We went the wrong way and it took us a while to realize it. From the Apple Hotel in Jalan Alor, we saw a map plastered on one of its wall on how to get to the KL Tower—yup, Kuala Lumpur has another tower up its sleeve beside the celebrated Petronas Towers—we followed it and thought we were on the right road until we asked a local; we were directed to the opposite direction. Ugh.
Can we walk all the way there? We asked. The two girls we asked looked at each other and giggled. Definitely not! They replied.
Kuala Lumpur’s KL Tower has been the city’s icon until the Petronas Towers came along and stole its thunder. After almost four years of construction, it started gracing the shimmering skyline of the city by the mid-nineties. It stands 1,381 feet high, a hundred and one feet short against the twin towers of Petronas.
But the tower is still quite impressive and has even attracted numerous events like the annual race to its top, pitting contestants against its 22 levels with a total of 2,058 whopping steps. Let me take the elevator now, please.