This 88-storey skyscraper is a postmodern architecture designed by an Argentine architect, César Pelli; with a steel and glass facade designed to resemble motifs inspired by Islamic art.
The two towers are connected by the highest double-decker skybridge in the world, located on the 41st and 42nd floor. This 58.4 m long bridge is open to all visitors to have a view of the surrounding area, at a height of 170 m. However, tickets are only limited to 1,000 per day on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
Besides that, there is an upmarket retail hub centrally located between the towers - Suria KLCC. Opened in 1998, this 140,000m2 retail centre was conceived as part of the twin towers’ project. Touted as one of the largest shopping malls in Malaysia, Suria KLCC primarily features foreign luxury goods and high-street labels, mid-range retail chains, varieties of eateries and a cinema; totalling to more than 350 shops. Its other attractions are Petronas Art Gallery, an underwater aquarium; Aquaria and also a science centre; Petrosains Discovery Center.
Another notable feature of the magnificent skyscraper is the Petronas Philharmonic Hall. Home to the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, it is located at the ground level of Tower 2 and accommodates 8,650 seats. This music hall has hosted a wide array of genres masterfully performed by local master musicians as well as renowned international collaborators. The admission price can vary according to different performances. Rates and ticket purchases can be made online through their website at http://mpo.com.my/tickets/
You should also explore the Petrosains Discovery Centre, located on Level 4 of Suria KLCC. Petrosains Discovery Center is an interactive, experiential, and hands-on science centre with exhibits and workshops to encourage fun learning. There are various themed areas to explore and to learn or relearn everything there is about science.
Don’t forget to also check out the KLCC Park which was designed by a Brazilian architect, Roberto Burle Marx with the aim to “leave the world a little more sensitive and a little more educated to the importance of nature”.
The parkland is separated by Lake Symphony - 10,000 square metre man-made lake with water fountains. The park offers tranquillity in the midst of the hustles of the busy city with a heritage of tropical trees and a calm environment. The park houses 1,900 indigenous trees and 66 species of palms, carefully selected to attract local and migratory birds.
There is a 1.3 km jogging track which is frequented by locals and visitors who are staying around nearby hotels and accommodations. Take a stroll along the footpath in the park and you will notice various water features in the form of waterfalls, fountains, cascades and reflecting pools; scattered around the park. There is a children’s playground with a public pool for the little ones to enjoy. With resting areas placed along the connected footpaths, you will be able to take your time to embrace the beauty of the park.
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