Have you been to KL Tower before? KL Tower is located at Jalan P. Ramlee, within the Kuala Lumpur Golden Triangle. It is not hard to notice the KL Tower, situated on a small hilltop in the middle of busy Kuala Lumpur city.
There are some things you can do inside KL Tower but what about things to do near KL Tower (read: outside)?
If you’re visiting KL Tower soon, you should spend some time exploring some of the goodness near this Kuala Lumpur green lung. Not only are some of these activities fun to do, they are also healthy and could definitely re-introduce you to loving the nature – as it should be – even in the city.
Things To Do Near Or Outside KL Tower
Do you think you only need to be inside KL Tower to enjoy the tower and city? Wrong. There are some things outside KL Tower that would definitely be appreciated by nature lovers, animal lovers and art lovers alike.
If you never knew we had this near Malaysia’s KL Tower or if you’ve never been to any of these lists, then maybe you should visit these places when you come to KL Tower soon.
KL Tower Mini Zoo
The KL Tower Mini Zoo is located outside KL Tower Lobby. The zoo holds up to its name, “mini”, yet there are quite a number of animals that can be found at the zoo.
KL Tower Mini Zoo houses animals like cute meerkats, cheeky squirrel monkeys, large “land” turtles, cuddly rabbits and many more. They share the same walking space as visitors so if you’re brave, you can touch them. However, please DO NOT stress them with loud noises, camera flashes or pull on their tails and such.
There is a pathway that will bring visitors to another section of the mini zoo, which is the aviary. There are quite a number of different birds you can find here and they are very friendly to visitors. You can purchase bird food at a very cheap price and feed them as they perch on your hands or shoulders. Again, let me remind you DO NOT pull out the birds’ feathers, squeeze them or stress them in any way.
Of course there are reptiles in the mini zoo as well, kept safely in glass aquariums ranging from phytons to iguanas. Most of the time these reptiles are either hidden from view or just sleeping in the day.
My favourite animal at KL Tower Mini Zoo would probably be the Alpacas. I have always loved Alpacas, especially when I last went to Australia. I fell in love with their soft and fluffy fur (however, I do not approve of Alpaca fur trade) and always wished I could have one or two as pets. I love their bushy eyebrows too. At the KL Tower Mini Zoo, you can also purchase food for the Alpacas at a cheap price and feed them.
If you’re an animal lover, you should come to the KL Tower Mini Zoo when you visit KL Tower. It would be a great way to teach your kids about respect and love for animals too, if you have children.
Adult: RM32, Children/Senior Citizen: RM27
*Free admission for children below 90cm in height
KL Tower Upside Down House
Opened a few years ago, the KL Tower Upside Down House is not one easily missed, especially since there’s an upside down yellow Morris 1974 car at the entrance. The KL Tower Upside Down House is built with a “cottage house” concept.
I liked the colourful interior and even though you cannot fit more than 25 people at once, the upside down house is spacious enough for you to not bump into each other at one time. There are many rooms to explore including a living room, a bedroom, baby’s nursery room, a dining room, a kitchen, a bathroom and an attic. Yes, the KL Tower Upside Down House is a double-storey cottage.
It is a fun place to visit with friends, take weird and funny photos so that you can post them up of social media. Children would love this upside down house too, although sometimes some children might get confused of the upside down furniture, toys and things.
Outside of the KL Tower Upside Down House is a well-kept garden with some mini attractions of its own. So make way to the back of the house and take some picture outdoors as well.
Adult: RM20, Children: RM15
KL Tower Forest Eco Park
The KL Tower Forest Eco Park was formerly known as Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve. One of the oldest forest reserve in the city of Kuala Lumpur, it is also the green lung of the metropolitan city.
In year 1906, it was gazetted as a permanent forest reserve with land as large as 17.5 hectares. However, with urban development, skyscrapers surrounding the area, there’s only 9 hectares left within the city. No more land can be taken from this remains.
If you start from KL Tower’s parking level, you will first see the Canopy Walk. The Forest Eco Park’s Canopy Walk is an impressive 200m sturdy canopy walk that allows you to be surrounded by tall and big green trees as well as see Kuala Lumpur’s tall buildings in the background.
It is cooling here, especially when you take the walk in the early morning. However, there are some mosquitos around ready to suck your blood so don’t forget to put on some mosquito repellant on your skin or clothes.
There’s also a pathway to get to the herbs and spices section at the lower level. A very interesting place to learn of Malaysia’s popular herbs and spices, there are scientific and local names written on boards here for your learning experience.
Some people would also use the herbs and spices pathway for brisk walk or slow jogging before climbing the canopy bridge and enjoy the scenery. If you’re a more “adventurous” type (it’s actually safe for all ages), you might want to to try the short hiking trail called “Jelutong Trail”.
The KL Tower Forest Eco Park is open from 7am to 7pm only. If you purchased KL Tower Observation Deck tickets, you can also claim a free guided walk at the KL Forest Eco Park.
Free for all