This day trip to the world’s tallest twin towers was a mini getaway for my family. The last time our family (including my parents and my brother) went on a vacation together was back in 2013 and with our limited days in Malaysia this year, we could hardly schedule any out-of-town escapades.
You see, Petronas Twin Towers has been around for 20 years and I have been dying to visit the Skybridge and get giddy at the observation deck on the 84th floor.
I have only patronized the upmarket shopping center (Suria KLCC) built at the feet of the twin towers since they opened for business in 1998.
In order to visit the skybridge which connects the two towers on the 41st and 42and floor, you have to purchase the tickets from the concourse level. Tickets sell fast. I am not kidding.
Initially, free tickets are limited to about 1000 people per day but in 2010, Petronas changed the policy to paid tickets of MYR35 per Malaysian visitor (bring your MyKad to prove your citizenship) and MYR85 per foreigner. If you ask me, MYR85 is expensive numerically in all honesty. However, if you convert that into American dollars or British pounds, it is definitely affordable especially with the current exchange rates, Americans will pay about USD$19 per ticket.
Children under the age of three will not be charged but those who are aged 3 – 12 will pay MYR15 for locals and MYR35 for foreigners.
Due to the high demand of visitors to the Skybridge, visitors are required to adhere to strict timeline given by the guides. Each group of 10 – 12 visitors are given ten minutes to enjoy the breathtaking city view of the city from the Skybridge.
Both my children had lots of fun for sure. Annakate learned a lot about heights and building structures. Asher was just being a little explorer.
I stood over the railing at the skybridge to catch a glimpse of the city of Kuala Lumpur and my knees shook in fear. Despite my bravery to ride any roller coasters, I am still afraid of heights until this day.
Oh did I mention that the ticket doesn’t just allow you to visit the Skybridge but also, to the observation deck on the 84th floor?
Talk about the fear of heights! I was shaking so much and hoping to capture a good shot of the other tower – but hello, I was on top of the world!
If you want to know more about how Petronas towers was built, click here. I will skip those details in this blog post.
And do you know why Mike was so happy and excited to be up at the towers? It was because the tower was prominently featured in the movie ‘Entrapment’ starred by Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta Jones.
Although the visit to the Skybridge and 84th floor was only an hour-ish long, it was unquestionably a fun day for all of us — my girl was extremely thrilled to spend quality time with her dear grandparents and her beloved uncle.
So there it is, our little play-tourist thing to the world’s tallest twin towers with my family and I surely wish I can take them to a proper vacation the next time I visit Malaysia.