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Tuesday, 9 May 2006

Playing Tourist - KL Tower

Haven't found anytime to go thru my pics until now, took these pics in February!!! We played tourist on one rainy late afternoon. My boiboi is always fascinated by the height, lightings and just about to be able to view KL Tower from most part of Kuala Lumpur as it is perked at 515m above sea level, hence we decided to take him up the tower. He just got up from his afternoon nap and was immediately perked up when we told him that we're bringing him to KL Tower.

Menara Kuala Lumpur is one of the tallest concrete towers in the world,standing at 421m and built with 45,000 cubic metres of sturdy concrete. Designed with vertical ribs on the external surface, the Tower weighs 100,000 tonnes and was built on no-piling, freestanding land. Menara Kuala Lumpur opulently stands as the tallest tower in Southeast Asia.

The four tallest towers in the world are CN Tower in Canada at 553m, Ostankino Tower in Russia at 537m, Shanghai Tower in China at 468m followed by Menara Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia at 421m.

Woohoooo I've been to the tallest and fourth tallest towers in the world :p CN Tower is way way cool as one of ther deck is an outdoor deck!!! Yeah the wind is strong but of course it's all wired around so you cannot jump off the tower hahaha. CN Tower also have a "glass floor". Scary ok to even stand on the edge of this see thru floor.

I can't remember how much we've paid for the entry to KL Tower since I did not paid for it but it's pretty cool now as they have Observation Deck . The last time I visited was kinda like around their pre-opening hahaha yeah that long but I've visited a few of times after that but mainly to dine at Seri Angkasa, a revolving restaurant (check out the prices!!!! The food there is nothing to shout about but the view was fantastic).

I took these pics from the Observation Deck. I did not have the tools to edit my pics except for cropping and resizing. Look at the pictureque view of Kuala Lumpur in 360 degree. Also check out how great is the Sony F505 zooming capability... it's 10x. Well its not as canggih as the newest model but hey this digicam is 7 years old already! It's the grand old daddy of all your digicams. How sad Boo_licious lost this same digicam model to a snatch thief recently!!! Oh yeah some photos are blurry cos it started to rain whilst we were up there. I've added some notes in Flickr.

This one is right smack in the city centre.

fm kl tower 01

Almost the same view but taken during a shower.

fm kl tower 09

This is zoomed-in Menara Olympia.

fm kl tower 09 - 10x zoom m olympia

St John's Institution Convent Bukit Nanas (thanks to wyejon for pointing this out). Anyone studied here before?

fm kl tower 12 - 10x st john

The flagpole at Dataran Merdeka.

fm kl tower 11 - 10x zoom dataran merdeka flagpole

Woohoo can even zoomed into Parliament.

fm kl tower 10 - 10x zoom parlimen

View towards Stadium Merdeka & Stadium Negara side.

fm kl tower 02

Zoomed into Stadium Merdeka & Stadium Negara.

fm kl tower 08 - 10x zoom stadium

Towards Renaissance Hotel & Concorde Hotel.

fm kl tower 03

Shangri-la & The Weld side. Did you spot Luna Bar??

fm kl tower 07

View towards err what's the area name... suddenly forgot... along Jalan Tun Razak.

fm kl tower 04

Took this view with normal setting...

fm kl tower 05 - natural

... same view using magenta filter setting, and...

fm kl tower 05 - magenta fliter

... red filter setting.

fm kl tower 05 - red filter

Just look at the's towards Ulu Klang and Ampang/Cheras side.

fm kl tower 06 - red filter

Zoomed into Concorde Hotel and further zoomed into Hard Rock Cafe logo on it's rooftop! This logo inspired us for a visit there. Watch out for my next post!

fm kl tower 13 - 10x concorde hotel

Did you know it's fun to play tourist in Kuala Lumpur once in a while? Try it one day.


whistler said...

too bad.. its' raining day.. I went up to the tower once using the stair case during the trinaton challenge, to climb this 400 over meter building.. nice view.

Babe_KL said...

whistler, it looked fab at nite too! pretty magical wid twinkling lights all over.

CFC said...

Whoa! That's my school!

Babe_KL said...

wow din know u r a johanian chow.

wyejon said...

ermm... that's not St. John's. That's actually Convent Bukit Nanas. SJI would be opposite the road from CBN (bottom side of picture).

Babe_KL said...

thanks wyejon for pointing out my mistake.