Visiting the Petrona Towers in Kuala Lumpur is definitely a must do but getting to the observation deck is a little time-consuming if you haven’t pre purchased your tickets online.
To get tickets you have to line up early in the morning, the ticket counter is located on the concourse level. It starts issuing tickets on a first come/first serve basis, previously tickets were free but this has since changed and there is now an entrance fee of 80 RM Adults and 30 RM for children.
There will be a time allocated on your ticket for admission. When we were there, we had to wait two hours before we could go to the observation deck. Two hours is a long time to wait especially if you have children with you, luckily there is quite a lot to do to keep you and the little ones entertained near the Towers.
So here are four things to pass the time before climbing Petrona Towers.
1 Suria KLCC Shopping Mall
Suria KLCC shopping mall,located beneath the Petona Towers is filled with over 320 stores spread out over 6 floors, mostly catering for luxury goods shoppers. There is also a 12 screen cinema showing the latest release movies. Feeling hungry, there are plenty of restaurants as well as two food courts. Signature Food Court has over 20 local and western food outlets, the other food court is Rasa Food Area which serves local dishes.
2 Aquaria KLCC
The Aquaria KLCC is located on the concourse level of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, a short walk through the Suria KLCC shopping mall. The state of the art aquarium has over 5000 different exhibits of aquatic and land loved creatures.
Children will love the hands on experience of the touch and feel area near the entrance, where they are given the opportunities to feel crabs, starfish, turtles and even a small shark. The aquarium has a 90 metre transparent tunnel which is home to marine turtles, giant stingrays and the impressive sand tiger sharks.
3 Petrosains Science Museum
This museum is owned by Petronas oil company, the same company that own Petrona Towers.This museum is a great educational experience for the children. They will be engaged in hands on science experiments, explore oil rigs, create racing cars, dig for dinosaur bones, withstand the force of a hurricane and also learn about alternative energy. It will be hard to get the children to leave and go to Petrona Towers after experiencing this museum.
4 KLCC Park
A beautiful tropical 50 acre landscaped park, with over 1900 indigenous trees directly outside the towers is the perfect place to pass the time, children can run around, play in the playground, have a dip in the wading pool, look at the sculptures or walk around the lake. You won’t have any trouble getting them back to Petrona Towers because they will be wanting to escape the heat.
we would love to hear, what you did to pass the time before you went up the towers?