Petronas Towers – Kuala Lumpur

Introduction
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The Petronas Towers were completed in 1996 at which time it was the tallest building in the world at 88 floors. It was surpassed by Taipei 101 in 2004, however they remain the tallest twin towers in the world.

Interestingly, the Petronas Towers were built by two separate companies. Tower 1, the west tower, was built by a Japanese consortium while Tower 2, the east tower, was built by a South Korean consortium.

Tower 1 is occupied by the Petronas Company, the oil and gas company owned by the Malaysian government, while Tower 2 is occupied by IBM, Bloomberg, Boeing, Microsoft and Al Jeezera among others.

The Petronas Towers hasa Skybridge that links the two towers together, and is located on floors 41-42 which is accessible to visitors.

There is also an observation deck located on the 86th floor.

Tickets are limited daily to visit the Skybridge, so buying tickets online is highly recommended. The process is very easy, and the cost is reasonable at $80MYR (~$22).

Intro Video
Intro Video

Upon entering, you are shown a video regarding rules and some background information. The video is displayed on a moving sheet of smoke which is pretty innovative.

Skybridge
Skybridge
Skybridge View
Skybridge View
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Skybridge View
Skybridge View
Skybridge View
Skybridge View
Skybridge View
Skybridge View
Skybridge View
Skybridge View
Skybridge View
Skybridge View
Skybridge View

After seeing the video, you are taken to the Skybridge level where you have about 10 minutes to explore the bridge and take in the views.

Observation Deck
Observation Deck
Observation Deck View
Observation Deck View
Observation Deck View
Observation Deck View
Observation Deck View
Observation Deck View
Observation Deck View
Observation Deck View
Observation Deck View
Observation Deck View
Observation Deck View
Observation Deck View
Observation Deck View
Observation Deck View
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Next you are whisked away to the observation deck where panoramic views of the city are breath taking, weather permitting.

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As you leave, there displays of the world’s tallest buildings which is pretty interesting.

The architecture and sheer innovation of the Skybridge makes this a worthwhile visit.

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