Although a major landmark in Kuala Lumpur, I admit that I have never been to Menara Kuala Lumpur (KL Tower) before until late May when I was there to attend the launch of Eat.Travel.Doodle.
Firstly, the location is a little way out for me because I use public transport, and secondly, what business do I have at a telecommunications tower, right?
Well, I am happy that I had to go and it is not as inconvenient as I had thought. Taking Uber from KL Sentral where I arrived from Ipoh on the ETS only costs RM9.88.
As it was my first trip there, ‘everything’ was new to me. But KL Tower just launched its latest attraction and obviously, I took the chance to check it out, since I was already there.
It is the Skybox at the Sky Deck. What’s a Skybox, you may ask? Basically, it is a see-through observation deck suspended out of the Sky Deck that offers a panoramic view of Kuala Lumpur’s cityscape.
Only six people can enter the ‘box’ at any one time. It boasts a height of 421 metres above sea level, so it may not be everyone’s cup of tea.
Visitors have to remove their shoes when they enter the box. I found that it is very slippery if I were to wear my socks. Walking barefoot is not as slippery/scary.
Oh yeah, we had to sign an indemnity form before going to the Skybox. The fact that we had to sign it doesn’t augur well for those who suffer from acrophobia!
Oh another thing is, if you did not bring along your own camera or if you travel alone, fret not. You can always purchase your photo from the professional photographer on standby. It is only RM37 per piece.
Ticket price is RM105 (Standard) and RM75 (MyKad). However, KL Tower is presently running a promotion until July 31, 2016 where you can enjoy up to 35% discount!
Another fairly new attraction at KL Tower is the KL Forest Eco-Park canopy walk. Well, it is not IN KL Tower itself but they both share Bukit Nanas, so you need to go to the KL Tower grounds in order to access KL Forest Eco-Park.
The 280-metre long canopy walk with a height of up to 37 metres affords visitors the chance to walk amongst the tall trees. This RM5 million project which began in 2013 was completed after two years.
I have included numerous shots of the canopy walk to give you a better idea of it. Walking its entire length requires about 30 minutes but the canopy walk itself is only about twenty percent of the entire trail of the eco-park on Bukit Nanas.
At this time of writing, admission to KL Forest Eco Park is free-of-charge. Opening hours are from 8am to 5pm daily.
And then, of course, there is the KL Tower Mini Zoo. This isn’t a new attraction but it was new to me. Opening hours are from 10am to 9pm daily. Ticket prices are RM32 (adult), RM27 (child below 90cm and senior citizen).
On June 8 2016, KL Tower unveiled yet another attraction. It is the Kuala Lumpur Upside Down House within the compound of KL Tower. As you can see from my photo, it was not ready when I was there in late May.
Kuala Lumpur Upside Down House is open from 9am to 7pm daily. It is currently running a promotion until August 4, 2016. Admission ticket is RM15 (adult) and RM10 (child) for MyKad and MyKid holders only.
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