Menara Kuala Lumpur Observation Deck (Enclosed Deck…)

The enclosed observation deck of the Kuala Lumpur Tower (KL Tower or Menara Kuala Lumpur) is FREE to locals and foreigners on long term visas BUT you must line up early as slots fill quickly (only 700 people being allowed to the top at once) and then I was only allowed to stay 20 minutes as apparently there was already a crowd waiting. I got there before 9AM and got a 10:30AM slot on a Tuesday… The outdoor observation deck is half-price but one never knows what the weather will be like here e.g. beautiful clear blue skies Tuesday morning but its been raining heavily by late afternoon/evening for the last few weeks… The last time I was at the top was in 2006 to the revolving restaurant/deck and 2002 to the enclosed observation deck…. The KL Tower is a communications tower located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Its construction was completed on 1 March 1995. It features an antenna that increases its height to 421 metres (1,381 feet) and is the 7th tallest freestanding tower in the world. The roof of the pod is at 335 metres (1,099 feet). The rest of the tower below has a stairwell and an elevator to reach the upper area, which also contains a revolving restaurant, providing diners with a panoramic view of the city. The KL Tower is the seventh tallest telecommunication tower in the world (after Tokyo Skytree in Japan, the Canton Tower in China, CN Tower in Canada, the Ostankino Tower in Russia, the Oriental Pearl Tower in China, and the Milad Tower in Iran). Built to enhance the quality of telecommunication services and the clarity of broadcasting, KL Tower is a symbol of Kuala Lumpur. The official groundbreaking for the Kuala Lumpur Tower was overseen by the 4th Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad on 1 October 1991. The structure is divided into five basic sections:
-The foundation base houses three basement floors for safety purposes, storage and maintenance work.
-The touristic building bears the administration office, souvenir shops and the 146-metre-long pedestrian mall with cascading pools.
-The tower shaft comprises 22 levels with four elevators and flights of stairs with a total of 2,058 steps.
-The tower head holds the public observation platform (276 m) and revolving restaurant, as well as the telecommunication and broadcasting stations.
– The antenna mast crowns the tower and is utilised for telecommunication and broadcasting transmissions. When constructing the KL Tower, the builders took special care to construct a retaining wall around a 100-year-old jelutong tree (Dyera costulata). The tower was moved at a cost of RM430,000 to avoid harming the monumental tree, which is found near the pedestrian mall.

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