Whether you’re driving into the city, or wandering around by foot, the Petronas Twin Tower is usually seen from a distance, often distracting you while you’re out and about exploring the vibrant Kuala Lumpur City Centre and in all its glory at great heights, the Towers always impresses with its unique design.
It’s the number one attraction you think of when visiting Malaysia’s capital city, the Petronas Twin Towers, “how I would love to get close and take a few pictures.” It’s the major trademark that represents the city the most, it’s displayed in souvenirs stands in a form of a fridge magnet or miniature statue and sold in most market places. However, it’s in it’s flesh where you’ll appreciate the towers most and all the magnificent tourist stuff that is situated in Petronas vicinity.
However when it comes to visiting the iconic towers, it’s important to note, that there is plenty going on in and around the Petronas Towers than to take that perfect photo. In this article, we have a few suggestions for you when you are visiting the Kuala Lumpur City Centre, the home of the Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia.
The Petronas Twin Towers KLCC – There is Plenty Going On
Check Out the View from Below the Petronas
The view at the foot of the twin buildings is where you get your best vantage point and tourists gather in numbers throughout the day and night to get the best glimpse of the Towers. The selfies are at a premium and it’s a click of the camera a minute, with Facebook and Instagram Live getting a solid work out. There are even a few locals selling mobile phone lenses for around AUD$10 that do work a treat.
The best location for a photo is at the front of the Tower, it’s the spot where you can take a picture of the Petronas Twin Towers without any hindrance from surrounding videos as tourist get on their knees, hunch down low and use all sorts of angles to fit the towers in camera frame for an epic picture. When you are done attempting to take the perfect photos, It’s time to admire the unique design of the Twin Towers and wonder how something so beautiful was created by man.
The Petronas Towers Observation Deck
Booking days in advance is essential when you want to go to the 89th floor of Petronas Twin Tower observation deck and look over the Kuala Lumpur City from high above. The entrance cost is a little expensive, but if you enjoy witnessing the best views of the city, then the quick trek up the elevator to the upper deck will be worth your while.
During the Observation tour, you will get a history lesson of the building that was completed in 1996, a quick safety induction, before going to around the halfway mark of the Petronas Twin towers, to the Skybridge on the 41st floor for the first viewing area. After 15-minutes on the central Skybridge, it’s time to make your way to the top where the 89th floor awaits and suddenly the city looks even smaller. Before the completion of the tour, you have a final stop at the Gift shop situated on the 86th and purchase yourself a little Petronas Twin Towers memorabilia to take home with you.
Go Shopping at Suria Mall – Kuala Lumpur City Centre
At the very base of the Petronas Twin Towers is a large Shopping Mall that caters for everyone’s retail therapy, with all the top brands located in the mega complex, not to mention the large food court that has a range of eating choices and is constantly packed to the rafters.
Being in the heart of a popular tourist zone, The Suria Mall is bound to grab your attention while you undoubtedly clock up the credit card debt. Even if you’re not the shopping enthusiast or not keen on spending big, you’ll enjoy wandering around the Mall and being a happy tourist in of Kuala Lumpur’s finest shopping malls.
Take a Stroll Through KLCC Park
A KLCC tour needs to include a picturesque city park that neighbours the Suria Mall, it’s here where you’ll have more gorgeous views of the Twin Towers and expand on your already impressive gallery of photos. The boutique city park is an enjoyable stroll around the lake and through a few well landscaped gardens and grass area. There is even a miniature water park for the kids to get relief from the steaming hot conditions have a splash around.
It’s at night time when the KLCC Park really comes to life, the city lights really taking full effect and the tourists numbers increase two-fold. It’s around 8pm, when the people may lose focus on the Towers above for a moment and the nights’ entertainment begins with a dazzling fountains light display. It’s brilliant.
Jalan P Ramlee – Hot Nightspot
It’s one of the best nightspots in Kuala Lumpur, a 400-metre stretch of fabulous restaurants and bars that is situated along the Jalan P Ramlee and has tourist partying all night, especially at the famous Beach Club Café. In close proximity to the Petronas Twin Towers, Suria Mall and KLCC Park, the Jalan P Ramlee is the place to be for a good feed and a few alcohol beverages when all you want to do is let hair down and have wild but sensible time in Malaysia.
There you have it! There is more to do at the Petronas Twin Towers than a gaze at the iconic building for a few pics. There is shopping, entertainment and a nightlife all waiting for you ion your visit to the ever-popular Kuala Lumpur City Centre.