If you fancy an afternoon looking all over Kuala Lumpur, you couldn't do better than by visiting the Menara KL, or KL Tower in the downtown area.The views are spectacular and depending on the weather on the day, you can all over the Klang Valley and beyond.
We booked afternoon tea vouchers via Groupon (www.groupon.my) and booked two days in advance to ensure that there was space for us. Very cheap at 260MYR (60GBP) for the four of us (two adults and two teens). However, if you buy on the day, the prices are significantly higher. Would recommend checking online before you decide to visit for cheaper tickets.
The entrance to the tower can be a little hectic with people trying to get up the tower however we waited around 10 minutes to get into the lift. It was rather hot and humid but this is the tropics and you expect this.The lift to the top takes around a minute to assent to the revolving restaurant at the top of the tower. We were greeted and shown to our table on the inside section of the area. The first thing that hits you is the actual floor moving, and then the views. The food at the afternoon tea buffet caters to the local pallet, with noodles, rice, curry, the mainstay. However, there was a reasonably good salad bar and sandwiches. Fruit punch is complementary and free flowing during the period. However, if you want water, you have to purchase at 3MYR (65pence) per bottle.
It takes around an hour for the restaurant to rotate 1 revolution and you can move around freely to take pictures.
In our ticket, we also were allowed to visit the observation deck below the restaurant. However, this is quite busy with a lot of people going to see the views, as well as some low end souvenir shops. If you go to the restaurant, I would give the observation deck a miss. Additionally. there is a small aquarium at the base, however, don't pay extra for this - go to the KLCC convention centre aquarium instead.
On the whole an enjoyable experience and we would recommend this to anyone visiting Kuala Lumpur.
Remember to check Groupon for cheap deal tickets.
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