The mere mention of Kuala Lumpur will instantly make you think of gigantic shopping centers, torturous traffic, fun-filled and exciting theme parks, mouthwatering street food and bustling eateries. As the capital city o Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur never fails to capture the hearts of both tourists and locals alike with its abundant attractions and opportunities that you cannot simply find anywhere else.
Among the oldest and most famous spots in Kuala Lumpur is none other than Bukit Nanas, which serves as the home to the world’s fifth tallest telecommunication tower, the KL Tower. Even though Bukit Nanas is popular for its tranquility and serenity right in the middle of the booming and contemporary metropolis, most people still need to discover and explore the hidden attractions and gems that this sprawling verdure has in store for everyone.
The Skies Within Reach
Forget KLCC, one of the newest sightseeing and adrenaline-pumping experience is located at the Sky Box KL Towers, which opened its doors to the public for the very first time on May 20, 2016. Found 300 meters from the ground, Sky Box is an extension from Sky Deck ledge, and if you are a faint-hearted, this one’s not for you because this is completely made from glass, letting visitors enjoy an unobstructed and panoramic view of Kuala Lumpur.
From its completion back in 1996, the Menara Kuala Lumpur or KL Tower served as an icon for Malaysia before the limelight was transferred to KL Twin Towers one year later. What most people don’t know is that the KL Tower combines Western architectural technology and Eastern designs, with its interior bearing a touch of Islamic motifs to commemorate the Islamic heritage of the country. Its main lobby is adorned with glass-clad domes created and arranged in the form of Murqanas by Esfahan’s Iranian craftsmen.
Take a Breath of Fresh Air
A guaranteed breath of fresh air located right amidst the bustling and hustling city center is KL Forest Eco-Park, a tiny patch of greenery recognized to be the sole virgin tropical rainforest at the very heart of Kuala Lumpur. Wildlife is abundant at the forest reserve with a variety of flora and fauna that found refuge in its premises. Dubbed as the Green Lung of Kuala Lumpur, KL Forest Eco-Park boasts of paved footpaths for wonderful nature trails, which include the stunning 200-meter canopy walk wherein visitors can indulge a light trek with enjoyable aerial view of treetops and the beautiful city beyond.
Treasures for Your Palate
Do you want to grab some snacks after spending a whole day of adventure in the reserve? Well, there’s no need to worry since you can always relish in the local fanfare located at Lot 10 Hutong, basically a gourmet heritage village offering signature cuisine of Malaysia from famous eateries, all of which can be found under a single roof within the comforts of an air conditioned food court. To relish a more authentic experience, the famous Yut Kee Kopitiam, just a short distance away from KL Tower, is where locals are raving about their signature pork bread or Roti Babi, Kaya Toast and Beef Rendang.
If you want to have a different kind of entertainment, make sure you visit Bukit Nanas.