Modern Buildings & Places to Visit in Kuala Lumpur
Holding the record from 1996 to 2003 as the tallest twin tower building in the world, the PETRONAS Twin Towers is the pride of the nation. Standing majestically amidst the KL skyline in the heart of the city, the 88-storey structure just soars into the sky. With Islamic culture at the very core of its design the metal and glass building is also home to the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. On a clear day, visitors can experience excellent views of Kuala Lumpur from the famous sky bridge connecting both towers at Level 41. With Aquaria – one of Southeast Asia’s largest aquariums, the PETROSAINS Discovery Centre, a park with its own lake and fountains and one of Malaysia’s premier shopping malls at the base of the building – Suria KLCC, this is one attraction you do-not want to miss, especially at night when the whole building is illuminated.
Also visit the PETRONAS Twin Towers Gift Shop(+603-2331 1744, 09:00 to 17:00 (Mon) and 09:00 to 19:00 (Tues – Sun), located at the concourse level of the twin towers is the official merchandiser of the world tallest twin towers. With over 400 different and authentic souvenirs of the PETRONAS Twin Towers, you will be spoilt for choices! Visit the PETRONAS Twin Towers Gift Shop today for the best selection of keepsake you’re bound to treasure forever.
Kuala Lumpur City Centre
08:30 to 17:00 (closed on Mondays)
Admission to the sky bridge is free – but with limited numbers each day, it’s advisable for visitors to queue for tickets before 10.00am
Take the Putra LRT to KLCC LRT Station.
PETROSAINS Discovery Centre
Discover science at PETROSAINS, an interactive science discovery centre designed to provide an enjoyable learning experience for people of all ages. PETROSAINS tells the story of the science and technology behind the petroleum industry. Its concept and contents revolve specifically around the science of petroleum, yet embrace all the general sciences. Designed as a modern and contemporary centre that allows visitors to touch, feel and manipulate the exhibits on display, the interactive feature of PETROSAINS’ exhibits, combined with a touch of theatrical and futuristic elements offer visitors a more constructive learning experience.
Come experience the Dark Ride or travel back 200 million years to learn more about dinosaurs or even brave a storm on the helicopter flight simulator! Take the Flight To The Platform and it will let you experience the rush of bracing a storm at sea on a helicopter ride! What makes it such a fun destination are the hundreds of interactive exhibits and programmes covering over 7,000 square metres and spread over two levels of the PETRONAS Twin Towers.
Level 4, Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre
RM 12.00 (adults), RM 4.00 (children aged 5 – 12 years).
Special rates applied for teenagers, students, families and senior citizens
09:30 to 16:00 (Tues – Fri); 09:30 to 17:00 (Sat, Sun & Public Holidays);
Closed on Mondays except Public Holidays
Take the Putra LRT, getting down at KLCC LRT Station (underground) and follow the signs leading into Suria KLCC.
At 421 metres, the KL Tower is the 5th tallest telecommunications tower in the world. Built with 45,000 cubic metres of extra strong concrete, it weighs in at an impressive 100,000 tonnes. Besides providing better telecommunication and broadcast transmissions, this state-of-the-art telecommunications tower also provides visitors excellent 360 degree views at the 335-metre high observation deck. Dine among the stars at night, only at the Seri Angkasa Revolving Restaurant at Level 2 near the very top of the tower..
Jalan Punchak, Off Jalan P. Ramlee
603-2020 5444 +603-2034 2609 09:00 to 22:00 daily RM 20.00 (adults), RM 10.00 (children) and RM 17.00 (senior citizens)
Take the Monorail to Bukit Nanas Monorail Station. KL Tower is just a 10-minute walk away. Alternatively, you can take a taxi that will bring you right to the base of the tower.
Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL)
Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) or Kuala Lumpur Municipal Hall is Malaysia’s Capital administrative body handling affairs such as commerce, finance, education, culture and sports in the City. The DBKL Building stands proud along Jalan Raja Laut, facing the historical area where Sultan Abdul Samad Building, the Padang Merdeka, Saint Mary’s Church and the Royal Selangor Club are located. During the night, the entire building is illuminated with bright colours and beautiful displays. It changes every few minutes and you can sit at Padang Merdeka to enjoy these displays.
Jalan Raja Laut
Take the Putra LRT or STAR LRT to the Masjid Jamek LRT Station (Putra underground or STAR overhead). After exiting from the LRT Station at street level, walk north along Jalan Tun Perak about 200 metres – keeping the old high court building on your left. You can see a tall building, white in colour after the second traffic light.