Following the free entrance fee campaign for the entire month of July, KL Tower saw a surge of visitors.
Text & Photography by Jan Yong
The free entry for the observation deck of Kuala Lumpur Tower (better known as KL Tower) from July 1 – 31, as well as 50 per cent discount for the Sky Deck attracted tens of thousands of visitors, both foreign and domestic. The “We Are Free” campaign caused queues to swell everyday and quotas were imposed with each visitor being allowed about 30 – 45 minutes on the decks.
Chief executive officer Ainol Shaharina Sahar reportedly said it expected about 30,000 visitors in that month alone. The CEO also said the popular tourist attraction will continue to carry out various initiatives and special promotions throughout the year to attract more visitors.
Asian Property Review paid a visit during the recovery movement control order (RMCO), and discovered the standard operating procedures (SOPs) including social distancing to prevent the risk of Covid-19 transmission were strictly adhered to.
The view from the Sky Deck (335 metres) was stunning with three of the tallest buildings in Kuala Lumpur in full view– Petronas Twin Towers, The Exchange 106 and the still under construction Warisan Merdeka Tower (KL118). When completed, KL118 will be tallest building in Malaysia and Southeast Asia, and the second-tallest building in the world.
Completed in March 1995, the iconic KL Tower is a communications tower that features an antenna which increases its height to 421 metres and is the 7th tallest freestanding tower in the world. The roof of the pod is at 335 metres.
The iconic structure is used mainly for broadcasting and telecommunications purposes. It also doubles up as a tourist attraction featuring a revolving restaurant and two viewing decks, as well as souvenir and snack shops.