The skybridge tour at the Petronas Twin Towers is actually offered for free. The problem was that a limited number of tickets was offered per day. To get these tickets, we’d have to be at the ticket booth really early in the morning. I’ve read that at 8am, the queue really starts to swell up and if we arrive later, there’s a high chance that we’d have to wait in line for hours just to have our 15-minute skybridge tour.
We set our alarm at 5AM. Really really early especially since we returned to the hotel past midnight leaving us barely 5 hours of sleep.
When I woke up, I was shocked to find out that it was already a quarter to 8am. Our attempt to get in line early was an epic fail. Much to our relief, our aunt sent us a message that she was already at the ticket booth waiting in line for us. Yay, we were still on track :) One person can reserve up to 5 tickets for the Petronas Twin Towers Skybridge tour.
Morning view of the Suria Mall and Petronas Twin Towers from across the fountain area
The ticket booth can be found at the Concourse, Underground Level of Suria Mall (located at the base of the Petronas Twin Towers). While waiting for our aunt to get the tickets, we had some free time to roam around. I took the chance to take morning shots of the twin towers from the sprawling park outside.
The green park within Kuala Lumpur City Centre spans a huge 20 hectares. It was a really great vantage point to take photos of the Petronas Towers surrounded by the refreshing view of trees and landscaped gardens.
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Outside the front entrance of Suria Mall
View from the front entrance of Suria Mall
Atrium and elevator at the center of Suria Mall
On our way to the Concourse level ticket booth
Petronas Twin Towers Skybridge Tour
Free passes to the Skybridge tour are limited to 1,700 per day, so if you want to do the tour during your holidays or vacations you need to plan ahead a little bit. The ticket booth located at the Concourse, Underground Level of Suria Mall opens at 9am. People actually line up as early as 7am because of the high demand for the Skybridge tour.
By 9AM, the line already filled up the concourse level. The queue would have taken hours if our aunt had not volunteered to line up. We would’ve been lucky if there were still tickets left for us.
We proceeded to the concierge of the skybridge tour 15 minutes before our scheduled slot. At this point, we brought all our bags. Good thing they had baggage counters at the concierge.
While waiting for our turn at the skybridge, we were entertained by a video presentation and exhibit about the Petronas Twin Towers.
By 11:15am, we boarded the high-speed elevator, which took us to the skybridge level. The skybridge, located at the 41st and 42nd floors of the Petronas Twin Towers, is distinguished as the highest 2-story bridge in the world.
After they opened the gates, I frantically rushed to see the view and take photos since they allotted us very little time on the skybridge.
The view was okay and not totally spectacular. Since the defining feature of the KL Skyline is the Petronas Twin Towers, the better view would be one with the twin towers in it and not a view from the towers itself. In this case, the KL Tower definitely has the better view. We chose the skybridge tour over the KL Tower because the former was being offered for free :D
KL City Centre Park
Petronas Twin Towers Skybridge View done!