Sometimes called Menara Tower, or Menara KL, but more commonly known as the KL Tower (which I will call it in this review), this is definitely a must-see for any visitor to Kuala Lumpur, giving you nice views of the city.
Built and opened in 1995, the tower is mainly used to transmit TV and radio signals throughout the city. While not the tallest in the city, it does give a better view and experience than the Petronas Towers (from what I hear). And you get to see the Petronas Towers, though the KL Tower itself is not eyesore either. But that is another story.
Depending on which train you take, you would have to get off either at Dangi Wang on the MRT, or Bukit Nanas on the Monorail. The Monorail stop is closer to the tower than the MRT one.
There is a free shuttle bus that takes you to the ticket desk and entrance to the building. Believe me, you will want to take it, since the walk up along the driveway, is pretty long. Especially if you have not gotten used to the hot weather in Southeast Asia.
There are 2 admission options, with one of them including a trip to the observation and open decks, and the other being the observation deck only. The open deck is the highest floor of the tower, and is open air, with no obstructions in the way. But also, there are no barriers that could prevent a fall off the building. Maybe that would explain the waiver that I had to sign back at the admission desk before entering. And you may get the case of the vertigo.
The observation deck is completely indoors. While air-conditioned, the view can be obstructed, depending on where you stand. And there are noisy vendor stalls there as well, and more crowded than the open deck.
There are other extras, like a theater experience, but I don't think they are worth the money. And there the Malaysian Cultural Village, but it did not seem to be much.
A trip to the open deck is very much recommended, and really, makes the visit to KL Tower very much worth it.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.