Petronas Twin Towers – Then and Now

It was in 2006 when I set foot in Malaysia for the first time. I went back this year, 2015. There have been a lot of changes in Kuala Lumpur, and one change was the cost of the visit to Petronas Twin Towers.
The towers were number one on my list to see back in 2006. I went very early that morning to get a ticket but by the time I arrived which was before 8.00am the room was packed, and there were so many people that I got the 2.15pm tour schedule. Apparently they only take 800 individuals and they turn away the rest. Back then the tickets were free.


This photo is on the skybridge of the twin towers, 41-storeys above the ground. It took us 28 seconds to get to this floor using the express elevator. That’s impressive, 41 floors in 28 seconds. The bridge functions as a walkway to get through to the next building and also serves as a passage way in case people need to evacuate and go to the next tower for emergency reasons.
Fast forward nine years after and I was surprised to find out that there is now a fee of RM84.80 to visit the skybridge of the tower. This time we did not visit the skybridge but instead enjoyed the view of the twin towers from the 57th floor of Petronas Tower 3, the building next to them. We saw the spires of the towers up close from where we were and when I looked down I could see the skybridge below.
The top of the towers

We also took some photos of the tower from the park below at midday. It was hot and very humid so we had to seek solace in the air-conditioned mall afterwards.
The twin towers with tower 3 on the left, and the KLCC Suria Mall with the fountains.

Finally before we left we took some night shots as well.
Twin towers at night

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Text & Photos by Alicia Davis

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