Across the world, and across centuries, the globe has witnessed the conception and creation of a number of monuments and towers which are affiliated with various religions and often have a significant religious association. The Tower of Babel that is referred to in the Book of Genesis of the Bible is one such example. In recent times, this tradition appears to have developed and manifested in physical and tangible buildings and the Kuala Lumpur Tower is no doubt one such creation.
Whether you are in the capital of Malaysia on a pre-arranged tour, a private vacation or whether you are residing in 4 star hotels in Kuala Lumpur or simply staying with family of friends, the Kuala Lumpur Tower is a must visit. Conveniently located in the city itself and in the vicinity of the new stylistic Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral, the tower functions as the Islamic Falak Observatory and thereby plays an important role in the determination of Islamic religious festivals and celebrations such as Ramadhan, Syawal and Aidladha.
Designed by Kumpulan Senireka, the Tower also serves as the highest viewing point in the city. While construction commended in 1991, it took another three years for the completed Tower to see the light of day. Given its height, it is also utilised for various communications purposes and is the seventh tallest of its kind in the world. Its height is rivalled only by the Japanese Tokyo Sky Tree, the Canadian CN Tower, the Chinese Oriental Pearl Tower and a handful of others. However, visitors need not fear the height for the Tower is equipped with an elevator to ensure that the spectacular view of the Malaysian skyline does not take too long to reach. For those who want to make an outing out of visiting this attraction, its architect has certainly not been remiss in adding a restaurant with some truly amazing views. To make this experience even more special, the restaurant revolves periodically ensuring that you are given a panorama view of the city without the hassle of actually moving around. Enjoy your stay in Kuala Lumpur and do not forget to visit the Tower.
Umanga Kahandawaarachchi is a passionate travel writer who writes under the pen name, Maggie Tulliver. Her field of writing covers a wide array of content and articles related to travel and hospitality industry.