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This to me was better than the Petronas Towers. The Petronas Towers are spectacular at night as they light up light a thousand crystals stacked end on end but at night the Menara Tower puts on a light show worthy of it's statue. The tower is a great land mark to navigate your way around KL. The view from the viewing platform is unsurpassed and much higher than the Petronas Towers cross walk. The price of entry is worth the view plus it gives you entry to a limit animal zoo and a winter wonderland display (in KL - go figure)
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This Tower is a 421 metre high Telecommunications and Broadcasting Tower. The Tower is at the top of Bukit Nanas. There is a FREE SHUTTLE that will take you up and down the hill.
We arrived late afternoon, so we could see the view in daylight, and also at night time. Value for money this way. The views are great. Headphones are given for you to wear, just ask for you language. Admission in 2008 was 8rm.
A Bird's Eye View of KL
If you are in KL don't miss a trip to KL Tower or officially known as Menara Kuala Lumpur. It is the 4th tallest telecommunication tower in the world standing majestically at the height of 421 metres located at the fringe of the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve. With the theme "Culture, Adventure, Nature", visitors are able to sample various attractions such as:
> Traditional dances by Menara Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Group,
> The physically exhilarating Flying Fox ride,
> For nature enthusiast, take a stroll in the jungle,
> Take in the magnificent view of KL from the Observation Deck, or
> Go through the gastronomic experience at the Revolving Restaurants.
Besides the regular attractions, there are other annual events held at the tower. Towerthon is held every February in conjunction with the Federal Territory Day and KL International Base Jump every August as part of the National Day celebration.
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A new zoo at Menara Kuala Lumpur
The world’s fourth tallest communications tower, Kuala Lumpur Tower has views which may be considered better than those at Petronas. When we went up there, there still wasn’t a zoo, but now I read that a zoo exists in this site!
I am also not sure but I think I saw some golden Islamic design at the top of this tower --- I am getting early Alzheimmer's. But definitely, this tower also acts as the Islamic falak observatory to look for the crescent moon for marking the beginning of Muslim month of Ramadhan.
Also called Menara Kuala Lumpur, the antennae of this tower reaches 1381 ft, and somewhere at the top is the Seri Angkasa revolving restaurant. The high-speed lift takes you to the observation deck where you can view the greens of the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve.
There is also a reverse bungee called the G-Force – where you can show your friendas the horrendous experience recorded on DVD.
We just rode a taxi to this place, but you can use the KL Monorail and PUTRA LRT. The nearest PUTRA LRT station to Kuala Lumpur Tower is the Dang Wangi station. If taking the KL Monorail, disembark at the Bukit Nanas station and either walk up Jalan Sultan Ismail, then turn right on Jalan P. Ramlee, and right again up the hill. Or just take a taxi from the Bukit Nanas station.
Before the Petronas Twin Tower was built, the KL Tower was the landmark of Kuala Lumpur It was built in 1995.
It is built on Bukit Nenas (a small hill translated as "Pineapple Hill") and so its final elevation is higher. Up to the antennae, it is over 450m and was the 5th tallest in the world.
It is easy to take a taxi or drive and park which goes right to the base of KL Tower. It is a wonderful panaromic view from the top of Kuala Lumpur and the Klang Valley as far as the eye can see. There is a revolving restaurants for diner and rental to private functions like weddings.
There is a tall tree next to the KL Tower which took a lot of money to preserve as it was one of the original tree when the hill was cleared for the tower.
When you visit the KL Tower allow yourself some extra time to experience some of Malaysia’s rich traditional and cultural heritage with the Menara Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Group.
These dancers perform traditional Zapin, Asyik and Inang dances near the entrance of the main dome in the lobby area.
The traditional Malay Gamelan Orchestra with dancing is performed between 11.30am and 12.15pm every Saturday, Sunday, Thursday and Friday.
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At the Observation Deck you will have the opportunity to have your photo taken in a traditional costume.
My daughter really wanted to dress up in one of these beautiful costumes so how could I say no to making one small wish come true.
There is a large variety of colourful traditional cosumers but I think the main trick is to find something that fits well.
There are attendants to assist with putting the costumes on but as these go over the top of what you are wearing there is no need for separate change rooms.
Once dressed you will have a professional photo taken to be developed immedialtely and then ready for you to purchase.
A lovely Indian lady was so enchanted by how beautiful my daughter looked that she asked if she would be able to take a photo of us as well.
