Travel Plus: The KL Tower (Or Kevin goes up yet another tall building)
Summer adventures to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur
Contents (It’s LONG and probably will change).
- Seriously – Take a holiday!
- Morning Manoeuvres in the dark, Terminal 5 and Galleries South
- BA776 London Heathrow to Stockholm Arlanda (Club Europe)
- Exploring Stockholm on the cheap (Travel Plus!)
- Back to Arlanda, Stockholm Arlanda Lounge
- QR168 Stockholm Arlanda to Doha (Hamad International Airport) – (Business Class)
- Six Hours in at Al Mourjan Doha’s Lounge
- QR944 Doha – Singapore Changi International (Business Class)
- Intercontinental Singapore
- Exploring Singapore by boat
- From the Top of the Marina Sands
- Back to Changi T2, SATS Lounge
- MH624 Singapore to Kuala Lumpur International Airport
- Into KL, Holiday Inn Express KLCC, Kuala Lumpur
- Adventures in KL
- KL Tower (or yes, Kevin is in yet another tall building)
- Back to KLIA
- MH611 Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Singapore Changi
- Exploring Singapore again
- Back to Premium, dnata lounge, Singapore T3
- QR947 Singapore Changi to Doha (Business Class)
- A Dash through Doha…
- QR169 Doha – Stockholm Arlanda (Business Class)
- From Premium to Economy
- BA777 Stockholm Arlanda to London Heathrow
- Long way home
- I need another break…
With aching feet, and a tired shoulder (plus, the annoyance of carrying my camera gear), I got an Uber from the Holiday Inn Express over to the KL Tower. Yes. I could had walked, but my left big toe was unhappy with me over the night before in Singapore still.
Uber was pretty easy to use in Singapore – with UberExec cheap over short distances (and UberX’s being rare in a lot of cases).
Pretty soon, I was at the tower.
There are two levels to the KL Tower – an Observation Deck and the SkyDeck. The SkyDeck ticket comes in at RM105, whilst Observation Deck is half the price at RM52.00.
Why do you want the SkyDeck?
Because to quote the words of John Lennon “Above us only Sky“. So yes, cool air – the best aircon out there, and unobstructed views with no glass in the way.
I like these things.
I paid my dues, and got a form I had to complete before I would be allowed through the viewing deck. Yes. They make you sign an indemnity form.
Once completed and on the Skydeck on the KL Tower – I was able to explore the open world infront of me. And I like this. A lot.
There are also glass bottomed sections for those seeking thrills or Instagram opportunities. I skipped them mostly.
For those who are thinking of bringing a drone for fabulous footage – there’s a warning for you…
Ok, I admit I’m cheating as you’ll never get this amount of black in real life. There’s too much light pollution in the area. I’ve reduced the exposure to under a second, and increased the shutter speed to something silly.
Whilst the temperature wasn’t dropping much, tiredness was turning into an issue. I therefore headed down to the observation deck for a few circles.
Could this be a new thing to do in life? Travel around the world to go up tall towers?
There’s even something for the #avgeek too, with a shop selling model airplanes.
I didn’t do much photography on the lower deck (mainly due to the glare from the glass) so I headed back downstairs and hailed another UberExec to take me back to the hotel… or rather next door to the hotel.
Why? There’s a Family Mart next door.
Don’t judge me.
With an early start and a busy day coming, I opted for a traditional Japanese meal. Not instant noodles…. but … .
Less than RM10… and enough to snack on before the joy of the morning.
Overall: Whilst you won’t get to cross between two towers, The KL Tower offers great views at a reasonable price. Oh, and it’s open 7 days a week. Unlike the Petronas Towers…
Next: Time to head back to Singapore – Back to KLIA.
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