KLCC PETRONAS Twin Towers Visit

KLCC PETRONAS Twin Towers Visit

The PETRONAS Twin Towers is arguably one of the world’s most famous twin towers. Despite my frequent trips to Kuala Lumpur, I have actually not visited it properly ever since the visits were chargeable and the Level 86 Observatory Deck was opened – until now.

I had originally booked my PETRONAS Twin Towers Visit on my VTL trip in March, but alas, I got COVID and was unable to get a refund for my pre-purchased ticket.

The PETRONAS Twin Towers Visit entrance is on the Ground Floor at the Entrance Lobby.

Follow the signs down to “Skybridge Visit”. Despite the PETRONAS Twin Towers Visit now including the Level 86 Observatory Deck, the still remains as the original free walk-in-queue-early title.

Taking the escalator down to the Concourse Level.

I’m surprised that the area is largely empty. Maybe tourists haven’t returned to KL in full force yet.

The price list of the PETRONAS Twin Towers Visit.

Tickets for the PETRONAS Twin Towers Visit for foreigners cost RM80, while local Malaysians pay RM28.

Heading to the ticket counter to check on my ticket in limbo.

KLCC PETRONAS Twin Towers Visit Ticket Counter

After speaking to the staff at the PETRONAS Twin Towers Visit Ticket Counter, a supervisor came out to check the email thread in question I had with the Skybridge email without any replies. After checking through the thread, I forwarded the thread once again to the Skybridge email for the supervisor to work on.

A couple of minutes later, the supervisor came out with a printout of my original ticket, along with an endorsement to accommodate me for my chosen time of visit.

KLCC PETRONAS Twin Towers Visit Check-in

About 15 minutes before my scheduled visit time, I joined the queue at check-in.

Tripods and monopods are not allowed to be brought during the PETRONAS Twin Towers Visit.

Tickets are scanned by the staff at the entrance gate, followed by a security screening.

A sticker is issued after ticket checking to sort you into tour groups.

Souvenir Photo Taking

Once through with security screening, a staff asks you to take a souvenir photo. The screen turns green when photo taking is in session.

Waiting Area

Following which, everyone gets held in the waiting area to wait for group colours to be called according to your sticker.

Once called, follow the voice to the door behind the pillar to start the PETRONAS Twin Towers Visit.

Lift from Waiting Area to Level 41 Skybridge

The first stop of the PETRONAS Twin Towers Visit is the Skybridge at Level 41. This is accessed by the lift after the waiting room.

The lift is held and operated by Polis Bantuan of PETRONAS.

There was a bit of lag with the TV screens and nothing was played on the way up to the Skybridge.

After the doors were opened to the Skybridge though, the video started playing. Whoops.

PETRONAS Twin Towers Skybridge

And I’m back on the Skybridge after more than 15 years I think, I can’t remember.

A tour guide briefs participants on the Skybridge before the group heads on it for photos and sightseeing.

The Skybridge is not physically attached to both towers and can freely move in differing wind conditions and temperatures.

Level 41 is on the lower level of the Skybridge.

There is an extended portion in the exact middle of the Skybridge for better photos

Looking down to the junction of Jalan Ampang and Jalan P. Ramlee.

The structure of PETRONAS Twin Towers can be better appreciated from the Skybridge when you can see each piece of glass and metal forming the tower structure.

Looking down at KLCC Park.

The many buildings at Bukit Bintang.

Tower M construction coming up.

The other end to Tower 1 is closed for public access.

Looking up to the upper deck of the Skybridge at Level 42. Level 42 can be used by office users.

After about 15 minutes, the group was called back to the lift lobby to continue the tour.

Lift from Level 41 Skybridge to Level 83 Transfer

There is a queue line before reentering the lift to get to the Observatory Deck. This would require 2 lift trips.

Heading back into the same lift to continue the journey up.

Instead of having buttons for every floor, the lifts at PETRONAS Twin Towers operate with a number pad by entering the floor number and pressing enter.

This time up, the video on the screens in the lift were working, and a virtual experience of being outside can be seen.

