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KL Tower – Menara Kuala Lumpur

Posted by on Sep 6, 2011 in Uncategorized | 5 comments

I’ve been to Malaysia a few times, but I’ve never gone up either the KL Tower or the Petronas Towers.

But alas, on our day trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia I finally experienced it!

This is the KL Tower or the Menara Kuala Lumpur

Malay vocubulary 101:

Menara means Tower

The KL Tower is used mainly for communication purposes. this is currently the second tallest freestanding tower in the world.

You can climb the tower via stairs – or use the high speed elevators to come up. I advice the elevators, no doubt about that 😛

Apart from this tower being used for communication purposes, it has also been a tourist attraction.

And, one of the tourists is me.  Got this nice view of the Petronas Towers!

Above the tower is a 360 degrees observation deck with powerful telescopes.

Our tour guide was kind enough to show me how to take photos of what can be seen in the telescope.  And here are the pictures I took using my digital camera:

for this picture, I forgot to turn the flash off.  But hey, accident’s cause better art at times and I love the result!

What you see here is the Petronas tower’s topmost part.

Merdeka Square from KL Tower

This is the Merdeka Square viewed from above the KL Tower.

Sweet right?

And here’s the view from above.

The queue wasn’t long when we were there and I suggest you to visit this tower if you’re in Malaysia.  Compared to KLCC tower, I heard you need to queue at 6am.  Entrance there is free but you need to line up and wait for the openeing because visitor’s entry is limited.

Fly to Singapore and Sail on a Cruise Ship to Malaysia

This trip was part of AirPhil Express’ Fly and Sail adventour package.  We only had a day trip in Malaysia but I think it was about enough time to go around the major landmarks.  What I like about sailing is that I need not pack my bags to go to another country because I can leave my things in the ship.  No hotel transfers or whatever.

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5 Comments

  1. i’ve only been up to KL tower, but that was when i was really young.. cant remember much.. never gone up twin towers bridge before.. tried once, reached 7am in the morning but too late.. oh well..

    despite staying around KL, i never really bothered going up the towers 😛

  2. Really? It’s beautiful :) Maybe they market it for tourists 😀

  3. this made me more excited for our KL stopover next year! :) thanks for sharing. no definite plans yet but hopefully we can add this to our itinerary.

  4. yes, it’s in the heart of KL. They also have a restaurant up the tower but I haven’t seen it yet :)

  5. ooh cool. okay, i’ll put a pin on this one. thanks so much!

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