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Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur – Petronas Twin Towers Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

The Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia is a sight to behold! It is definitely a must-see on your vacation itinerary and worthy to be considered as one of the Things To Do in Kuala Lumpur.

Petronas Twin Towers Kuala Lumpur Malaysia During the Day

We took the luxury bus by Aeroline to Kuala Lumpur. It started at Harbour Front in Singapore, and ended outside Corus Hotel. The Petronas Twin Towers is across the road from this hotel, only about 7 to 10 minutes walk away.

Upon arrival, which was in the afternoon, we walked over with plans to take some nice photos and videos of this icon of Malaysia. It was quite cloudy, but we managed to capture some nice shots. Here is a video of the Twin Towers taken during the day:

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Here is a photo of the building taken during the day:

Things To See In Kuala Lumpur - the Petronas Twin Towers during the day
Petronas Twin Towers – during the day, © Timotheus Lee for Asia Travel Gems

It looks magnificent doesn’t it? The architecture is so interesting. We love how the structure has many facets, like that of a diamond or jewel, near the top.

Petronas Twin Towers Kuala Lumpur Malaysia At Night

After the morning shoot of the Twin Towers, we headed for The Face Suites Hotel Kuala Lumpur where we checked in and stayed for a few days. Also took some photos and videos of this lovely new hotel, which we will share in a future blog post.

In the evening, we had a look a the popular infinity pool of the hotel. The infinity pool is popular because of the amazing view of the city and the Petronas Twin Towers as well as KL Tower.

In fact, the featured video (on our home page) was one of the photos taken from the infinity pool of the hotel.

Watch the video of the Infinity Pool on our review of The Face Suites Hotel, Click Here!

We were hungry, and thought why not go to Suria KLCC and have dinner? At the same time, we could grab the opportunity to take photos and videos of the Twin Towers at night.

The video below was taken when we were very close to the building. Just below it in fact! We started with a shot of the fountain below and slowly panned all the way up to the top where the spires are.

Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur – Petronas Twin Towers during the night

While the Petronas Twin Towers Kuala is majestic during the day, it dazzles by night. The tall building sparkles like a gem from a distance, and shines brilliantly at close quarters.

Here is a photo of the sparkling skyscraper taken during the night:

Things To See In Kuala Lumpur - the Petronas Twin Towers at night
Petronas Twin Towers – at night, © Timotheus Lee for Asia Travel Gems

There are always many people, mostly tourists, hanging around the garden and mini fountain area on the ground level, just outside the main entrance of the structure. Do not be intimidated. Just dive in and find some space to get that photo of you and the Twin Towers. Thankfully, people are generally nice, and everybody gets a chance for a photo of a lifetime.

* Photo Tip 1: Get across the street to get a better shot of the Twin Towers. Some people stop at one of those islands in the middle of the high traffic roads. Be careful. Safety first.

Photo Tip 2: It is not an easy task to capture your entire body and the entire Twin Towers in a single frame. But it can be done! Stand further away from the Twin Towers, and get your friend to squat really low to take the photo from a very low angle to get it all in the photo frame. Alternatively, some people stand on one of the pedestals and their friend simply kneel as low as possible to get that money shot. (you’ll know what I mean when you are there)

More Info About Petronas Twin Towers Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

So how tall is the Petronas Twin Towers of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia? It is recorded as the tallest building in the world, that is from 1998 to 2004, according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).

At an unbelievable height of 451.9 metres, the 88-storey twin structure is deemed by many as the crown jewel of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. It is now an icon of Malaysia, along with the nearby Kuala Lumpur Tower.

This international icon of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia was designed by Argentine architect Cesar Pelli. He chose a distinctive postmodern style to create a 21st-century icon for the city.

You can visit the Petronas Twin Towers on a more personal level by taking a tour. There are interactive displays and an elevator with futuristic edge that will take you 170 metres up to the Skybridge.

The Skybridge

The Skybridge (you can see in the photos and videos of it above) connects the two towers on the 41st and 42nd floors, and is the world’s highest 2-storey bridge. The tour also takes you even higher to level 86, where you can enjoy breathtaking views of Kuala Lumpur.

