What do you do when you have friends visiting from the States? And these are not just your friends. These are the people whom you grew up with and have lost touch with ever since they left the country, never to be seen again until many years later in the unforeseeable future. These are the ones you hung out with because they lived next door to you and happen to be your neighbours too!
Well, what my family did was to bring them for an unforgettable journey high up in the sky. I bring to you, the sights and sounds of the surroundings at the KL Tower! It was more of a Photowalk Sunday or a Photowalk Weekend, but because I’m posting it up today, I’ll call it the Photowalk Wednesday.
Let me tell you a little bit about the Kuala Lumpur (KL) Tower before I continue with the photo-bombardment.
Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the KL Tower, as it is fondly known by locals and tourists alike, is the 7th tallest freestanding tower in the world. The construction of the tower began on October 4, 1991 and was completed on March 1, 1995 before it was opened to the public on July 23, 1996. It was a phase-by-phase construction so it took a few years before it was fully completed. There was even a tall and intimidating jelutong tree (below) just next to the tower, which was claimed to be as tall as the tower. I believe not as the tree was still growing and has yet to reach the estimated height of the tower.
The KL Tower is often used for communication purposes and features an antenna that reaches the height of approximately 421 metres (1,381 feet). The roof of the pod is at 335 metres (1,099 feet), while the rest of the tower below is home to a stairwell and an elevator that allows visitors to reach the upper deck. The upper deck contains a revolving restaurant called Atmosphere 360, which presents diners with the opportunity of eating while enjoying a panoramic view of the city.
Thus ends my introduction of the tower and begins our short and sweet photowalk of the surrounding area as well as the partial aerial views of the city centre from the revolving restaurant!
One could see literally everything from one’s vantage point at 282 metres high. You could see the day turn to dusk (below) …
… to the breathtaking sunset hues in the sky ablaze and fiery (below) …
… to the evening blues as night approaches (below) …
… to the curtains of darkness that drew the day to a close (below).
You could see the river of lights from the endless traffic (below). You could see the rest of the world being lit from ground up to the highest peak. You could see everything.
It was an amazing experience, both for my family as well as the friends-cum-neighbours who dropped by last week for a visit. It was a visit not to be forgotten as it comes with a back story that led to this discovery. As they always say, the rest is history because all that mattered was their visit, their presence, and the enjoyable moments we had with them.
The food was great (it was served buffet-style) and the customer service was impeccable at Atmosphere 360, the revolving restaurant. The only downside was the birthday party that a family had for their one-year-old daughter. Because there were so many kids running around and screaming, I found it hard to enjoy my meal. Otherwise, everything was fantastic!