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PETRONAS TWIN TOWERS, THE WORLD’S TALLEST TWIN STRUCTURES

Petronas Twin Towers, the world’s tallest twin structures, is LOCATED IN THE HEART OF KUALA LUMPUR, Majestic by day and dazzling at night. The 88-storey buildings were designed by Cesar Pelli & Associates, It’s Malaysia’s proudest icon and architectural wonder, lined with an endless shopping and touring experience.

Petronas Twin Towers, the world’s tallest twin structures, is LOCATED IN THE HEART OF KUALA LUMPUR, Majestic by day and dazzling at night. The 88-storey buildings were designed by Cesar Pelli & Associates, It’s Malaysia’s proudest icon and architectural wonder, lined with an endless shopping and touring experience.

Standing 452 metres tall, the Petronas Twin Towers retained its world-title claim to fame until 2004 when Taipei 101 was built, measuring 508 metres tall. Today, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai (opened in 2010) retains the spot as the world’s tallest building. Located in the KL city centre, the Petronas Twin Towers’ architecture is Islamic-inspired and the buildings primarily house the corporate headquarters of the Petronas Company and other offices. As an internationally recognised landmark, the PETRONAS Twin Towers symbolise the courage, ingenuity, initiative, and determination, energy, confidence, optimism, advancement and zest of a nation.

When the Petronas Twin Towers were completed in 1998, they were declared the tallest buildings in the world, surpassing the 442-metre-tall Willis Tower in Chicago, U.S.A. At the base of the Petronas Twin Towers is Suria KLCC, an upmarket shopping mall that is very popular with tourists.

Tower One is fully occupied by the Malaysian state oil company Petronas, and its subsidiaries and associate companies. Tower Two is mostly taken up by multinational companies such as Accenture, Al-Jazeera, Barclays Capital, Bloomberg, Boeing, IBM, McKinsey & Co., Microsoft, Reuters and more. The entire project took 7 years from start to finish.

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 exhibits of the tower’s history. 

Known for their well-developed metro networks and affordable ticket prices, a train ride in Malaysia makes one of the easier routes to directly access the twin towers.

The double-decked Skybridge at the Petronas Twin Towers is one of its major draws as it offers amazing views of the city. The Twin Towers are impossible to miss. As long as you are in Kuala Lumpur, you will find the marvellous building standing tall in the middle of the busiest and brightest city in Malaysia. 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. wrap up your visit with exquisite souvenirs at the gift shop.

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
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