* Interesting Fact: The Skybridge is designed to slide in and out of the towers, swaying several feet towards and away from each other, to prevent it from breaking during high winds.

Do note that the Skybridge is limited to 1,000 visitors per day, and you need to get a ticket to get up there. So do get your tickets early as it does get sold out quickly.

Also, note that visitors are allowed to visit during specific hours, and some days access can be closed too. So do check with the ticketing counter for more details, or you can visit the Petronas Twin Towers website for more info.

Suria KLCC

On the lower levels of the Petronas Twin Towers, there is Suria KLCC. This is a upmarket retail mall that spans 140,000 square meters. Tenants in the mall include luxury goods, high-street labels, food court, restaurants, cafes and many other types of tenants as well as facilities and amenities.

On the first day we arrived, we were so hungry that we did not want to wait in long queues at cafes and restaurants. So we headed for the food court, and had nasi lemak (a local dish with rice flavoured with coconut, often comes with chicken wing or fish, egg and cucumber plus other optional food). Big mistake. It was not very good.

On the last day, we had time, and explored a bit more. We chanced upon Madam Kwan’s. To be honest, I did hear about Madam Kwan’s before. So we tried it. And the food was very good.

As mentioned, Suria KLCC spans 140,000 square meters. So there’s a lot of shopping. And a lot to see. Inside Suria KLCC, there are also an art gallery, a philharmonic theatre, an underwater aquarium and also a Science center. It is no wonder that Suria KLCC is considered as one of the largest shopping malls in Malaysia.

We didn’t manage to experience everything because we had plans for other exciting places to visit, but some of Suria KLCC was good enough for this trip.

KLCC Park and Fountain

We read about the fountain and light show that is displayed every night. Earlier during the day, just so happened when we had our lunch at the food court, we sat at a table that had a view of the park and fountain.

We told ourselves that if we were around the area, and the timing was right, we would enjoy this visual and sound treat. As luck would have it, after dinner that night, we were just in time to catch the fountain light show as it started. Here is the video of the performance:

Things To Do in Kuala Lumpur – KLCC Park Fountain

The park and fountain area has jogging and walking paths, wading pools and a children’s playground that is ideal for daytime fun, too. The photo below was taken from the park and fountain area, at the entrance that led to Suria KLCC.

Things To See In Kuala Lumpur - Suria KLCC

Making plans to visit Kuala Lumpur? Hope this article convinces you to check out the Petronas Twin Towers and Suria KLCC? Please add a comment. We would love to hear from you now, and also if you ever visit this tourist attraction, do come back and write a comment to share with us your experience.

We have also shared about Batu Caves, Madam Kwan’s, DC Comics Super Heroes Store and Cafe, The Steakhouse, and more.

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Wishing you and your loved ones safe and happy travels.


20 Replies to “Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur – Petronas Twin Towers Kuala Lumpur Malaysia”

    1. Great Maisur! Do let us know when u visit.
      Yes, we will be writing a new blog post soon about how to get there from Singapore.
      Watch for it!

    1. Thanks for dropping by Andy!
      And guess what? Penang is in our plans.
      Watch for it!
      Subscribe to our newsletter to get updates! 🙂

  1. Wow I’ve never been to Kuala Lumpur but those views look awesome in the videos. I’d love to go there soon. The twin towel looks sooo tall. Thanks for sharing this great post. It makes me want to travel so bad!

    1. Thanks for dropping by Kien!

      Very happy that you enjoyed the videos, and they encouraged you to travel to there. The Petronas Twin Towers is definitely one of the Best Places to Visit in Kuala Lumpur.

      And the towers are really tall! We were so impressed as we stood at the ground level looking up. As you can see, the night view is simply breath taking.

      We will be posting more places to visit in KL, and other cities.
      Do sign up for our newsletter for updates. 🙂

  2. Malaysia and Singapore are definitely on my bucket list of places to see before I die. I learned a few things from your post that will assist me in making the trip more successful. Thank you for that. Great post.

