If you’re looking for unbeatable city views, there’s one place that stands head and shoulders above the rest. This lofty spire has become one of the symbols of KL and at 421 metres, it stands as the seventh tallest telecommunications tower in the world. Rising majestically out of KL Forest Eco Park, it can be seen from nearly anywhere in the city. It is, of course, the KL Tower.
When speaking of tall buildings in KL, the topic may naturally drift towards the Petronas Twin Towers, and although these architectural wonders have the KL Tower beat by some 31 metres, it is the latter that commands the greatest panoramas of the city due to its position on Bukit Nanas, or Pineapple Hill.
Eye In The Sky
For an unbridled experience like no other, head straight to the Sky Box at 300 metres. Located on the Sky Deck, this glass cube extension may test the nerves of those afraid of heights, but offers a surreal way to take in KL’s skyline. While you’re there, grab a snack or beverage from the open-air Skycafe, one of KL’s highest eateries!
For those that want to stay indoors, the circular Observation Deck a few levels below is the perfect way to gain a bird’s eye appreciation of the city, and if something catches your eye, the coin-operated binoculars let you zoom in on KL’s landmarks.
Beyond The Views
If you thought soaring sights were the only thing the Tower has to offer, think again. Nature enthusiasts are spoilt for choice here with attractions such as the Blue Coral Aquarium and the KL Tower Mini Zoo, each of which is home to a range of exotic creatures such as bat-eared foxes, falabellas (the world’s smallest species of horse!), skunk clownfish, and spotted cardinalfish. You won’t find some of these anywhere else in the city.
At the base of the Tower lies the KL Forest Eco Park, a virgin tropical rainforest in the heart of KL, and one of the oldest reserves in Malaysia. The area is criss-crossed with trails and a 200-metre canopy walk that lets you take in this verdant sanctuary in all its glory. Keep a lookout for the long-tailed macaques that inhabit the area as well.
Make sure to pass by the century old Jelutong tree, a natural treasure that stands proudly next to its bigger concrete brother, and for something totally unique, step into the Upside Down House – a life-sized abode built from the roof up – where you can capture some truly interesting pictures.
Sate Your Appetite
Finally, there’s no shortage of dining options at the Tower. If you’re wanting a meal among the clouds, head to the revolving Atmosphere 360 restaurant where you can indulge in a wide range of international cuisine while enjoying uninterrupted 360-degree vistas of the city. The restaurant offers a choice of buffet or à la carte for its daily lunch, dinner and afternoon/hi tea sessions. For a more refined experience, opt for a special set menu with delicacies like Boston lobster, wagyu beef and marinated black cod with miso paste – just make sure to order a few days in advance.
Meanwhile, the cocoa-crazy can get their fix at a premium chocolate shop, with a luxurious selection of superb quality offerings, back on ground level. Rounding out the line-up is the Moghul Mahal Restaurant, and Santino’s Pizza with Italy’s freshest pies.
A visit to Kuala Lumpur isn’t complete without a trip to the KL Tower, so make sure to put this on top of your list while here!
WHERE No. 2 Jalan Punchak Off Jalan P. Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur
ADMISSION Observation Deck- RM52 (adult), RM31 (child), RM32 (Mykad, adult), RM21 (Mykad, child); Sky Deck RM105 (adult), RM55 (child), RM75 (Mykad adult), RM39 (Mykad child)
TEL 03 2020 5444