Damn, the Petronas Towers are tall

I suppose this shouldn’t come as any surprise given that they were, for 6 years, the tallest buildings in the world. And, while I know that there are other things I probably should have tried to see during my day trip to Kuala Lampur, the Towers were easy to get to, easy to wander around and they made for some fun photos in the 3 hours or so I had in town.




It was a somewhat hazy day so I balked at paying to head up to the observation deck. Instead I did a loop around the base to grab some photos and then headed inside to the mall area to get lunch. Some of the dining options were more appetizing than others:



My trip to Malaysia was really more just a distraction from being in Singapore and an excuse to try out a couple LCCs, including FireFly. I wasn’t expecting much and that’s exactly what I got.

But, damn, those towers are tall.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


  1. Actually if you know someone working in the Towers, you could go up for free (however, you have to dress smartly – no shorts, flip-flops etc). There are actually 2 bridges that linked the towers. The employees only bridge is above the ones used for the tour. It is also quieter as there is no other tourists around.

  2. I actually found KL interesting and worth a couple of days. Good food, a lively scene, and plenty of interesting sights to see. I think you’re undervaluing it.

    I ran into another FTer in the underground theater at the Petronas Towers…

  3. @Damon — Two bridges? One must be in the haze or invisible 😉

    (I’m guessing you mean the one bridge has two floors/levels)

  4. Those towers are cool Seth!..did you get a chance to do the tour at Al Jazeera’s Malaysia studio on the 34th floor?

    1. No tours for me inside the building; just the walkabout outside and a quick pass through the mall in the basement.

      And I have no doubt that it is a somewhat interesting city, jackal. I actually think that I’d like to spend a day or two there in the future but I really only had a few hours before I had to get back to the airport this time through so I went for the low hanging fruit, so to speak.

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