Kuala Lumpur tower or Menara Kuala Lumpur's construction began in 1991 and was completed in 1996. It was officially opened by former Prime Minister of Malaysia Tun Dr. Mahathir on 1 October 1996. It is used for telecommunication purposes and features an antenna that reaches a total height of 421 metres (1,381 ft). It now stands as the seventh tallest tower in the world.
The tallest tower in the world is the 634 m Tokyo Skytree in Japan followed by the 600 m Canton Tower in Guangzhou, China. Third is the 553 m CN Tower in Canada followed by the 540 m Ostankino Tower in Moscow, Russia. Fifth is the 468 m Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai, China and sixth is the 435 m Borj-e Milad tower in Iran.
The KL Tower International Day Night Towerthon Challenge is held on this tower annually where participants raced to the top of the tower at a height of 288m by using staircases.
Once up the tower, you will be able to see the beautiful scenery of Kuala Lumpur. There are paid binoculars that are located on each section of the tower. However, it is always better to bring your own binocular as the paid binoculars can be quite crowded at certain time of the day. If you do not have your own binocular, ensure that you bring enough coins to be used for using the binoculars.
Blue Coral Aquarium on the tower is another attraction that you can go. See the sharks and other fishes around you at this aquarium.
Experience the F1 Simulator at the tower by purchasing packages that include this ride.
Experience 6D motion simulated wild ride at the base of the tower.
You can look up at the various packages available before buying the tickets.
The tower is opened daily from 9:00am to 10:00pm. Last admission to the tower is at 9:30pm.
There is a restaurant called Atmosphere 360 Revolving Restaurant where you can dine and enjoy the beautiful scenery and glittering lights of the city of Kuala Lumpur. Make sure you call up to make reservation as this restaurant is packed most of the time. The maximum capacity is 250 persons a time.
Pricing is from RM50/pax onwards.
KL Forest Eco Park
Previously known as Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, remember to take a walk and enjoy the oldest forest reserve in the city. There are jogging tracks, open-air gymnasium, birds and a fantastic view of the city from this park. Guided tour at regular interval is provided but remember to bring along your towel as it can be quite humid and hot in the afternoon.
The recently completed 200m canopy walk is the longest in the city.
Getting To KL Tower
The tower is located at Jalan Puncak. You can take the KL Monorail to Bukit Nanas station where you can take a 10 minutes walk to the main gate at Jalan Puncak. You can also take the GOKL free shuttle bus and stop at Menara Hap Seng. From here, the free shuttle service at an interval of 15 minutes is available from 9:00am to 6:00pm for you to reach the tower. After 6:00pm, it is better to take a taxi to the tower.
The basic entrance fees to the Observation Deck:
Adult: From RM53
Children(4-12 years old): RM33
There are other packages available as well depending on your interests.
Further enquiry can be obtained by calling the tower hotline at:
Tel: +603 2020 5444