malaysia, where you can have a gala time; however, the Petronas Twin Towers is one of the most visited tourist spots in Malaysia. Wondering what is so special about it? Let’s dive in.

Located in KLCC in Malaysia’s capital city Kuala Lumpur, the Petronas Twin Towers are twin skyscrapers with each tower having a height of 451.9 metres. It is the tallest twin tower in the world where people not only get mesmerised by the aerial view of Kuala Lumpur but also enjoy various activities. Also known as Petronas Towers or Menara Petronas (in Malay), many Bollywood and Hollywood movies were shot here. On the top of our mind, Don: The Chase Begins, Independence Day: Resurgence, the US TV series 24, as well as the stealth video game Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, were shot in Petronas Towers.

Architecturally Symbolic

This magnificently tall twin tower was designed by Cesar Pelli, who is known as one of the leading cultural and architectural icons in Asia. The towers are structured, keeping the Rub-el-Hizb as the reference. The Rub-el-Hizb is an important Islamic structure and the Petronas Towers does complete justice to its source. What adds to the glamour of the twin towers is the scalloped pattern that adorns the outer surface. Pelli’s idea of the scalloped patterns indeed amplified the delicate appearance and elegance of the twin towers. The architecture of the Petronas Twin Towers received a lot of attention and praise for the same.

Tower 1 of Menara Petronas is occupied by the Petronas headquarters while Tower 2 is open for visitors. However, the number of visitors per day is limited to a certain number. The twin towers are built with high strength reinforced concrete which reduces the structural strain and vibrations, making it a well-built and safe structure in Malaysia. The Petronas Twin Towers has many attractions like the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas Concert Hall (Southeast Asia’s leading place for classical music), KLCC Suria Mall, Sky Bridge, and much more.

Attractions at Petronas Towers 

KLCC Park

Designed by Roberto Burle Marx, the KLCC Park was the last work by the Brazilian architect. A park surrounded by the trueness of nature, it is said that Roberto Burle Marx created the park with the aim ‘let the world be a little more sensitive and educated to the importance of Mother Nature’. The KLCC Park showcases the tropical greenery heritage, with combinations of man-made designs such as cemented sculptures, water fountains, and so on. Along with this, the park also comprises natural beauties like trees, shrubs, wood and stones, etc. Robert Burle Marx also created elements of shape and topography that gave an illusion of space to the park. The KLCC Park adds to the beauty of Malaysia’s twin skyscrapers, making it even more graceful.

Biodiversity and conservation are major influences on the creation of the KLCC Park. 23 mature and rare specimens were saved from the old Selangor Turf Club and transplanted to the park grounds. 1900 indigenous trees and approximately 66 species of palms were planted for promoting biodiversity. One of the facts of Petronas Twin Tower KLCC Park is that the trees were selected to attract the local and migratory birds. The KLCC Park houses a man-made lake in the middle of the park with a water fountain that is said to shoot water up to a height of 280-metres. Given the height of the Petronas Twin Tower, you can enjoy a magnificent view of the park from the top levels.

Sky Bridge

The world’s highest two-storey bridge, the Skybridge at Petronas Twin Towers connects the 41st and 42nd floors of the towers, structured at a height of 170-metres above the ground. The Skybridge acts as a podium where you can change elevators to go to the higher levels; however, it is also said to be a safe evacuation route during emergencies. The 42nd floor of the twin tower is not open to visitors; only the 41st floor is open to visitors. However, the Skybridge is open for all, where you can enjoy a spectacular aerial view of the city. This famous tower in Malaysia allows 1000 visitors per day.

Observation Deck

Located on the 86th level of Tower 2, the Observation Deck offers a breathtakingly picturesque 360-degree aerial view of the city of Kuala Lumpur. It is perched at a height of 370-metres from the ground and the observatory has miniature models of the Twin Towers, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, and others. Visitors are allowed in groups, with each group allowed for 20-minutes. You can take a ton of loads of pictures for your ‘gram’, admire the view, and make fun memories there.

Dewan Filharmonik Petronas Concert Hall

Southeast Asia’s leading location for classical music, the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas Concert Hall is one of the most notable features of the Petronas Twin Towers, Malaysia. Situated between the two towers, the architectural design of the hall has earned a lot of appreciation and is said to be one of the best concert halls in the world. The inspiration behind the hall is taken from the time-honoured European concert halls of the 19th century. The Dewan Filharmonik Petronas Concert Hall in this Malaysian tower is home to the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and over the years, has hosted some of the most renowned music maestros in the world.

Besides these attractions, the Petronas Towers also houses the KLCC Suria Mall, Petronas Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Petrosian Science Centre, and much more. Also, the KLCC Suria Mall houses some of the most famous restaurants in Malaysia, where you can enjoy authentic Malay cuisine.  

How to Reach the Petronas Twin Towers

Given the location of Petronas Towers, reaching there is not very difficult. You can choose either of the three options as per your convenience -

  • Cabs in Malaysia are also an easy and hassle-free option. You can hire a cab from your hotel location; it will drop you directly at the entrance of the KLCC Suria Mall. From there, you can visit the Petronas Twin Towers by walking while exploring the mall and the KLCC park, near the tower.
  • Another option is taking an LRT to the KLCC LRT Station. It is directly connected to the KLCC Suria Mall, just beneath the twin towers. Again, once you get off the station, you can walk to the towers.
  • Lastly, if you like to drive, you can rent a car and drive down to the twin towers in Malaysia. There are plenty of parking slots that connect directly to the Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (AKLEH).

Timings of the Petronas Twin Towers

If you want to visit the Petronas Towers during your trip to Malaysia, keep the timings in mind. The twin towers are open to the public from Tuesday to Saturday. It is closed on Mondays, Hari Raya Aidilfitri, and Aidiladha.

  • Timings: 09:00 AM to 09:00 PM (Tuesday to Saturday, except Friday)
  • Last Ticket Available: 08:30 PM
  • Timings on Friday: 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM, 2:30 PM - 09:00 PM
  • Time Required: 1-2 hours (approximately) 

Petronas Twin Towers Ticket Rates

  • For Adults (13 to 60 years) - RM 80 i.e., 1409 INR
  • For Senior Citizens (Above 60 years) - RM 42 i.e., 740 INR
  • For Children (3 to 12 years) - RM 33 i.e., 581 INR
  • For Infant (below 3 years) - free

NOTE: The said values are approximate and may vary a bit depending on various factors. 

The Petronas Twin Towers is a beauty that will definitely leave you mesmerised. Make sure you don’t leave out this beauty on your Malaysia tour package.

August 28, 2021

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We are an Indian travel company founded in 2013 and excel at domestic and international tour packages including guided group tours, specialty tours, customized holidays, corporate MICE travel, inbound travel and destination weddings.

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