Malaysia Petronas Philharmonic Hall
Location: Kuala Lumpur
|| Level 2, Tower 2,
Petronas Twin Towers,
50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
|| +603 2051 7088
The Malaysian Petronas Philharmonic Hall is located strategically between the Petronas Tiwn Towers
and KLCC. The hall is the first purpose built concert hall in Malaysia which is built by Petronas.
The hall is also the home of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and has hosted various performances
by leading artists and orchestras.
The Malaysian Petronas Philharmonic Hall is a concert hall shaped of a jewel box and is
able to hold up a capacity of 885 people. This unique design of its space is to cater for
all kinds of music ranging from orchestra with chorus, to solo violin and even for
Malaysian dance. The hall is equipped for professional recording and is totally isolated
from the surrounding shopping malls, science center and office towers. The most unique
feature of the hall is that its ceilings are movable to change the acoustic volume of the
hall from as low as 470,000f2 for chamber music concerts and meetings to as high as
670,000f2 for concerts involving large orchestra and also for organ recitals. This unique
design is the work of the acoustic consultant, Kirkegaard Associates.
After a visiting the hall you can go to the Suria KLCC shopping mall for some shopping.
There are many brands available ranging from local to designer brands. A lot of shopping
can also be done at the Central Market Kuala Lumpur. This is a place where you can learn
about the multiracial cultures of Malaysia and also purchase some local souvenirs.
Petaling Street (Chinatown) is also close by. You can come here for its delicious street
food and also to shop for cheap goods as bargaining is allowed here.
To visit the historical landmarks of Kuala Lumpur, you can head towards Merdeka Square Kuala Lumpur.
This is an important place in the history of Malaysia as this is where independence was declared
back in 1957. There are plentiful of hotels in Kuala Lumpur as well as hotels in Bukit Bintang
which caters for all tourists. There are budget hotels and even 5-star ones. All you need to
do is pick one which is convenient for you and is within your budget. Places to eat are
also plentiful around Kuala Lumpur. Not only there are many restaurants in Kuala Lumpur
where you can dine at, there are many kinds of food to choose from as well.
You can get to the Petronas Twin Towers either by foot or by taxi. The Towers are located
between Jalan Raja Chulan and Jalan Ampang, You can walk to the Towers if you have opted to
stay at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel or The Ascott. However, if you did not stay nearby, the
cheaper means of transportation will be via the LRT. All you need to do is to get on to any
Putra LRT line and stop at the KLCC station.