    1. Welcome Brent!

      Good additions to your bucket list. And we’re glad to assist you with info that can help with your travels.

      We will be posting more places to visit, including Malaysia and Singapore. So do drop by often or sign up for our newsletter for updates. 🙂

  3. Wow, Timotheus, great review. I never even thought about Malaysia as a vacation destination but I now see there are a lot of attractions there. The Petronas Twin Towers look like a site to behold & definitely interest me the most. They look great in the night from the photos, so I could only imagine how impressive they look in person.
    Great review, & keep up the great work!

    1. Hi Andrew,

      Thanks! Glad you like the article. 🙂

      Malaysia does have many beautiful places to visit. You must visit for a vacation one day.

      We were in Kuala Lumpur few weeks ago, and we are updating this site with stories about this exciting city. Hope you managed to watch the videos of the Petronas Twin Towers?

      We will definitely keep it up. More posts about Kuala Lumpur and many other cities. Please subscribe to get updates. 🙂

  4. I love the fountain and the twin towers–the bridge between them must be fabulous to walk across. Great pictures and videos of the sites of Kuala Lumpur.

    1. Thanks Sandra!

      Glad you love the Petronas Twin Towers and everything about it. Yes, the walk along the bridge is amazing! Breath taking view. Unfortunately, no photo taking was allowed there.

      And thanks for the kind praise of our photos and videos. 🙂

      Please subscribe to our newsletter to get updates. 🙂

  5. I virtually had a trip to Penang right now! I love it and want to go in my next trip. Definitely great information and exciting to learn about it. Thanks for giving me the vision to explore through your website.

    1. Thanks Berenice! We are so happy you love this!
      There’s more posts coming soon about Kuala Lumpur (aka KL).
      Please do subscribe to get updates.

  6. nice and great information. i am from India and we are planning to travel malaysia this new year. this guide will really help us.
    one question though, are there good veg restaurant there because most of us are vegeterian.

    1. Hi Vishal! Thanks for dropping by.

      Wonderful to hear you will be visiting Malaysia. It is truly a beautiful country, and Kuala Lumpur is a very exciting city. We will be adding a few more posts on Best Places to Visit In Kuala Lumpur. Please subscribe to our website to get updates.

      Regarding vegetarian food, that is not a problem. There are many vegetarian restaurants in Malaysia. Even in food courts, there are vegetarian stalls. Are you visiting only Kuala Lumpur? Do let me know so that I can give you a specific list of good vegetarian restaurants. 🙂

  7. When I was 12 years old my father went to Malaysia and amongst the places he visited was Kuala Lumpur. He returned with video’s and pictures of the Petronas towers and I can remember being amazed at its unique beauty and amazing architecture.

    Since that day I’ve wanted to see it for myself. Something I sadly have not done yet but with any luck will still be able to someday.

    1. Thank you for sharing your beautiful story Jean. It must have been wondrous to see all the stunning beauty of the Petronas Twin Towers when you were a child.

      We truly hope you can visit it one day. It truly is one of the Best Places to Visit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

      Please do subscribe to our newsletter for updates. Thank you!

  8. Hi Timotheus. What can I say about Malaysia! It’s simply amazing. What you highlighted in your article is a place I want to go there. The videos and photos of the fountain and Petronas towers are breathtaking. I got to be honest, I have never been to Asia but Kuala Lumpa will be my first stop. I keep tabs on future posts and website. Thanks for sharing thing and creating this website 🙂

    1. You’re welcome, Michael. 😀

      I am so happy to hear that you appreciate the photos and videos. I feel they are a big part of a travel blog, and necessary to help visitors to Asia Travel Gems see what the place is about, and have a visual experience before physically being there.

      And very glad to hear you will be visiting Kuala Lumpur. I have just returned from a vacation in Malaysia, and visited Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh & Penang. I have shared my first post from that trip at this link – And will be adding more in the coming days. Yes, there are lots of beautiful temples. Wait till you see the one in Penang. Please subscribe to the Best Places to Visit in Asia newsletter for updates.

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