Friday, January 21, 2005

View from Kl Tower

The Kuala Lumpur Tower (Kl Tower/Menara Kuala Lumpur) offers a spectacular and breathtaking view of the city and its surroundings. It was rated as the fourth highest concrete tower (421 m) in the world as of its completion (1996) yet I believe this has somewhat been downgraded in recent years with newer structures but Kl tower is still one of the tallest edifice in the world moreso in Kuala lumpur. The other three before it are; CN Tower in Canada (553 meters), Ostankino Tower in Russia (537 meters) and Shanghai Tower in China (450 meters). Certainly a visit to Kl should not give this place a miss and visitors to Kl should at least visit the Tower at least once. Situated on Bukit Nenas it gives an unobstructed 360 degree view to visitors who can also take a peek into the multiple viewing scopes provided to get even more intimate with the city. Patrons could also enjoy a meal on its revolving restaurant (Sri Angkasa) which is available for booking for functions as well. It is a refreshing drive up with greenery from the Bukit Nenas forest reserve while various stalls are located along the boulevard at the foot of the Tower. Not forgetting are the nightspots and bars found nearby. Special care was given in preserving a 100 year old Jelutong tree near the construction site.

Tourists would have to make ticket purchases from the base and would be given a guided tour into the premise. The lift bank is adorned with a glass crystal dome (designed by Iranian craftsmen) and this must have been one of the fastest lift ride I've had up! The artistic decor is based on islamic designs with emphasis on geometric forms. Pictures taken from the deck can be great. Too bad these pictures were taken near the end of the haze season and thus a lack of visibility of the outermost city edges. All pictures below were taken from the public observation platform.

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