Petronas Twin Towers

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We visited the Petronas Twin Towers on a sunny morning in October. These towers were once the tallest in the world and are still very impressive with a height of 451.9 metres and 88 storeys. They are visible from almost anywhere in Kuala Lumpur. We had booked and paid for our tickets on the internet before we left (RM 80 each – about £15). We were pleased we had pre-booked as we could go straight up at our requested time but tickets were still available for some time slots on the day.

We were given coloured “necklaces” to wear showing which time group we were in and were ushered, via some models, history and pictures of other tall buildings, to a swift and efficient lift which whisked us up to the Skybridge which connects the two towers. This is the world’s highest two storey bridge. Walking along this gave us fantastic views of the city and we had plenty of time to take photos. Our colour group was then called and we went up in another lift to the Observation Deck on the 86th floor. Here the views are truly breath-taking and we realised how very high we were by looking down on buildings which we had previously thought tall when we had been up them. Again plenty of time was given before we were called and taken down to the ground floor and the inevitable – though above average – gift shop.

You can walk through to the large shopping mall and then outside to the fountain area from which you get stunning views of the towers themselves. We thought this was an excellent visit with friendly staff though perhaps slightly expensive although the Shard in London and the Burj Khalifa in Dubai were both dearer so perhaps I am always hoping for a bargain!

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