Petronas Twin Towers Kuala Lumpur
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 See 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:
Here is a photo of the building taken during the day:
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.
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.
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:
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 (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.
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. I will write a post about this later.
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:
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.
Making plans to visit Kuala Lumpur? Hope this article convinces you to check out the Petronas Twin Towers and Suria KLCC?
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