The highest you can go in the Petronas Towers is the 41st-floor Skybridge connecting the two towers, a modest 170m above ground. Only...
Swap consumerism for culture at this excellent art gallery showcasing contemporary photography and paintings. It’s a bright, modern...
Kids and kidults can fill an educational few hours at this interactive science discovery centre with all sorts of buttons to press and...
Dewan Filharmonik Petronas
Don’t miss the chance to attend a show at this gorgeous concert hall at the base of the Petronas Towers. The polished Malaysian...
Offers many irresistible flavours of cupcake, plus a monthly special, and other light snacks. There’s another outlet on the first floor...
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Petronas Towers information
These shimmering stainless steel-clad towers, the headquarters of the national oil and gas company Petronas, are the epitomy of contemporary KL. Resembling twin silver rockets plucked from an episode of Flash Gordon, they are the perfect allegory for the meteoric rise of the city from tin-miners' hovel to 21st-century metropolis. Tickets go on sale at 7am and sell out fast. You can buy in advance in person for the next day, or up to a month in advance online.
Opened in 1998, the 88-storey twin towers are nearly 452m tall, making them the seventh-highest built structures in the world (as of 2010). Designed by Argentinian architect Cesar Pelli, the twin towers' floor plan is based on an eight-sided star that echoes arabesque patterns. Islamic influences are also evident in each tower's five tiers – representing the five pillars of Islam – and in the 63m masts that crown them, calling to mind the minarets of a mosque and the Star of Islam.