KL Tower - Menara Telecommunications Tower, Kuala Lumpur
It doesn't make much sense logically, but Kuala Lumpur's other great tower is right next to the twin Petronas Towers. It charges similar prices and offers almost identical views. The only real difference is you can see the Petronas Towers (in close up if you want that). It does also have an outdoor section (for extra money) and a revolving restaurant.
Menara KL Tower is 421 meters tall and the tallest tower of Asia. We enjoyed Buffet Dinner in KL Tower Revolving Restaurant at the height of 421 meter. The view from top of the KL tower was really awesome. After the buffet dinner we explored the Central Market at night and enjoy the display of Malaysian handicrafts and have your portraits sketched. Friends check out the Tour Operator GoTourister.com for low price tour and travel. I booked my Private Tour: KL Tower Revolving Restaurant Buffet Dinner and Central Market Night Tour on http://gotourister.com and really enjoyed their great services at affordable price.
The Kuala Lumpur Tower (Malay: Menara Kuala Lumpur;abbreviated as KL Tower) is a tall tower located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Its construction was completed on 1 March 1995. It is used for communication purposes and features an antenna that reaches 421 metres (1,381 feet). The roof of the pod is at 335 metres (1,099 feet). The rest of the tower below has a stairwell and an elevator to reach the upper area, which also contains a revolving restaurant, providing diners with a panoramic view of the city.
Atmosphere 360 is a modern and elegant revolving restaurant situated 282m above ground level located at the tallest tower in Southeast Asia - Menara Kuala Lumpur.
The restaurant is furnished in a spaceship-like atmosphere with its magnificent view and starry fiber optic ceiling lights that offers a truly unforgettable and luxurious culinary experience.
Offering only premium produce of the highest quality, expert culinary artists will delight you with their meticulous preparations. Each dish is carefully conceived and deliciously presented for your discerning taste buds.
Atmosphere 360 opens daily for lunch and dinner with wide selections of buffet meals, & à la carte including delicious main dishes ranging from Rendang Tok, Stir Fried Chili Crab, Stir Fried Venison Fillet with black pepper sauce to assorted Dim Sum
We didn't go up to the top of the KL Tower as we ran out of time to do everything so this will be on our list for next visit.
I have since found out that there is a Maccas up at the top. Phew!!....glad the kids didn't cotton on to that one!! ;o) Amazing hey!!... eating at the highest Maccas in the world!! :o) As it was the kids ordered Maccas delivery to our hotel as that is a novality ..... Australia doesn't do delivered Maccas.
Anyway....enough of Maccas...... I also hear that the revolving restaurant up at the KL Tower is pretty good so next time we are in KL that is what I plan to do - watch the sun go down whilst eating at the revolving restuarant viewing all of KL from the KL Tower.
The KL Menara tower is well worth a visit, not only do you get a full 360 degree birds eye view of this great city, you will have some great info given to you by the free audio guides provided on arrival. Its a real sight to see the Petronas Towers from the same height and gives a different perspective...
A major tourist attraction is the "Menara KL" (KL Tower), a 421 meters high television tower. The spire of the tower rises above that of the Petronas Towers, because the Menara KL on a hill, Bukit Nanas, is situated.
Menara Tower is one of the tallest telecommunications tower in the world. It is completed in 1996 and designed to withstand wind pressures of up to 90mph.
I don’t know its most recent rank since everytime I search the net, it isn’t consistent; some says it’s on the 4th rank, then another 5th then the last time I read.. it is now 6th… well, maybe due to the global competition occurring nowadays, there are new emerging telecommunications towers being recognized.
Menara tower though being overlooked today since the Petronas Tower was risen; it remains the significant landmark of Malaysia.
It is used for communication purposes (421 m high - 1,381 ft).
There is viewpoint platform at 276 m providing panoramic view of the city. I have been there at evening so the view is even more interesting with all city lights.
The tower has 22 levels with 4 turbo elevators and total of 2058 steps. Menara also contains a revolving restaurant with great view. Haven't been there so I don't know the prices or quality of food.
I agreee with Menara, rather than Petronas: I was a few short of the cut-off point in the queue, so walked to Menara. No waiting, no queueing, and straight into the lift. The viewing gallery quickly filled up with school parties when I was there.
I used the open top bus for getting around, and as the ticket is valid for 24 hours, I had plenty of time to linger, or re-visit.
