We were still keen to visit the Petrosains Discovery Centre after our aborted attempt the other day, so we decided to try again. Second time around we got there earlier and were able to go straight in. This is obviously a popular place for school trips, but the groups didn't bother us.
The kids loved the ride at the beginning; a bit like a slow roller coaster with slide shows about Malaysia and it's people as we travelled through the dark tunnel. In fact the whole centre was full of interesting, interactive exhibits.
Most of the exhibits are related to Petronas and the petroleum industry in some way, so we learnt about where oil comes from, how it is refined, what kinds of products it makes, and there was some lovely propaganda telling us how Petronas cares for the environment and how we couldn't do without it.
The kids' favourite part was the simulated helicopter ride which took us to an oil platform. This was well done and we really felt like we had travelled out through a storm to this man-made island in the sea. Once there, we could pretend to drill for oil, and we experienced a little of what it would be like to work out there, checking out the cabins, canteens, and medical treatment room.
All in all, we were inside Petrosains for two and a half hours and the kids loved every minute. They concluded that it was better than the Science Centre in Singapore, which I was a little surprised about. So a great place to take the children for a morning's amusement.
Petronas Twin Towers
Level 4 Suria KLCC
tel: (603) 2331 8787