Friday, 10 July 2015

#KLDiaries : The Iconic Petronas Twin Towers


Petronas Twin Towers

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you may know that I traveled Kuala Lumpur (locally known as KL) to celebrate my birthday week. Starting from today I'll be your host for the entire July, giving you tips and tricks for your future trip to Kuala Lumpur.

The first destination I visited was the most magnificent Petronas Towers which along with the KL tower dominates the KL skyline. The Petronas towers were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 and still remains the tallest twin towers in the world. The dual towers stand tall at 452 meters, with 88 floors in total. It's design is largely influenced by Islamic art which is a reflection of Malaysia's Muslim religion.

The Petronas is Malaysian national petroleum company and occupies all of the tower 1. The second tower has other MNCs and works as a large office building.

Can you go up the towers?

Yes, you can. At tickets priced MYR 84 for an adult, you get a 45 minutes tour of the towers, taking you to the skybridge, the observation deck and the gift shop where they Photoshop your image from a green screen to the front of the Petronas at ridiculously high prices.

The skybridge is a double-deck bridge located at levels 41 and 42 of the towers which connects both of the towers and gives you an opportunity to see the landscape of KL at 170 meters above street level.

At the skybridge: Petronas twin towers
At the skybridge

We were then directed to a second elevator that lead us to the observation deck which is at the 86th floor, 380 meters above the ground and provides a complete 360 degree bird view of KL. You can also know more about the history of towers and the surrounding area of KLCC displayed on the video wall. There are also augmented reality screens to have fun at before you get astonished by the beautiful view.




You can also have a closer view from this pretty device...



A photo posted by Sakshi Raina (@capturesunshyne) on

This has to be the best experience I had in KL. The buildings are magnificent and the view is breathtaking. The towers are HUGE! I mean it, they are so huge when you look at it from the foot of the towers. The detailed design is sexy and it looks as better in the night as it looks in the day. i just had to click a cliché photograph with the towers in the day...


and in the night ^.^

A photo posted by Sakshi Raina (@capturesunshyne) on

This is a must see and should be on your top priority when you visit KL. Write in down on your bucket list NOW.

Visiting Hours:

Tuesdays-Sundays: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fridays: Closed from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Closed on Mondays

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If you seem to be visiting at night, you can catch the musical colorful fountain behind the towers at KLCC.




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14 comments:

  1. I would love to visit KL someday (seems like such a beautiful, diverse place) - and the Petronas Towers would be first on my list of destinations!

    Thanks for sharing your photos and such great information with us. Love the night and day tower shots. Also, a big happy birthday to you!

    Eve

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    1. Diverse, yes. That is how I will define KL in one word. Thank you Eve :)

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  2. You are so lucky dear that you visited and enjoyed the sight. I would also like to visit there one day and soon that day is coming.

    Mohinder Paul Verma
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  3. Nice to see that you're in town,love the panoramic shot most

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  4. I went in December - Loved Kuala Lumpur! Check out Putrajaya if you can, it's worth it.

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    1. I wanted to visit Putrajaya and Penang as well, but oh next time :)

      Could you tell me more about Putrajaya and how was it like?

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  5. Hi Sakshi, I've visited the Petronas Towers a couple of years back. I haven't returned since, but I'd definitely love to. It's such a beautiful monument, especially at night. Thank you for sharing your journey and lovely pictures. :)

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    1. It surely is. It's marvelous to look at them both in the day and night :)

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  6. These are great buildings... I love them in the dark all lit up .. a really great view Sakshi ♡

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  7. These pictures are awesome! Oh and ahppy Birthday,
    -Hugs from Hayley

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Capture some sunshine *winks*

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