Level 83 Transfer

The lift arrived at Level 83 where a transfer is needed to reach the Level 86 Observatory Deck.

Lift from Level 83 Transfer to Level 86 Observatory Deck

The next lift is smaller but it’s just a short ride up.

Reaching the pinnacle shortly.

PETRONAS Twin Towers Tower 2 Level 86 Observatory Deck

The Level 86 Observatory Deck goes around the whole floor, offering an almost 360 degree view out from PETRONAS Twin Towers Tower 2.

The visiting time is longer here at Level 86 Observatory Deck, with 3 groups here simultaneously. As such, the Level 86 Observatory Deck got pretty crowded.

There is a model of KLCC development to better understand the immediate surroundings.

Looking down at the bustling Bukit Bintang area.

The pinnacle of the PETRONAS Twin Towers can be appreciated here with an up close view towards Tower 1, with the KL Tower and Merdeka 118 in the background.

The views of Kuala Lumpur from the Observatory Deck.

Even from the side, the Observatory Deck offers unique views of KL with the up-close building design visible.

Hand sanitisers are available throughout the PETRONAS Twin Towers Visit.

Free binoculars are available around the Observatory Deck for a close-up view of what’s going on below, although the height is a bit too short for me and I had to hunch the whole time when using it.

There is a gallery on the PETRONAS Twin Towers in the middle.

Sorry – double spacing between the “As” and “an”.

A bit of an explanation of Malaysia is on this other gallery, along with a scale model of a pinnacle.

A map of PETRONAS’ presence around the world.

Some compulsory trainspotting from above since this is RailTravel Station.

There is another model on this side showcasing Kuala Lumpur city.

Of course, zooming in on Sentral Kuala Lumpur Railway Station (KL Sentral).

And another zoom in on Kuala Lumpur Railway Station.

Downtown Kuala Lumpur with Bukit Bintang and KLCC.

A fast-tracked video showing Kuala Lumpur from dawn to dusk and dawn again.

Lift from Level 86 Observatory Deck to Level 83 Observatory Deck Gift Shop

After the time was up, the group was called again for the lift ride down to the Level 83 Observatory Deck Gift Shop.

Inside the shuttle lift down to the Level 83 Observatory Deck Gift Shop.

Walking through the transfer passage to the Level 83 Observatory Deck Gift Shop.

Level 83 Observatory Deck Gift Shop

There is a short visit to the Level 83 Observatory Deck Gift Shop which felt pretty rushed.

Seating areas are available for those who do not want to visit the Level 83 Observatory Deck Gift Shop or sightsee further.

The Level 83 Observatory Deck Gift Shop sells a variety of PETRONAS Twin Towers and Malaysia souvenirs. The design and price point are targetted towards foreign tourists.

There is an area to watch video cips but there was not enough time during the visit to actually sit down and watch it.

Looking at KL Tower from the Level 83 Observatory Deck Gift Shop.

Lift from Level 83 Observatory Deck Gift Shop to Level C Gift Shop

Once the short visit to the Level 83 Observatory Deck Gift Shop was done, the group was called for the final time for the final lift ride back down to the Concourse Level, ending up at the Level C Gift Shop.

Taking a long direct ride back down to the ground.

The video on the screens play the descend back down to the ground.

The PETRONAS Twin Towers Visit ends at the Level C Gift Shop. The first thing you will see is the counter to purchase your souvenir photos if you had taken them at the start of the PETRONAS Twin Towers Visit.

There are more PETRONAS Twin Towers and Malaysia souvenirs here, along with additional PETRONAS merchandise.

The Level C Gift Shop can also be accessed by the public without going for the PETRONAS Twin Towers Visit.

Exit

The Level C Gift Shop marks the end of the PETRONAS Twin Towers Visit, and it’s back out to the main lobby after.

Conclusion

RM80 is really pricey for the PETRONAS Twin Towers Visit with a fixed tour schedule without much briefing aside from the short explanation about the Skybridge, but I guess the PETRONAS Twin Towers Visit is something worthwhile doing at least once in a lifetime. If I were to pay RM28, I’d say it’s excellent value, but for foreigners, the high price is all we can pay for this experience.

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