Locality: Kuala Lumpur
Construction start 1992 / opening date: 1998
Original name: Petronas Twin Towers, Petronas Towers
The Petronas Towers are the main attraction of the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur. In 1998 – at the time of completion of construction, the skyscraper was the tallest building in the world. Since then, tourists from all over the world have been amazed by its size and amazing architectural beauty.
Petronas Towers is an 88-storey skyscraper. The decision to build it was taken by the Prime Minister, who wanted to build an Islamic-style building. All expenses were covered by the oil and gas company. The work took six years and cost $ 800 million. The height of the Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia reaches 450 meters.
The structure of the building is quite complex. The area of all premises is equal to the area of 48 football fields. This area contains conference rooms, an art gallery and offices. More than ten thousand people work in the skyscraper.
Both buildings are connected at the 42nd floor level by an air bridge. It provides not only fire safety, but also affects the overall reliability of the building. The bridge is two-storied and reaches 58 meters in length. The building has a parking lot for 4500 cars and is equipped with high-speed elevators.
How to climb the towers
An hour visit to the Petronas Towers in Malaysia will cost 85 ringit – about 23 dollars. Tickets are sold at the box office near the buildings or online. They climb up in small groups: first on the SkyBridge – a transparent bridge, and then on the 86th floor of the tower. The best time to climb Petronas is at sunset.
In this case, you can see the panorama of the city both in the light and in the dark, when everything around is illuminated by lights. The towers are open to visitors every day, except Mondays, from 9 am to 9 pm. If you don’t know what to see in Kuala Lumpur, be sure to head to the towers.
In each of the towers, twenty-nine two-story elevators are installed, their total carrying capacity is designed for 52 people. Today, more than seventy passenger and freight elevators are in operation in Petronas.
When to visit the towers
The Petronas Twin Towers are equally beautiful in any light. During the day, against the background of the landscaped area around the skyscraper, very beautiful photographs are obtained. In the evening, Petronas looks especially majestic. There are always a lot of tourists near the towers, as this is the main attraction of the Malaysian capital.
The area around the towers is well-groomed and well-maintained. From the inside you can see a fountain, a walking park and a children’s pool. Here you can relax, take a walk, and in the evening admire the show of the singing fountains.
Suria KLCC shopping center is located at the very base of the towers. The six-storey complex has more than four hundred shops, most of which are luxury. On the top floor of Suria KLCC, there is a food court with affordable food prices. On the ground floor, you can buy delicious pastries and desserts.
Singing fountain shows are held every evening near the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur. This amazing and amazing sight is completely free and constantly changing.
Among the public are tourists and local youth. Singing fountains turn on at eight o’clock in the evening and work for two hours with short breaks. Music can be different: from classics to modern tunes. The show is truly mesmerizing, aided by the shining skyscrapers nearby.
How to get there
You can get to the towers – one of the most interesting places in Kuala Lumpur – by metro, KLCC station. If you are coming from the airport, you need to get off at the KL Sentral stop and change to underground transport. The skyscraper is visible from almost anywhere in the city, and if the hotel is located in the center, it can be reached on foot. You can also get there by public transport, and it is absolutely free. The GoKL bus will take you there, you need to get off at the KLCC stop.
- Especially for the construction of the Twin Towers in Malaysia, an extra strong yet resilient concrete has been developed.
- In the computer game Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, three missions unfold in the basements, hallway and apartments of one of the towers.
- In the film “Code of the Apocalypse” the heroine of Anastasia Zavorotnyuk jumps from the bridge of the Petronas tower.
- The towers have an official website