The capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, is known by the locals as simply KL. The city is home to towering sky scrapers, multi-lane highways and many iconic British colonial buildings like the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station. It is also one of Southeast Asia’s favourite shopping destinations with options from the swankiest shopping malls housing the world’s top brands to street markets where one-of-a-kind trinkets and local street food draw the crowds. If you are looking for a hotel in Kuala Lumpur, pick a central location to get front row seats to all the city’s wonderful sights and sounds.
Malaysia has put itself on the map with the famous Petronas Towers. They rank among the world’s tallest towers of modern Islamic design. The eighty eight story, glass and steel clad twin high rises rise above the city at four hundred and fifty one meters tall and have dominated the modern skyline since their completion in 1996. Alongside the towers stands the Menara KL Tower, which is a telecommunications and broadcasting tower that stands at a lofty four hundred and twenty one metres. This gleaming white tower with its spindle-like apex can be seen from almost anywhere in the capital and appears to be taller than the Petronas Towers because it has been erected atop the Bukit Nanas or Pineapple Hill. The Kuala Lumpur Tower’s observation deck is two hundred and seventy six metres above ground, easily surpassing the Petronas Towers’ ‘Skybridge’ by at least one hundred metres. Another majestic addition to the city’s skyline is the Berjaya Times Square Hotel which provides luxurious accommodation with sweeping views that include the twin towers and Menara KL Tower.
An entrance fee of thirty eight ringgit is charged per adult and twenty eight ringgit for a child. Choose from a selection of languages, plug in the headphones provided and you will be given a commentary of what can be seen from the observation deck. A revolving restaurant on the floor above is open for lunch and dinner.
Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.