Naturally I obliged because she was so genuine and sincere about her compliments. I hope that the photo turned out well for her :~)
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The KL Tower (Menara Kuala Lumpur) soars 421m over KL and it is the 4th highest telecommunications tower in the world.
The entrance fee is RM20 for adults and RM10 for children and it is open from 9.00am until 10.00pm every day of the year.
If you take a taxi there, ask to be dropped off at the gatehouse at the bottom of Bukit Nanas. From there you can take a free shuttle to the tower.
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entrance fee is rm20 for adult and rm10 for children.
for malaysian, if you show your IC, you will get 50% discount.
opens from 9.00 am until 10.00 pm.
for me, the best time to go is around 6pm onwards. the sunset view is breathtaking!
Menara Tower, Kuala Lumpur
The Menara Kuala Lumpur is the world's fourth tallest telecommunications tower and stands at a height of 421 metres. It was completed in May 1996 and was opened to the public on 23 July, 1996.
It offers great views of the city of K.L. and is good to visit at dusk to get both day and evening views and photos! At the lobby entrance, check out the dome shaped arches of the "Muqarnas" ceiling before you take the elevator up to the observation deck. Here you listen to a free audio commentary of the many sights of the city, eat something at the revolving restaurant or have a snack at the cafe. There is also a small souvenir shop.
Entry for adults is 20 ringgits.
The World's fourth tallest TV Tower
Shortly before the Petronas Twin Towers were occupied the Menara Kuala Lumpur was opened, exactly on 23 July 1996.
It is a 421 metre high TV tower, sitting in the heart of the city, only two blocks from the Petronas Towers, surrounded by 11 hectares of forest reserve. Another one of those green surprises of the city centre.
Menara Kuala Lumpur is the fourth tallest telecommunication tower in the world, after CN Tower in Canada (553 metres), Ostankino Tower in Russia (540) and Shanghai Tower in China (468).
There is an observation deck at 276 metres, including a revolving restaurant.
Open daily 10am to 10pm
Admission 8 RM
Menara KL Sdn. Bhd., Jalan Puncak, off Jalan P. Ramlee
A better view compared to Petronas skybridge
After visiting Petronas Twin Towers, you will be impressed with the construction, but not the view. A better option wil be going to Menara. The observation deck 276 meters above the ground, provides better angles and you can spend as much time as you wish. You can also borrow audiovisual guides that describe what you can see from each window. The entrance fee is 20 RM per person.
This big communication tower officially known as Menara Tower was built in 1995 and is used for communication purposes. It´s the fifth tallest tower in the world ( the antenna reaches 421 mts). The tower has an observation deck with wonderfuls views of the city (audio tours available in different languages).
View KL at the Menara telecommunications tower!
KL tower is located at the western edge of the Golden Triangle and it soars at a height of 421 metres, the fourth highest telecommunications tower in the world.
Visitors will need to pass through a security check before riding the lift to the viewing deck for a superb panorama of the city from a dizzy altitude of 276 metres (note: the Petronas Towers Skybridge is only 146 metres).
It costs about MYR15 per adult and MYR9 per child which includes an audio tour and binoculars. Opening hours are from 9am to 10pm and last ticket is selling at 9:30pm.
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On the top of KL
Menara KL is a good start to get to know KL as it offers you a good panoramic view over the city.
* With 421 meters height, Menara KL is the 4th tallest telecommunication tower in the world. Standing on the small hill Bukit Nanas of about 90 meters above the sea, Menara KL is therefore the highest monument in KL, even highest than the Petronas Tower with 452 meters height!!!
* Getting on the top of the building is also an adventure as you will take the fastest lift in the world.
THE OBSERVATION DECK & THE REVOLVING RESTAURANT "Seri Melayu"
* These are the 2 options to go on the top of the tower.
* There is an interesting event once a year where you can see people doing base jumping from the top of the tower. They usually base jump for 2 to 3 days in September. The view is quite impressive as you will see Menara KL suddenly surrounded with lots of colorful parachutes!
* For those who like parties, there are some big outdoor parties organised a few times a year at the foot of the tower. There is at least a big one during the Sepang Formula 1 Grand Prix in March.
INFORMATION for the OBSERVATION DECK
* Entrance fee: 20 RM/Adult & 10 RM/Child
* Opened daily from 9am to 10pm.
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