Article Contributor: Malaysian Guest Writer
Did you know, Petronas Twin Tower was the tallest building in the world from 1998 to 2004 however, in 2004, Taipei 101 overtook the record of being the tallest at 508m. Currently the highest is Burj Khalifa in Dubai UAE, taking over the record in 2010.
Petronas Twin Tower is a popular attraction, receiving tons of visitors from all over the world every day. Famously known as KLCC, it is also Malaysians favourite place to hang out. While you are busy taking selfies around Petronas Twin Tower, there are a lot of things you can do in the area or in the shopping mall itself!
Stroll Along the Twin Towers Sky Bridge and Observation Deck
Petronas Tower has a sky bridge that connects the two towers and it is the highest double story bridge in the world at 170meter above the ground. The view from both sky bridge (41st floor) and Observation Deck (86th floor) are spectacular. There, you can see a 360-degree view over Kuala Lumpur.
The visit to Petronas Sky Bridge, Observation Deck, and Gift Shop typically takes 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Have A Picnic at KLCC Park
KLCC Park is a 50-acre urban sanctuary close to Suria KLCC. There is a big playground and cool water park there where kids can enjoy practically spend the whole day there. It also has a 1.3km synthetic rubber jogging track with a few drinking water fountains that you can use (bring a botte!)
Kids can run around, swim in the pool and play at the playground while you can enjoy a cool ‘teh ais’ or bubble tea and soak in the spectacular view of the Twin Tower. You are going to spend a lot of time there. So, pack snacks and drinks because you’re gonna need it, you can easily spend 3-4 hours here if you have a big family.
Dive with The Fishes at Aquaria KLCC
Aquaria is the biggest aquarium in Southeast Asia and it is the only place in Kuala Lumpur where you can stroll through the 90-meter tunnel and admire all the magnificent sea life. Heard of the tune ‘Baby Shark Doo Doo’? Well, look no further if you are a big fan of Pink Fong, there is an activity called Cage Rage where you dive in a cage and even sleep with the sharks. For this fun date, early reservation is required, of course.
Visitors normally spend around 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours. However, with kids, it could be longer! However, expect it to be packed on long holidays and Malaysia’s School Holidays.
Watch a Musical Fountain Show
Take the chance to watch and admire a colourful musical fountain show at the Lake Symphony located at esplanade outside Suria KLCC. This spectacular fountain, sprays water horizontally upwards and it creates an illusion like a beam of light dancing on the water.
With KLCC as the background, the show is truly a splendid exhibition of a unique water dance and artistically enlightening motion of colorful lights. You can also watch the water fountain show from KLCC Signatures Food Court as the seats are facing to the lake. KLCC Lake Symphony Light and Sound Water Fountain showtimes are usually between 8.00 pm to 10.00 pm daily.
Do you know that Petronas Tower is so strong that it can withstand hurricane?
Petrosains is the place where you going to experience science like you never did before. In Petrosains, they will bring you to Space, the prehistoric time where DINASOUR is still alive, petroleum exploration and actual Oilrig Platform. They also have a section for The Molecule Nano where they show you that chemistry is so much.
Kids will never get bored. They get to learn, explore and experience hands-on science experiments. There are also rides that you can enjoy where you have to pay but at a very reasonable price. In the middle of the Petrosains, there is a Molecule Café where people can relax and recharge before continuing the exploration. Overall, this is a place where everyone should visit at least once in a lifetime.
Location: Petrosains, The Discovery Centre, Level 4, Suria KLCC, Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur City Centre.
Chill & Eat at a Michelin Star Restaurant
Located in Kuala Lumpur city center, Petronas Tower is often a hot spot where Malaysian and tourists from all around the world hang out and dine in. The following are the restaurant that worth to try when you at Petronas Twin Tower.
If you must know, there are two Michelin Star Restaurant in KLCC. They are Nobu and DIN by Din Tai Fung. Some say they are “overly price restaurant with a so so menu” but some say they are “great restaurant with a great food taste”. If you have the money to splurge, why don’t you dine in a Michelin Star Restaurant here?
Coffee & Cakes at BLVD House
If you a big fan off Crazy Rich Asian, don’t forget to visit BLVD House where some clip in the movie was shot here. BLVD House is a very trendy place with good food and nice coffee. The food here could be pricey but hey you get the experience of hanging out like in a Hollywood movie scene.
Drinks & Cocktails at Marini’s 57
Amaze by how tall, big and bright Petronas Twin Tower at night? Head up to the Marini’s on 57 to get a closeup view to the head of the Tower. You’ll be awe with the view and the good Italian cuisine there. Please note that reservation is required and there is a dress code.
Orchestra at Philharmonic Hall
Pampers your ear with Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra at a dedicated classical concert hall located at Petronas Twin Tower. The interior of the hall is great, the music is excellent. Overall it will be a wonderful experience to enjoy the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra.
However, this hall has a strict dress code which is ‘NO torn jeans, shorts, collarless t-shirt, singlets, sneakers, sports attire, sports shoes and slippers at any time’. Some travelers had to buy new apparel just to watch the orchestra here. So, better to plan ahead and brought the cloth with you.
Location: Level 2, Tower 2, Petronas Twin Tower
How to get a ticket: Buy ticket online at www.mpo.com.my/tickets/
Things To Try
Taste Malaysia’s mouth-watering Dishes
Malaysia largely consists of Malay, Chinese and Indian. Each race has their traditional food. However, these days, Malaysian enjoy every food the same. At home, Malaysian usually eat white rice with chicken or meat, vegetable, and other condiments. But on special occasions, people eat special food like Nasi Dagang, Rendang, Satay, Lontong, Dumpling, Spring Roll, Bread Pudding, etc.
Nowadays, restaurants in Malaysia have incorporated Malay, Chinese and, Indian taste in their food so that all Malaysian and tourists can enjoy Malaysia taste under one roof. And these types of restaurants can easily find in Suria KLCC.
They are places like Little Penang Café, Nyonya Colors, Madam Kwan, Bens, and Signature Food Court at Level 2 and Rasa Arena Food Court at Level 4. Foods that deserve a try are Nasi Lemak, Rendang, Nasi Kerabu, Assam Laksa, and Char Kueh Teow. Ask people around on what they recommended, you’ll fall in love with Malaysian Cuisine.
Relax & Watch a Movie at TGV Cinema
To end your 24-hour KLCC marathon, you should watch a movie in IMAX or even better experience South East Asia’s largest LED cinema screen called ONYX at TGV Cinema. You can get a movie ticket as low as RM12. (That’s less than 5 USD!)