Petronas charm – the reprise

Chloe in 2011 and 2017

This holiday has been a lot of the new (New Zealand and Australia especially) but has also a chance to revisit some sights and sounds from our last visit to SE Asia. We wanted to visit the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur again as this was one of the highlights of our trip in 2010-11 and to reprise the lovely photo of Chloe in front of the towers.

This time, we are wowed again by the twin towers at night. The towers are spectacularly lit up and, in a city of huge skyscrapers, they still stand out as a beacon in the night sky. There was a fountain display which was less impressive, but this whole area is one not to be missed if anyone is near Kuala Lumpur one evening.


A couple of days later we buy tickets to go inside the towers. It not cheap, just over £15 each, and we were treated to a queue to get in, a queue to get through security, a queue to get in the lift, a busy “skybridge” on the 41st floor and a very busy (and noisy) 86th floor panoramic floor lookout.

It was a long way up, around 380m, and the cityscape views from up there were pretty stunning but can’t feel that the whole thing was spoiled by the number of people they allow to visit – 80 people every 15 minutes.

However, the best view of all is actually sitting in the gardens at the bottom looking out at the towers themselves in the fading light of the day.