The Petronas Twin Towers, standing 452 meters high â€“ including its antenna â€“ with 88 floors, are among the tallest and most beautiful buildings in the world. The towers are located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and can be seen from anywhere within the city. It is most stunningly lighted at night along with the magnificent fountain display. The structure does not only serve as the office of the Petronas Oil Company, but also has a prayer room for the Muslims, a cinema, a conference hall, a concert hall, shopping mall at the bottom, and a small museum of the company at the top floor.
1. Limited Tickets:
If you wish to visit the Petronas Twin Towers, you have to get one of the limited tickets available for visitors. They give away 1,300 tickets from 8:30 am daily, for free, but on a first-come-first-serve basis. It is most advisable for you to queue for your tickets way before 8:30 in the morning, because people start lining up by 6 am, and the tickets are sold out by 9:30 am! You can get the tickets from the buildingâ€™s underground, where the Skybridge Ticket counter is located. They issue tickets with 15-minute time slots, with each slot having 20 visitors only.
2. Inside the Skyscraper:
When you arrive a few minutes before your time slot, you will be escorted to the waiting gallery. This gallery displays interesting stuff about tall buildings. One of the most fascinating presentations in the gallery is the one with the â€œliveâ€ demonstration of lightning striking a building and the things that happen during this phenomenon.
3. The next stop will be in the auditorium, were you will find out about the construction of the twin towers as well as the concept behind them.Finally, after you pass the security check, you will now proceed to the Skybridge. The guide there will brief you and will be staying there to entertain any questions you might want to ask. The entire trip on the bridge will last for 10 minutes only. Note that when there is strong wind, you will feel the buildings sway, which could reach up to 30 centimeters!
4. Days and Hours for Visitors:
You can go to the towers from 9 am to 5 pm everyday, except on Mondays and from 1 pm to 2:30 pm on Fridays. Unfortunately, you will not be able to get to the topmost floor of the building. The highest level that you can reach is up to the 41st and 42nd floors, where the Petronas Twin Towersâ€™ Skybridge is located.
5. Accommodations Near Petronas:
If ever you do decide to visit the place, there are lots of hotels
, apartments and condos located in the vicinity of the skyscraper, so you can see it anytime you desire. And if you are staying close, then there would be no problem for you to line up and get the tickets earlier than 8:30 am.If you get bored with going to the towers every single day of your stay, you can go to the beach instead and try wakeboarding and water skiing. Or you can visit the different national parks and bird sanctuaries in the country.