Did you know that the Menara Kuala Lumpur (KL Tower) is the 7th tallest telecommunications tower in the entire world? Yes, it is! It appears in the top 10, among other impressive towers from Japan, China, Canada, and Russia. As if that wasn’t enough, the structure is also home to a breathtaking Skybox, a 360-degree revolving restaurant, and a shopping mall featuring stunning cascading pools. The Kuala Lumpur Tourism Board recommends it as one of the must-sees attractions in the city!
If you plan on visiting, here are some of the more interesting things to do at the KL tower:
1. Go Skydiving From the Tower!
Now, this one isn’t for the faint-hearted! However, for the daredevils seeking a new challenge, the KL Tower International Jump Malaysia event held annually in September just might be the rush you’re looking for. The extreme sporting event has two jump times – day jumps (8 am – 6 pm) and night jumps (8 pm till 10 pm). You’ll be jumping from the KL Tower Sky Deck which is 300m above sea level.
If freefalling from a 300m platform sounds like your cup of tea, then this is the event for you. Jumping from the tower is definitely going to give adrenaline junkies what they are after – a heart thumping, once-in-a-lifetime experience. You’ll be provided with a parachute, of course!
2. See Tropical Animals at the Tower Zoo
If you are visiting Malaysia with your kids, then a trip to the zoo should be on your list of things to do at the tower. Not only will this KL Tower mini zoo visit be educational, but it’ll also be great fun seeing new animals. You and the kids may get a chance to interact with some of the friendly zoo residents and even feed some if you are visiting during feeding times! The zoo is open daily from 10 am to 9 pm. Admission fee for adults is RM32 per person and for children less than 11 years it’s RM27 per child. The zoo is located on the ground floor of Menara Tower.
3. Feast on Exotic Food at Atmosphere 360 Revolving Restaurant
Nothing beats going up to the KL Tower revolving restaurant after a day well spent to enjoy a sumptuous KL Tower dinner. Expect nothing but the finest food, both local and international cuisine. The restaurant is open from 11am until 11pm. The revolving restaurant is located on the topmost floor of the tower and offers stunning views of the city while you dine. It truly is an experience you shouldn’t pass up on. If you’re in Kuala Lumpur with your partner, the KL Tower restaurant is a great spot for a romantic dinner date too!
4. Shop Until You Drop at the Mall
Are you are visiting Kuala Lumpur as a tourist and keen on leaving the country with more than a t-shirt? Then head on over to the Tower Mall. The mall boasts a 145-meter stretch of shopping bliss. You’ll find everything you could ever need here. From souvenir shops selling trinkets, charms, maps, and fridge magnets to specialist shops with high-end designer goods. If you intend to do some retail therapy while you’re in Kuala Lumpur, then this is the place for you.
5. Face Your Fears in the Skybox
Experience life like never before in the Skybox. There’s something about standing in a transparent box that’s made of glass suspended high up in the sky. The heady feeling you get is so indescribable, you just have to experience it for yourself! If you’re afraid of heights, this might be a challenge worth trying. There’s no need to worry, you’ll be absolutely fine in this contraption – just don’t look down!
KL Tower entrance fee for Skybox is RM75 per person if you’re Malaysian and a MyKad holder. If you’re a foreigner, the ticket price is RM105 per person. Note that this fee includes entrance to both the Sky Deck and the Observation Deck. You’re allowed to take pictures at no extra cost at both attractions. The Skybox can take a maximum of three to six people (600kg) at any one time.
6. Go Star Gazing at the Observation Deck/Sky Deck
The KL Tower Observation Deck allows you to see the city in all its beauty from a bird’s eye viewpoint. The deck is open daily from 9am until 10pm. (You also have to be at least 13 years old to go up). If you’re particularly fond of taking photographs, morning and late afternoon is a great time to capture the perfect shot overlooking the city. Nothing beats watching the sunset from such a stunning vantage point.
If you’re into star gazing, the observation deck is a great place to spend time tracking stars and mapping the sky. In fact, the tower is used by Muslim scholars to observe the emergence of the crescent moon that signifies the start of Ramadhan, the Muslim fasting month.
Ready to visit the KL Tower?
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