Petronas Twin Towers is the most famous sightseeing in Kuala Lumpur and probably the only building which is known among those who have never been to Malaysia.
There is no city center as it is in Asian metropolises. There are usually business center, shopping center, historical center… So, it’s interesting that the most touristic place in Kuala Lumpur is in its business center and not in cultural or historical one as it usually happens in other cities.
Travelers often don’t really know what they can do apart of taking pictures in front of Petronas Twins and gathering around shopping mall Suria KLCC which is in between twin towers. But actually there are hell of things to do! Some of them really worth your time, some of them are just mean and expensive touristic sports but anyway have a look on the list of activities around Petronas Twin Towers.
What to do at Petronas Twin Towers and around?
1. Come there twice: at the day time and at night. The appearance of the buildings looks very different in sunlight and with electric illumination turned on in the evening time. It’s worth seeing both!
2. Take a picture with Petronas Twins at the background. Probably the best view is at the far end of the long narrow fountain in front of the towers.
3. Gather around shopping mall for a while. Even if you are not interested in shopping you may check food court (don’t order anything apart of Indian or Malay food – they have no idea how to cook decent Italian or even Chinese).
4. Go to the park behind the towers. Here you may do following things:
♦ walk around
♦ get wet in the waterfall (not that one right in front of the towers but a bit deeper to the park – you may see a dolphin statue there)
♦ spend some time under palm trees near water or with an awesome view to Petronas Twins
♦ jog – they even made a special pathways for that, so don’t be lazy!
♦ enjoy fountain in the park behind main entrance to the towers. There is light and music show in the evening. Music plays every day at 20.00, 21.00, 21.45. It usually lasts 10-15 minutes and they may play everything from classic to Malay pop songs. They may start earlier or later, so be patient.
5. Get to the sky bridge and the 86th floor.
Well, that’s a mean activity to my mind and only those who never been anywhere else may be impressed but still…
It costs 80 RM ($24,5) and you’d better get a ticket in advance. You’ll get 15 minutes at the sky bridge and 15 minutes at the 86th floor. By the way, there are 88 floors in total.
You can get up from Tuesday to Sunday from 9 am to 9 pm (there is a break on Fridays from 13.00 to 14.30).
6. Go to the philharmonic hall.
Philharmonic hall is located at the podium level under shopping mall Suria KLCC.
They have different performances and different prices for the tickets. Prices go from 22 RM to 132 RM ($6,5-40,5) depending on the show and seat.
7. Go to aquarium.
I didn’t like it though. It’s small and too crowded.
A ticket costs 50 RM ($15). Aquarium is open everyday without any holidays from 10.30 am to 8 pm.
To get to the aquarium, get down to the lower-ground level (LG) of Suria KLCC shopping mall and follow indicators.
8. Visit Petrosains.
And that’s a great place to my mind! It’s a discovery center where you can see how physic and chemistry work in real life. You may touch everything, you may drive and fly, check some mind games and so on and so forth!
A ticket costs 25 RM ($7,6). Petrosains is open from Tuesday to Friday from 9.30 to 17.30 and on weekends from 9.30 to 18.30. It’s located at the 4th floor of Suria KLCC shopping center.
If you don’t have any accommodation for your next trip booked yet, try it here: Airbnb.
You will get $25 discount for your first booking
and would be able to stay in a nice room or apartment rented from locals and not just in a dorm!