Friday, 29 April 2011

A the top of Petronas Twin Towers

We had been to Burj Khalifa when we were in the UAE, refer here. A few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to visit the tallest burj in Malaysia, the Petronas Twin Towers. To make life simple, (since we don't know the procedure to get the tickets) we asked for Uncle Mus (he's working in KLCC) help to get the ticket for the visit. Ticket price is RM 20/person for adults with mykad and for kids under 3 is free..Those without mykad the ticket is rm40/person.. This is a package for skybridge and the observation deck...FYI, if you want the tickets to the top and don't want to wait in a long queue you may book the ticket 3 days in advance at the skybridge ticket counter located at the Concource floor (underground) of the Petronas Twin Towers. But must be there very early.. The counter open at 8am. The Skybridge of the PETRONAS Twin Towers opens from Tuesday to Sunday.

Happy face

On the way

It was a once in a life time experience to be here. Our trip to the top is at 11am, before that we mingled around in the exhibition room located opposite to the the counter. During the visit, the visitor will be divided in group of about 20 person/group and went through a video footage which provided the information on the history and construction of the distinguished Petronas Twin Towers and then taken up to the 41st floor by passenger lifts that can carry up to 26 people at a time. The view at the skybridge are beautiful and fascinating. We had only 15 minutes at the skybridge to take pictures and enjoy the scenery. Next, we went up to the 86th floor..the scenery of KL from this level is so breathtaking.. in my opinion, being on the top of Petronas Twin Tower is much more exciting compared to Burj Khalifa-all you can see is the desert plus the tickets are so expensive.

So why wait, come and visit Malaysia today.. (chewaahh ala ala promotion pulak).. here are some details on the Petronas Twin Tower

Number of storeys 88
Overall height 452 metres above street level
Design/Architecture Cesar Pelli & Associates (USA) in association with KLCC architects
Location of the sky bridge Levels 41 and 42
Length of the sky bridge 58.4 metres
Heigth of the sky bridge 170 metres
Vertical transportation 29 double-deck high speed passenger lifts in each tower
Number of escalators 10 in each tower
Stainless steel cladding 65,000 sq metres
Vision glass 77,000 sq metres
Concrete 160,00 cubic metres in the superstructures
Steel 36,910 tonnes of beams, trusses and reinforcement
Total built-up area 341,760 sq metres
Date of completion 1997


ummufaqeh said...

slm kak ma..bestnyer dapat gi twin tower..kami tak pernah sampai lagi sana..nnt balik msia kena pergi nih..hehe..dah besar lukman dan sofea..kejap jer kan..
kak ma..doakan saya yer..dlm proses2 akhir menunggu kelahiran bb Allah mudahkan semua urusan,amin!

ummiluqman@azma said...

mmg best..kalau ada peluang misti visit sini.

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