New Delhi, India
June 10, 2003
We visited Menara on the very first day we arrived in KL; and after we’d fished out the entry fees (a solid RM15 per person), we were herded, along with a group of other tourists, into a lift headed for the top of the tower. The lift whizzed up to the observatory deck at an ear-popping speed, and there we were- looking out over the city. At the top, there are personalised audio presentations- each on a walkman which you can clap onto your head- which allow you to view all of Kuala Lumpur from the top of Menara, at your own pace, telling you exactly what you’re seeing from so-and-so-window, etc, etc.
And what you can see is really most of the capital city: the Parliament, the National Mosque, the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, the Petronas Twin Towers, Central Market and a number of nearby mosques and churches (one in Chinatown, liberally besprinkled with Chinese lettering all over its otherwise very European twin-spired façade).
If for nothing else, Menara’s worth visiting just to see the city below.
From journal A Brief Visit to KL