As I was preparing our IT for our trip, I make sure that we’ll see the beauty of Petronas in day and night. Based on what I have learned from the forum, long queue starts at 6am. It was based on the experiences of my fellow pexers who had been there that early and ended up taking the tour in the afternoon.
Since I didn’t like to spend time waiting in line with heavy luggage, I decided to leave it at our hotel. Then we hurriedly went back to the station. From Bukit Bintang station, we took the train to Titiwangsa, got-off at Bukit Nanas station. Walked around 10 minutes in going to the next station, crossed the overpass and went inside Dang Wangi station. Then took the train to Putra and alighted at KLCC station in 10 minutes only. We ran our way to the ticketing office hoping that a short queue awaits us. When we reached the basement at around 7:30 am, the queue was bearable, not that long… We had to wait until 9 am for the ticketing office to open. Hello Mr. Boredom! We had our breakfast (hotdog sandwich RM3, coke in can RM2.20, bottled water RM1.20) while on queue.
When the ticketing counter opened at exactly 9am, a Malaysian guy started to give numbers. We got number 133! Whew, not bad! There were only 132 persons ahead of us. 🙂 We were able to got tickets at around 10:30am but the skybridge visit schedule we had was for 1:20pm. 😦 I thought we would be able to go to the skybridge in the morning. 😦 Oops, by the way the Skybridge Tour is no longer free. It’s RM10 for adults and RM5 for children.
After getting the tickets, we were reminded by the receptionist to be there at least 10 minutes early. There were a group of tourists who approached the staff and asked if they can still come for the visit. When the staff checked their tickets with schedule in it, they were not allowed to enter because they were late for an hour! @_@ Thinking that we still have 3 hours to spare, we checked KLCC Suria (the mall), which has high end shops! Hermes, Gucci, LV… name it, you’ll find it there! But taking photographs is strictly prohibited except at the Concourse Level and at the Third Floor. We were curious for an answer but having no one to ask, we just made speculations of our own. Lol! At the third floor, you can find the food court where different kinds of food can be found. We had a meal for RM5, no drinks included though! Water is not free, mind you! Cold Storage is located at the concourse level. It is a supermarket where customers can expect to find an international range of delicatessen, organic food, cheese, spices, sauces, special cuts of meat, wine and dairy products items that are not available in other supermarkets in Malaysia.
Since we wanted to be familiarized with the routes, we walked our way to Bukit Bintang. Following the road signs made our journey longer than what we expected. 😦 Upon arriving at the hotel, we just took a bath (darn! the last time we had one was yesterday before we arrive in SG!) then headed back to KLCC via train! Of course, we didn’t want to be late and miss the chance to be there at the skybridge! We just arrived on time, our group mates including the Dutch man we met were also there. Tripods, bags, food and drinks are not allowed but they have this baggage area where prohibited things can be left. We were taken by the elevator at the 42nd level of Petronas in just 15 seconds! Wow, what a ride huh! The view from the skybridge was breathtaking and being there for only 10 minutes was not enough! I hope they can extend another 10 minutes for the skybridge visit so that the experience would be worth it!
Like what I said, we shouldn’t miss shooting Petronas at night time! At 10pm, hubby and I went to Petronas by foot! Walking at night was much better than at day time! Petronas Twin Towers were really awesome! 😉
- The Skybridge visit is closed every Monday.
- Ticketing office opens at 9:00 am.
- Go there as early as 6:00 am.