Petronas Twin Towers
Petronas Twin Towers was once the tallest buildings in the world. Now the world’s tallest twin structures, the 88-storey buildings were designed by Cesar Pelli & Associates with both towers joined at the 41st and 42nd floors (175m above street level) by a 58 metre-long, double-decker Sky Bridge.
Stretching out to the side of the Petronas Twin Towers is the spacious and beautifully landscaped KLCC Park which features a jogging track, walking paths, a water fountain and a wading pool for children. Besides the mall and park, the Petronas Twin Towers has a host of other attractions including the Petronas Art Gallery and Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. Plus the Petrosains Science Centre is here set inside Suria KLCC: it is an interactive science discovery centre showcasing exhibits related to the petroleum industry, from petroleum’s origin in the age of the dinosaurs to its latest oil-based products.
Set on Level 86 is Petronas Twin Towers’ observation deck, where visitors can get a closeup view of the tower’s spire as well as digital displays and exhibit of the tower’s history. The double-decked Skybridge at the Petronas Twin Towers is one of its major draws as it offers amazing views of the city. Apart from allowing tenants of the towers to move from one building to the other without having to go to ground level, the Skybridge also functions as an emergency exit route. Do note a pass is required to enter the bridge, so make sure to get there early as queues can be long.
Opening Hours: 09:00 – 19:00 (closed for Friday prayers 13:00 – 14:30)
Location: Near Concorde Hotel Monorail stop, in between Jalan Ampang and Jalan Raja Chulan
Kl Central Market
Feature: Arch Collection, Actop Craft, Asli Craft, Borneo Pearls, Cute Fish Spa, Dodo Art & Craft, Fine Batik, House of Silver, Kheng’s Antique and Collectible, Success Portrait, Suria Portrait Centre, Swartz Creation.
Opening Hours: Daily, 10:00 – 22:00
Location: Just around the corner from Kota Raya Shopping Centre Address: No. 10, 1st-3rd floor, Jalan Hang Kasturi
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