KL Tower is one of Kuala Lumpur’s most iconic sights after the Petronas Twin Towers, standing proudly in the city’s skyline.
But beyond the fact that it’s pretty tall – 421 meters, to be specific – not many Malaysians, particularly KLites, are aware of all the cool things you can do there. (I only discovered it myself when several friends from overseas told me.)
So whether you’ve got friends from foreign lands visiting or you simply want to be a tourist for a day, KL Tower should be on your bucket list – you can easily spend an entire day here!
The indoor Observation Deck offers a panoramic vista of Kuala Lumpur that is second to none. Open from 9.00am to 10.00pm every day throughout the entire year, you can even zoom in and get a closer view through the binoculars stationed around the deck.
Want an even better bird’s eye view? Check out the open-air Sky Deck, the highest vantage point at KL Tower.
If you’re feeling even more adventurous, step into the Sky Box, where you can get the best Instagram-worthy photos of the cityscape. Inspired by Eureka Skydeck 88 in Melbourne, you’re completely surrounded by glass panels that extend from the Sky Deck, with nothing below you but several inches of glass and steel.
The Sky Box can accommodate up to six people at a time. We hope you’re not afraid of heights, or you may get vertigo!
For the animal lovers, the mini zoo is a must-visit. The zoo houses a variety of cute critters from around the world, such as meerkats, raccoons, and bat-eared foxes, which are sure to have you cooing over how adorable they are!
Blue Coral Aquarium
Make like a mermaid and explore the wonders of the Blue Coral Aquarium. The aquarium features a wide range of colorful and fascinating sea creatures such as spotted cardinalfish, fire clownfish, reef sharks, anemones, starfish, pufferfish and other species.
Upside Down House
No need to go all the way to Hawkins, Indiana to visit the Upside Down – just head over to the Upside Down House at the entrance to KL Tower. (Albeit it’s a far less scary version.)
You’ll feel like Alice in Wonderland as you wander through the charming two-storey English cottage that’s been set completely upside-down, furniture and all. Open from 9.00am to 7.00pm daily, visitors will have fun posing and taking photos in all sorts of whimsical scenes.
KL Forest Eco Park
If you need a break from the city’s concrete pavements and skyscrapers and long for a bit of nature, you won’t even need to look outside the city – Kuala Lumpur actually has its own forest reserve right at the base of KL Tower.
The Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve is the oldest gazetted forest reserve in the country, and is home to a Jelutong Tree that dates back to nearly a century ago.
Covering an area of approximately 9.3 hectares, the tropical rainforest is a welcome refuge from the city. I’d definitely recommend the Canopy Walk, which takes you up to 200 meters above ground and spans from one end of the park to the other.
Choose your adventure at XD Theater, where you have your pick of several 6D simulation rides. You’ll want to hold on to your seat as you’re taken through an exciting interactive experience, complete with lighting and wind effects.
F1 Simulator Zone
Open from 9.00am to 10.00pm, you can pretend to be the next Lewis Hamilton at the F1 Simulator Zone. Its heart-thumping audio and visuals will have you feeling like you’re actually in the hot seat of an F1 car.
Atmosphere 360 Restaurant
Wind down from a fun-filled day at Atmosphere 360, where you can catch one of the best views of sunset over Kuala Lumpur. The revolving restaurant’s fiber-optic ceiling lights give the illusion of dining al fresco underneath a starry night sky.
Offering a wide selection of buffet meals for lunch and dinner, you can enjoy a sumptuous feast carefully crafted by the restaurant’s resident chef using the freshest ingredients. An à la carte menu and cocktails are also available.
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