Tuesday, November 27, 2007

KL Petronas Twin Towers Sky Bridge Visit

Today, Benny has finally step on the link bridge between the two towers of KL skyscrapers. You’ve guessed it, on my second day off from work and no where to escape to, playing KL tourists for a day doesn’t seem that bad.

Funny enough, upon doing my research for the twin towers sky bridge visit, I did not find enough details about the opening times and etc. I have to gather information from blogs and other websites. It is a shame that even the official website had no details on the sky bridge visit. Well, this blog will be my attempt as a service to the world on providing as much details as possible so that your expectations are well managed during a planned visit.

The tickets up to the twin towers sky bridge are free. There are limited tickets being issued throughout the day with the counter opening at 8.30 a.m. for visits happening every 15 minutes starting from 9.00 a.m. until 5.30 p.m. The queues tend to be long and depending on the crowd, it can run out within hours but today, tickets were still available up till noon before the screen shown the sign that tickets have run out.

The Queue

The Queue Ticket Counter

The counters to collect the tickets are located next to Maybank which is on the Lower Ground Floor of the base of the Twin Towers. There are small escalators on the ground floor of the towers leading you to the ticket office.

The Tickets

With The Precious Tickets

As we managed to get our hands on the 11.45 tickets, we had couple of hours to spare. We headed up to the ground floor of Suria KLCC to have breakfast at Dome overlooking the man made lake. Look at how tired I look after waking up to join the queue to get those tickets. There are a variety of places to have breakfast but it comes at a premium price.

We also shifted our car to a nearby all day fixed rate open air space as the parking at KLCC is fairly expensive at RM 3.00 for the first hour and RM1.00 each following half an hour. The open air parking area is just next to the KL Convention Center and only costs RM 6.00.

Other Tall Buildings

Some Other World Sky Scrapers

Next to the ticket counter, there is an exhibition hall with a documentary looping, a nice simulator which tells you how much taller some buildings are than yourself.

Taller Than Me!

The Tower Are Taller Than Me…. Duh!

We soon heard the announcement for the 11.45 tour to gather at the entrance. Passes were distributed to us and I was given a yellow lanyard. The group was separated into two as a method of crowd control. We were then escorted to a screening room and given a pair of glasses each.

With The Glasses

Don’t I Look Cool

The glass was to enhance the video presentation about Petronas which is as recorded below. Excuse the poor quality as it was meant to look good with the glasses on.

After the show it was time to up the bridge but we had to go through a security checkpoint and metal detector. Items such as shopping bags, umbrella and food were not permitted up to the skybridge. They had to be stored at the locker area which is just after the security check point. Chewing gum was also not permitted.

When you are in the high speed lift, it goes up to the 41st floor in less than a minute. You can feel the air pressure change in your ears. The double decker link bridge stands 170meters above the ground. The bridge is double decker and the bottom level was for tourists and the upper deck was for staff to commute between buildings. After a brief explanation from our guide, we were left free to explore the sky bridge



With Song Yia

With Song Yia

The view was not as clear because of the rain but it was still a lot of fun. There was a viewing area on both sides at the center of the bridge.

Rainy Day View

The View On A Rainy Day

We were ask to leave after ten minutes whereby we handed back our lanyards and collected our items from the locker. My trip did not end there as we continued on walking to the Pavilion, Sungei Wang Plaza and Berjaya Times Square. The after rain weather permitted us to do so as I believe we would have been roasted otherwise.

I told you that this was going to be a very detailed blog. There goes one check off my to do lists. Bungee Jumping next? We will see about that.

Take care.


Reymos said...

I was there in April 2004. It is indeed an interesting megastructure, unfortunately, the building is not tallest structure anymore.

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nurzbiet said...

The Skybridge of Petronas Twin Towers is open to public visit since May 2000. The objective skybridge visit is to give visitors an opportunity to see the view from skybridge which is located at Level 41 and an experience to visit world’s tallest twin buildings and to provide a holistic experience for visitors whereby they may experience more than just a visit to the skybridge. Indeed, visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the construction process, the science and technology of tall buildings and get the chance to know Petronas and Malaysia.

The Petronas Twin Tower & Skybridge Visit Centre (PeTT Visit Centre) is actually comprises of 4 main areas: Exhibition Gallery, Skybridge Visit’s Entrance Area (incluing a Theaterette), Ticket Counter and PETT Gift Shop.
Area specification
Size: Approximately 5.000 sq.ft (excluding PETT Gift Shop)

p/s: i hope this info help u (^_^)

hermez said...

To Mr Benny,
I would like to know about KLCC sky bridge will open on sunday? What time we can join this activity

bennyong said...

Apologies for the late comment and I hope it will still be of use to you. The Sky Bridge is open on Sundays and closed on Mondays. The queue starts from 8.00 a.m if my memory serves me right and it is on the Lower Ground floor next to Maybank.

bennyong said...

Thanks for the info. I am sure it is helpful for the other visitors to this page. Cheers!

caren said...

Hi Benny.
Are children allowed to visit the skybridge? I intend to take my son (age 3) there.

bennyong said...

I seen children during my visit there which I believe should not be a problem. when are you visiting?

vivian said...

erm nit entrance fee o nt?? HW MUCH??

bennyong said...

No entrance fee but there is only limited tickets daily. be there early to collect them. It closes on Mondays.