Petronas Towers

The Southeast Asian equivalents of the Empire State Building, the Petronas Towers are Kuala Lumpur’s most iconic buildings. They were the tallest in the world from their completion in 1998 until 2004, when they were surpassed by Taipei 101. The Petronas Towers rise to a height of 378m (450m including the spires).  The frame was constructed with reinforced concrete, and because of the extra weight the buildings’ foundations are the deepest in the world at 120m.  The first tower is fully occupied by Malaysia’s oil company, Petronas.

The most notable feature is the Skybridge, which connects the buildings at the 41st and 42nd floors.  It is the highest in the world, and is not actually connected to the buildings.  Designed by Italian architect Cesar Pelli, the Islamic influence on the towers’ design is clearly visible.

The Skybridge is the highest point accessible to visitors. About 1,000 tickets are available every day.  It’s best to get there early, around 7:00 or 8:00 in the morning, to collect a ticket and then come back at the scheduled time.  The process can be a bit of a hassle, though; and the wait is usually long. The KL Tower offers an equally good view of the city, and is more convenient.

Telephone: +60 03 2331 8181


Admission: RM 10 for Skybridge

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