Soaring to a height of 451.9 metres, the 88-storey twin structure is Kuala Lumpur's crown jewel. Majestic by day and dazzling at night, the PETRONAS Twin Towers is inspired by Tun Mahathir Mohamad's vision for Malaysia to be a global player. Together with master architect Cesar Pelli, the international icon powerfully captures the nation's ambitions and aspirations.
Visit us and experience the PETRONAS Twin Towers first-hand. Begin your tour with interactive displays that showcase the journey, from idea to completion. Scale 170 metres in an elevator with a futuristic edge. The doors will open at the Skybridge, a connecting structure between the towers and the world's highest 2-storey bridge. Ascend even higher to level 86, where the story of Malaysia's vision unfolds amid breathtaking views of Kuala Lumpur. Then wrap up your visit with exquisite souvenirs at the gift shop.
“ As an internationally recognised landmark,
the PETRONAS Twin Towers symbolise the courage, ingenuity,
initiative, and determination, energy, confidence, optimism,
advancement and zest of a nation. ”
Former Prime Minister of Malaysia (1981-2003)
A modern, avant-garde design to depict Malaysia (symbolised by its most renowned icon – the PETRONAS Twin Towers) as a forward-looking nation who is proud of her heritage and is optimistic about her future.
The towers are depicted through its outline, which resembles the letter "M" for Malaysia. The jagged outline subtly resembles one of Malaysia's famous traditional handicrafts – basket weaving – thus highlighting her strong cultural values.
The triangle that symbolises the skybridge acts like a fulcrum that perfectly balances Malaysia's past and future, local values and global outlook, multi-cultural background and united 1Malaysia concept. With an upward-pointing arrow to depict growth and progress, the triangle also symbolises the Twin Towers' ideal location at the heart of the Kuala Lumpur golden triangle. It is finished in the PETRONAS Green to further emphasise that the PETRONAS Twin Towers is built by our national oil company, PETRONAS.
The logo is encapsulated in a square, like a close electric circuit, to depict connectedness.
Uses a simple, contemporary font to create a dignified corporate air.
Planning started in January 1992, led by distinguished architect Cesar Pelli along with Deejay Cerico, J.C. Guinto and Dominic Saibo. Excavators began digging down 30 metres below the surface of the site on March 1993. The work required moving over 500 truckloads of earth every night.
The next stage was the single largest and longest concrete pour in Malaysian history. 13,200 cubic metres of concrete was continuously poured through a period of 54 hours for each tower. This record-breaking slab with 104 piles forms the foundation for each tower.
From this floor rose a 21 metre high retaining wall, with a perimeter length of over one kilometre. This concrete shell and the basement area it encloses required two years and up to 40 workers on site, all day and night.
The construction of the superstructure commenced in April 1994, after rigorous tests and simulations of wind and structural loads on the design.
The PETRONAS Twin Towers was finally encased in steel and glass and completed in June 1996.
PETRONAS, short for Petroliam Nasional Bhd, is Malaysia's national petroleum corporation. It was established on August 17, 1974.
Since its incorporation, PETRONAS has grown to be an integrated international oil and gas company with business interests in 35 countries. The PETRONAS Group comprised 93 wholly-owned subsidiaries, 19 partly-owned outfits and 55 associated companies.
A Fortune 500 corporation; PETRONAS is engaged in a wide spectrum of petroleum activities, including upstream exploration and production of oil and gas to downstream oil refining, marketing and distribution of petroleum products, trading, gas processing and liquefaction, gas transmission pipeline network operations, marketing of liquefied natural gas, petrochemical manufacturing and marketing, shipping, automotive engineering, and property investment.
For more information on PETRONAS, log on to www.petronas.com.my.
Petrosains is a Science Discovery Centre that uses a fun and interactive approach to tell the story of the science and technology of the energy industry. The sequence of the exhibits in Petrosains traces the evolution and scientific relevance of the energy industry while also focusing on general science and its application to everyday life. The hands-on approach adopted by Petrosains puts an emphasis on the fun and excitement of learning rather than on the rigorous memorisation of scientific facts.
Petrosains Sdn. Bhd. was incorporated to extend PETRONAS’ commitment as a socially responsible corporate citizen in providing a rich and stimulating environment aimed to enhance science literacy and instill in Malaysians a passion for acquiring scientific knowledge.
Petrosains is housed in the PETRONAS Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur. Occupying level 4 and 5 of both Tower 1 and Tower 2 of the Twin Towers, Petrosains covers a total exhibit area of more than 7,000 square metres. Entrance to Petrosains is through Level 4 of the Suria KLCC mall.
For more information about Petrosains, visit www.petrosains.com.my.
|VISITING DAYS||: Tuesday to Sunday
(CLOSED on Monday)
|VISITING HOURS||: 9.00 am – 9.00 pm
(CLOSED from 1.00pm – 2.30pm on Friday)
Our ticket counters are open from 8:30am to 8:30pm, Tuesday to Sunday.
Issuance of tickets are based on a "first come, first served" basis.
Advance bookings are allowed only for official government and school group visits. However, visitors can book visit timing slots in advance by making purchases at our ticket counters.
For online ticket purchase, kindly log in to https://eticket.petronastwintowers.com.my.
Our entire PETRONAS Twin Towers visit experience will take between 45 minutes to 1 hour.
There is no strict dress code for public visits.
Yes, of course. If you are already on-site, kindly contact any of our team members at the Concourse Level for assistance. You could also inform us in advance (via email, phone call or during ticket purchase) should this arrangement is required.
Kindly be advised that no food or drinks are allowed during the visit.
The PETRONAS Twin Towers has been declared as a "smoke-free environment". As such, smoking is strictly prohibited anywhere in the building.
To make a school/college/university group request, kindly fax the request letter on your official organizational letterhead with the following information at least 3 weeks prior to the visit:
Maximum tickets allowed for group reservation are for 40 people only.
For the comfort and security of all guests, visitors are required to store their shopping bags, large bag packs and strollers in the Luggage Drop Off area located after the Check In. Belongings can be picked up when exiting.
You are not allowed to bring any photography equipment such as tripods, monopods or anything similar. However, lockers are provided for you to keep them safely.