At 421m, the Kuala Lumpur Tower is the sixth largest telecommunications tower in the world. It was constructed between 1991 and 1995 for Telekom Malaysia. Because it is built on a hill (Bukit Nanas, or Pineapple Hill), the KL Tower actually appears taller than the Petronas Towers. Malaysia’s Islamic tradition is reflected here. The interior features Arabic script, and other Islamic motifs. The tower also acts as an Islamic falak observatory.
This is the best place to get a view of Kuala Lumpur. The observation deck is both cheaper and taller, than those at the Petronas Towers. The ground floor features souvenir shopping, a restaurant, and a theater that shows a movie about the tower. There’s also a revolving restaurant up top called Berputar Sri Angkasa, which serves fare from around the world. The restaurant is a bit pricey, but the views are fantastic. Around the tower is a ten hectare jungle reserve. It’s a great place to relax for a bit before moving on to your next destination.
Address: Jalan Punchak, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
Hours: Observation deck open 09:00-22:00 daily; Bukit nanas Forest Reserve open 07:00-18:00 daily
No admission to Jungle Reserve.