While on our trip to Kuala Lumpur (the capitol of Malaysia) the group stopped at the KL tower. We were very fortunate to get our own personal tour guide, after telling some of the employees that we were a group of students from America. Before going to the top, the group watched a short video about the construction and general information of the tower. Personally I thought the video was very educational and interesting. From the video we learned that the tower was 276 meters tall, is the largest communication building in Malaysia and Southeast Asia, is the 4th tallest in the world, and opened in 1996. Our tour guide also talked about an event that is held at the tower, where people from all over the world come and jump (parachute) off the top of the building. I don’t think I will be partaking in that event anytime soon. After getting some very cool water bottles that were in the shape of the tower, we headed some 200 meters up to the observation deck.
The views were amazing; it seemed like you could see forever and ever. If you are afraid of heights, then this would not have been your cup of tea. There were some areas where you could lean and see straight down. My personal favorite view was that of the Twin Towers (Petronas Towers). We could even see Batu Caves, which the group visited on Monday morning. The observation deck held a few souvenir shops, and a display of other tall towers from around the world.