Monday, March 16, 2009


To experience the exhilarating view from the KL Tower, you can go to the 335-metre high observation deck on a high-speed lift. From here, the city's eccentric architecture and lush greenery will be laid out before you.

The Bukit Nanas Forest reserve, also known as the 'Green Lung' of KL City, is located just beside the KL Tower. This uniquely 'real' plot of ancient rainforest offers a walking trail and has flora and fauna indigenous to Malaysia. Here, you get the frankly surreal opportunity to see colourful butterflies, insects, monkeys, squirrels and exotic birds in their natural habitat - all within earshot of the hum of downtown traffic!

The latest attraction at KL Tower and Bukit Nanas is a reverse bungee called The G-Force. Not for the faint of heart, your ride will be recorded and given to you on a DVD.

On top of the KL Tower is the Seri Angkasa revolving restaurant where you can sample an international buffet spread while watching a continuously revolving view of the Kuala Lumpur skyline.

Key Tips
It is an uphill walk to the tower from the downtown streets, so if you are not overly fond of the heat and/or walking, do take a taxi. There are occasionally traditional and contemporary musical performances here, so get in touch with the tower information desk before you go.

How to get there
By Monorail or Taxi
The easiest way to get to the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve is via the KL Monorail and PUTRA LRT. The nearest PUTRA LRT station to Kuala Lumpur Tower is the Dang Wangi station. You could also take the KL Monorail and disembark at the Bukit Nanas station. From there you need to either take a taxi or walk up Jalan Sultan Ismail then turn right on Jalan P. Ramlee, and right again up the hill. The KL Tower entrance will be on your left.

Who to contact
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Accommodation Overview
Kuala Lumpur offers a full range of accommodation, from basic backpacker's hostels to 5-star hotels.

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