KL Tower (GPS: 3.1528, 101.70375), is one of the world's tallest telecommunications tower. The KL Tower is 421 meters (1379 feet) tall, and sits on top of Bukit Nanas in Kuala Lumpur. In terms of height, KL Tower is said to be in fourth placing after the CN Tower of Toronto, Canada (553m), Ostanikino Tower in Russia (540m) and Shanghai Tower in China (468m). KL Tower was built to improve on the quality of telecommunication and broadcasting transmission - not to mention as another landmark for the city.
KL Tower offers splended views of the city. It is surrounded by the Bukit Nanas Forest Recreational Park which covers 11 hectares of forested land in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, one of the oldest gazetted forest reserve in Malaysia. When KL Tower was constructed, much care was taken to ensure that the impact on the environment was minimal. Within the vicinity of KL Tower is a 100-year-old jelutong tree (Dyera costulata). To protect it, a retaining wall was constructed at a cost of RM430,000.
KL Tower was completed in May 1996 and opened to the public on 23 July 1996. The official opening was on 1 October 1996 by the then prime minister of Malaysia, Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The tower borrowed motifs from traditional Islamic design. Within the tower is the Observation Deck, located 276 meters above ground. A multi-lingual audio guide of the Kuala Lumpur skyline is available. Those who relish dining in the clouds will delight at the Seri Angkasa Revolving Restaurant. Private functions can also be arranged at the Mega View Banquet Deck.
Visitor Information to KL Tower
KL Tower is open daily from 9:00am to 10:00pm. Visitors may opt to purchase tickets to the Observation Deck or to the SkyDeck. The SkyDeck is located 421 meters above ground level. Prices are as follows:
Observation Deck (276m)
Adult (international): RM52 per person
Child (international): RM31 per person
Adult (with MyKad): RM32 per person
Child (with MyKid): RM21 per person
Adult (international): RM105 per person
Child (international): RM55 per person
Adult (with MyKad): RM75 per person
Child (with MyKid): RM39 per person
Online ticketing is available from the KL Tower website:
Other Attractions at KL Tower
In addition to the tower itself, there are other related attractions at KL Tower. They include Sky Box, Mini Zoo, Upside Down House, Blue Coral Aquarium, XD Theater, F1 Simulator and the KL Forest Eco Park.
Reaching KL Tower by public transport
Although not exactly nearby, it is possible to take the free GoKL City Bus to the nearest bus stop to KL Tower. Depending on where you happen to be, the Purple Line and Blue Line are the bus routes to consider.
KL Tower at night (11 July, 2016)
Closeup view of KL Tower (11 July, 2016)
The Jelutong tree at KL Tower (11 July, 2016)
The outlets at the base of KL Tower (11 July, 2016)
Evening view of Maybank Tower from KL Tower (11 July, 2016)
View of the Petronas Twin Towers from KL Tower at nightfall (11 July, 2016)
View of the Observation Deck at KL Tower (11 July, 2016)
My wife Chooi Yoke and I at KL Tower (11 July, 2016)
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