My Petronas Twin Towers Experience
It was my second time in KL but it was my first time to experience visiting the famous Petronas Twin Towers. After my short stop at the Chocolate Gallery earlier, I proceeded to Petronas Towers just to take photos. I originally planned to go to the sky bridge but I pretty much don’t have time anymore since I still have plans of going to Mallaca after visiting the Central Market.
The Petronas Twin Towers are also known simply as Petronas Towers and this building is known as one of the highest manmade structures in the world. As a first-time visitor, I was totally impressed after seeing the building.
The construction of the building was completed in 1998 at a cost of approximately USD$1.6 billion. Based on simple Islamic geometric forms, they symbolize the concept of “unity within unity, harmony, stability, and rationality.” The twin towers of Kualar Lumpur are a national and cultural icon and were once considered as the tallest building in Asia.
One of the towers is occupied by Petroliam Nasional Bhd which is the company otherwise known as Petronas. The other tower however is being occupied by various multinational companies like Al Jazeera English, Bloomberg, IBM, and Accenture.
The Skybridge which connects the two towers is also one of the main attractions in the City. Located on the 41st floor, the bridge was designed to withstand even the windiest conditions that the weather might throw at it.
7 Amazing Facts about Petronas Twin Towers in KL
The Petronas Twin Towers are the most iconic and recognizable landmarks in Kuala Lumpur, and one of the most popular tourist attractions in Malaysia. Here are some facts about the towers:
- The Petronas Twin Towers were completed in 1998 and were the tallest buildings in the world until 2004. They are still the tallest twin towers in the world.
- The towers were designed by Argentine architect César Pelli and are an example of postmodern architecture.
- The towers are 88 stories tall and reach a height of 452 meters (1,483 feet).
- The towers are connected by a double-decker Skybridge that is located on the 41st and 42nd floors. Visitors can purchase tickets to visit Skybridge and take in panoramic views of Kuala Lumpur.
- The towers are home to the headquarters of Petronas, a Malaysian oil and gas company, as well as many other businesses and offices.
- The towers are surrounded by KLCC Park, a beautiful park that offers a peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of the city.
- The towers are illuminated at night with a beautiful light show, and they are a popular spot for taking photos at any time of day.
Everything you need to know before visiting Kuala Lumpur
Visiting KL soon? Here are some travel tips for Kuala Lumpur:
- Climate: Kuala Lumpur is a tropical city, so it is hot and humid throughout the year. The monsoon season is from November to February, so be prepared for rain during this time.
- Language: The official language is Malay, but many locals also speak English, Chinese, and Tamil.
- Currency: The currency is the Malaysian Ringgit (MYR). Most places accept credit cards, but it is always good to have some cash on hand.
- Transportation: Kuala Lumpur has a great public transportation system that includes buses, trains, and taxis. The trains are especially efficient and affordable, and the MRT and LRT lines can take you to most major attractions.
- Food: Kuala Lumpur is known for its delicious food, which is a blend of Malay, Chinese, and Indian cuisine. Be sure to try the local specialties, such as nasi lemak, laksa, and satay.
- Dress code: Malaysia is a Muslim-majority country, so it is important to dress modestly, especially when visiting mosques or other religious sites. Shorts and sleeveless tops are generally not appropriate.
- Attractions: Kuala Lumpur has many attractions, including the Petronas Twin Towers, Batu Caves, Merdeka Square, and Kuala Lumpur Bird Park. Be sure to plan ahead and book tickets in advance for popular attractions.
- Safety: Kuala Lumpur is generally a safe city, but be aware of your surroundings and take precautions against pickpocketing and petty theft. Avoid unlit areas at night, and do not leave your belongings unattended.
Popular Things to do and Tourist Attractions in KL
- Visit KL Tower
- Visit Aquaria KLCC
- Join Genting Highlands and Batu Caves Day Tour
- Dine at Atmosphere 360 Revolving Restaurant in KL Tower
- Join Kuala Lumpur Suburbs and Batu Caves Tour
- Visit Sunway Lagoon
- Visit Zoo Negara
- Join Kuala Lumpur Half-Day City Tour
As I write this post, I can see the beautiful building from my window. I want to go back and spend time visiting the Petronas skybridge.. Maybe Sooon:)
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