I am a sucker for a good view where are home, peeking at London views from the Shard or away. There the higher the better too. When one visits Kula Lumpur a stop to admire the Petronas twin towers is always somewhere on the list. Lets’ face it, you would have to try really hard not to see these beauties when you visit the country.
Petronas towers were once the tallest buildings in the world, for six years running until Tapei 101 completed in 2004. Designed by Argentine architect Cesar Pelli, The Petronas Towers still hold title for tallest twin towers in the world at 452m, 88 storeys, with 5 below ground level. They serve as the headquarters of the national oil and gas company Petronas. No surprises they can foot the bill for the $1.6 billion dollars it cost to complete the shimmering stainless steel now world famous towers.
The design has Islamic influences. Development of tower 1 level 43 floor plan is from a Rub el Hizb symbol, essentially and Islamic version of the eight-pointed star and is used in the Quran, which is divided into 60 Hizbs or equal level and used to facilitate recitation of the holy book.
Whether visiting during the day or night the building at simply stunning and a marvel to look at. Of course, we had to go up for a tower having stayed at Mandarin Hotel which is right next to Petronas Towers. The tours last about 45-minutes where you visit two viewing decks and includes a walk on the sky bridge. There are only 1500 tickets sold a day, half are sold online and the other half sold on at the ticket desks when you arrive on site, so head there early in the day to avoid disappointment. We got there around 9-10am, so it doesn’t have to be 6am or anything like that. The tour itself was great although some parts felt rushed, then again I didn’t know it was 45 minutes long. I somehow thought you would be there as long as you wanted, they need to take note from the Shard with allows you to freely move between viewing decks and no limitation on how long you spend up there.
Opening Times: Tuesdays to Sundays, 9am to 9pm.
Ticket Prices: Child RM 35 and Adult(13yrs+): RM 85
Tickets Sold Online : www.petronastwintowers.com.my