Saturday, June 23, 2012

Petronas Twin Towers - Kuala Lumpur's crown jewel

Petronas Towers

Selamat Datang ke Kuala Lumpur! Have you visited this city? According to World Tourism Organization, Kuala Lumpur ranks 6th as the world's most visited cities in the World by International tourist arrivals for 2011 with 9M visitors (hotel guests only). Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia, it is a part of the Federal Territory and their most populous city.

Tourism for this country is driven by the city's cultural diversity (Malay, Indian and Chinese) which is reflected in their food so expect affordable and  wide selection for your gastronomical adventures. The city is a shopper’s paradise too and a great place to appreciate architecture. 

The #1 must see in KL? of course their Petronas Towers, KL's famous landmark.  Petronas Towers were the world's tallest buildings from 1998 to 2004 with the height of nearly 1500 feet  and 88 floors but remains to be the tallest twin  buildings in the world.



Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, malaysia

The towers were designed by Argentine architect C├ęsar Pelli and Filipino-Malaysian Engineer Deejay Cerico under the consultancy of J. C. Guinto, and Filipino Designer Dominic "Minick" Saibo.

Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, malaysia
Have you watched the 1999 film Entrapment?  The climax of the movie was filmed at the Petronas Tower's skybridge.
Petronas occupies Tower One, while the office spaces in Tower Two are mostly available for lease to other companies. At the bottom of  Petronas Towers is Suria KLCC, one of the largest shopping mall in Malaysia. It is an high-end mall that also offers other attractions like an art gallery, a philharmonic theater, an underwater aquarium and a Science centre. Outside the building you will also find the 17 acres KLCC Park.

Suria KLCC, Petronas Twin Towers
The KLCC Park view from Suria KLCC

The Petronas's height compared to some other well-known tall structures:

photo taken from wikipedia
Please check also my post about Burj Khalifa, the World's tallest building here .


Petronas Tower's Operating Hours

Operating Days: Tuesday to Sunday (closed every Monday)
Visiting Hours :  9am – 9pm (closed from 1pm – 2.30pm on Fridays)
Ticketing Counter Concourse level, PETRONAS Twin Towers

Note: Issuing of Tickets starts at 8.30am, their tickets are limited so please come early , the tickets are issued on a first come, first served basis). Advance purchase is available.

Ticket Price

Adult RM80
Adult (MyKad) RM25
Child RM30
Child (MyKid) RM12

Official Website: http://www.petronastwintowers.com.my/






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21 comments:

  1. Seeing petronas towers gave me goosebumps. I miss that humid afternoon enjoying it all by myself.

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  2. Was also able to visit Petronas, Eiffel and Taipei 101 on the list of structures above. Eiffel is a historical structure, Taipei 101 stands out in Taiwan since there are no other buildings close enough to its height and of course, Petronas is really a sight to behold.

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  3. Wow.. it was designed by a Filipino? galing talaga ng pinoy saan man sa mundo!:))

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  4. oh i see, so its higher than the Eiffel Tower, wow, I wonder how it feels to be on top of the twin tower?

    :))

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  5. Very interesting Violy, amazing photos as always and I hope to visit there someday.

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  6. One of the towers on my list to see...since I'm into postcrossing I've received a postcard of two with the Petronas Tower in it...would really want to see it especially at night.

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    1. Yeah it's beautiful at night, great subject for photography. ;)

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  7. although I am not much of a fan of architecture... there are some that really captivates me... and this one surely makes my list... and of course, with every creative masterpiece is a Filipino building it =)

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  8. i agree, filipinos got the talent... just sad we're using it for the other countries. there's a ticket pala in visiting the petronas... thanks for the info. Yahweh bless.

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  9. wow! what a view is this...so beautiful :-) the towers are really tall :-)

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  10. Violy, your pictures are exceptionally good. It sends people like us who don't travel much to the places you describe.

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    1. Thanks Teresa! I am glad to know that my readers are appreciating my pictures. It motivates me more to blog. Thanks! ;)

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  11. Love looking at all different architectures...amzing...how they came to built those wow !!! :D

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  12. Aside from Paris' Eiffel Tower this is also on my list to go to.

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  13. i did not know till now that one of the designers were filipinos woot woot!!!

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    1. Yah hooray to us!! Actually we have Filipinos also behind the Burj Khalifa's construction. ;)

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  14. Wow! I Wish I Could be their, It is so beautiful I have seen this tower many times in tons of movies even in National Geographic Channel!. Thanks Buddy For reminding me my memories. Peace and Blessings

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    1. You are welcome Syed! Thanks too for dropping by. ;)

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  15. WoW!!How I wiSH I can be there...what a nice tower i See ,,,By the way for sharing

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    1. yes it is. Thanks Ruben for dropping by! ;)

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  16. We have been to this Iconic tower countless times and it never ceases to amaze us. The most beautiful moment watching these towers are during Earth Hour. ^_^

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