Petronas Twin Towers - Malaysia

Located in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Petronas Twin Towers is the tallest building in Malaysia. It is also the most famous landmark of Kuala Lumpur. 

Petronas Twin Towers

Petronas Twin Towers History

Also known as the Menara Berkembar Petronas or simply Petronas Towers, these twin skyscrapers once were the tallest structures in the world. It held on to this title from 1998 until 2004 when Taiwan 101 was completed. 

Petronas Twin Towers - Kuala Lumpur
The Petronas Twin Towers were designed by Cesar Pelli, an Argentine architect. He chose a post-modern design style that underwent and passed rigorous tests and simulations of wind and structural loads. 

As seen from the FACE Suite Platinum

What a perfect view

Looking forward to seeing the view from the top.

Now here goes the history of the Petronas Twin Towers and its love for the number 1... Excavation for its 98-feet deep base started on March 1, 1993. The construction of the mega structures then started on April 1, 1994. Its interiors were completed on January 1, 1996, while the spires of Tower 1 and 2 were completed on March 1, 1996. Petronas Twin Towers were officially opened by then Prime Minister Dr. Mahatir bin Mohamad on August 1, 1999.

The 88-floor towers are constructed using reinforced concrete. It has a steel and glass facade that is designed to resemble the motifs of Malaysia's Islamic art. It stands 451.9 meters or 1,482.62 feet tall and is still one of the tallest buildings in the world today.

Today, visitors can tour the majestic skyscraper. Inside the tower, the visitors would see the interactive displays showcasing the construction of the twin towers. Visitors can also visit the Skybridge that connects Tower 1 and 2. Visitors can then get up to see the breathtaking view of Kuala Lumpur. 

It's just around the corner... 

The Backpack Adventures in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I got to visit the Petronas Twin Towers with my family during our 2017 Singapore-Malaysia tour. Although we were unable to go up the 86th floor due to time constraints, we managed to take beautiful photos of it from the infinity pool area of The Face Suites Platinum. We also got to visit its vicinity to take a closer look at the magnificent skyscraper. 

Petronas Twin Towers Admission Fee

To enter, adults need to pay RM80 while kids (3-12 years old) are charged RM33. Infants (below 3 years old) are FREE admission.

Petronas Twin Towers Operating Hours

Petronas Twin Towers are open from 9AM to 9PM every Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun. However, it is closed at 1 - 2:30 PM every Friday.

Why visit Petronas Twin Towers?

A visit to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia won't be complete without seeing its tallest building. You may choose to enter it and see the view from its viewing deck or simply take photos of it from the outside. For me, both are awesome experiences. 

Getting to Petronas Twin Towers:

From Kuala Lumpur's airports, the fastest (but not cheapest) way to get to Petronas Twin Towers is to ride a taxi. Another option is to ride the monorail and board down at the Bukit Nanas Station.

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  1. I have never been to the Petronas Twin Towers. Nice photos!

    1. Thank you! Please visit Petronas Twin Towers in the future.

  2. Thanks for sharing.


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