So far as travel from Singapore is concerned, I made a point of using the overnight train - because I wanted to. First rate and low fares as well; i slept just fine, although I accept that my everybody enjoys train travel
The viewing deck of the KL Tower is 276m above the ground and from here you can enjoy uninterupted panoramic views of KL including a superb view overlooking the Petronas Towers.
You can take your time around the Observation Deck and even do an audio tour which is available in 11 languages.
The Seri Angkasa revolving restaurant is one level higher still but you do need a booking to secure a table and the meals here carry a fixed minimum charge.
The Flying Fox Park is located at the KL Tower where you can experience the thrill of launching yourself from a take off ramp and flying through the air strapped safely in a harness.
For RM30 you get 2 rides which range in length from 120m to 150m and you get to zip across the treetops down below.
You can't just scoop up at Seri Angkasa revolving restaurant, KL tower, for a swift drink, as meals carry a minimum charge (about MYR50).
Revolving high up in the KL tower, this restaurant offers exhilarating views and fine dishes. Instead of paying to view KL from the observation deck below, enjoy a lunch buffet for about MYR64 and watch the city circle around you.
Dining a la carte, there is a large range of local seafood (lobster at about MYR21 per 100g) and steaks. Do book in advance for evening meals, especially sunset reservations.
The KL Tower is the fifth tallest telecommunication tower in the world and offers fantastic views of Kuala Lumpur. Officially known as Menara Kuala Lumpur it was built in 1995 and is used for communication purposes and features an antenna that reaches 421 m (1,381 ft) abvove the city. The roof of the pod, including the viewing area, is at 335 m (1,099 ft). You do pay a small entry fee to ride the elevators. There are stairs all the way up and you can walk if you want to!
Menara Kuala Lumpur stands at 421 metres above the ground. Menara Kuala Lumpur is the fourth tallest telecommunication tower after CN Tower in Canada (553 metres), Ostankino Tower in Russia (540 metres) and Shanghai Tower in China (468 metres). Built to enhance the quality of telecommunications services and the clarity in broadcasting, Menara Kuala Lumpur also stands to be the symbol of Kuala Lumpur, The Garden City of Wondrous Lights.
The tower is situated atop Bukit Nanas. Menara Kuala Lumpur was completed in May 1996 and was opened to the public on 23 July 1996. It was on 1 October 1996, Menara Kuala Lumpur was officially lanunced by YAB Dato Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, the former Prime Minister of Malaysia.
The structure can be divided into 5 basic sections:
The Foundation Base, houses 3 basement floors for safety needs, storage and maintenance work.
The Touristic Building, bears the administration office, souvenir shops and the 146 metres pedestrian mall with cascading pools.
The Tower Shaft, comprises 22 levels with 4 elevators and 2058 flight of stairs.
The Tower Head, holds the public observation platform, revolving restaurant and private banquet / function room as well as the telecommunication and broadcasting stations.
The Antenna Mast, crowns the tower and specially utilised for telecommunication and broadcasting transmission.
Construction of Artistry
The architectural design of Menara Kuala Lumpur was intricately produced based on the Islamic tradition in architecture called ' Muqarnas ', brought especially from Esfahan, Iran. Muqarnas was constructed in the arrangement of glasses on the domes of the lobby enntrance to illustrate the 7 layers of the sky with sun rays from the middle. The designs also represent the human journey for the perfection in life.
This was probably the only really disappointing place I saw in KL. To get on top of the tower, you had to buy one of two combo tickets which seemed overpriced to me. One included a Formula 1 simulator ride, the other one a folkloric show. It was not possible to get a ticket for the tower only. Once up there, it was possible to enjoy the view while listening to an audioguide about all the surrounding buildings. The idea itself was good. However, I do not know if my audioguide was not working properly or if the crowd was just too loud. I was not able to listen to the recorded explanations as the other visitors were louder than the audioguide voice. It spoiled the visit and I think that I would have done better with no audioguide at all. The view is stunning, I have to admit. Indeed, Menara KL is the sixth-tallest tower in the world and the highest viewpoint in Kuala Lumpur. However, there are better places to see KL from above without feeling cheated. Try the view from the Skybridge of the Petronas Towers for example. This is not only a more impressing place, but it is also for free (see separate tip). Other places to recommend are bars and clubs on the top floor of Skyscrapers (for example Luna Bar or Sky Bar, which are also mentioned on my KL page).