KLCC is one of the attractions in Kuala Lumpur. It is also known as Petronas Twin Towers which is one of the sky scrappers in the city. They were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 until surpassed by Taipei 101, but they remain the tallest twin buildings in the world. Being a Malaysian, I visited the shopping mall there for many times but did not really took any pictures there.
The construction of the superstructure commenced on 1 April 1994. Interiors with furniture were completed on 1 January 1996, the spires of Tower 1 and Tower 2 were completed on 1 March 1996, and the first batch of ‘PETRONAS’ personnel moved into the building on 1 January 1997. The 88-floor towers are constructed largely of reinforced concrete, with a steel and glass facade designed to resemble motifs found in Islamic art, a reflection of Malaysia’s Muslim religion. Another Islamic influence on the design is that the cross section of the towers is based on a Rub el Hizb, albeit with circular sectors added to meet office space requirements.
Below the twin towers is Suria KLCC, a shopping mall, and Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, the home of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. Not only that around the twin tower, you can find KLCC park which Spanning 17 acres (6.9 ha) below the building is the KLCC park with jogging and walking paths, a fountain with incorporated light show, wading pools, and a children’s playground.
Next is the mall- Suria KLCC. Suria KLCC is a 1,500,000 sq ft (140,000 m2) upmarket retail center at the feet of the Petronas Towers. It features mostly foreign luxury goods and high-street labels. Its attractions include an art gallery, a philharmonic theater, an underwater aquarium and also a Science center. Suria KLCC is one of the largest shopping malls in Malaysia.
Last but not least is the Sky Bridge which feature a double decker skybridge connecting the two towers on the 41st and 42nd floors, which is the highest 2-story bridge in the world. The skybridge is open to all visitors, but tickets are limited to about 1000 people per day, and must be obtained on a first-come, first-served basis. Initially, the visit was free but in 2010, the tickets started being sold by Petronas. Visitors can choose to opt for package one which is just a visit to the skybridge or go for package two to go to the skybridge and all the way to level 86. isitors are only allowed on the 41st floor as the 42nd floor can only be used by the tenants of the building.
How To Go
Take RapidKL LRT (Kelana Jaya Line) from KL Sentral.
Get down at KLCC RapidKL LRT station.