Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Melaka Revolving Tower - Melaka Part 5

If views from the top and sprawling vistas are your thing, Melaka has a lot to offer. There's the Eye on Melaka (20 ringgit per adult, it's currently closed for maintenance though), the climb up St. Paul's Hill (A'Famosa), and finally, a 7-minute ride (1 min for the ascent, 5 minutes on top and 1 min for the descent) on Malaysia's first and only gyro tower - Melaka Revolving Tower!

You can't miss it from the skyline. It is a spellbinding experience seeing the round platform revolve around its phallic stand as it ascends 80 meters (262.46 feet) above the ground.

Melaka Revolving Tower or Melaka Taming Sari stands 110 meters (361 feet). The revolving platform takes you from the ground, then spirals and revolves as it ascends to a height of 80 meters. It seats 66 people, and the ride takes 7 minutes. The tower is built with advanced Swiss technology, and is said to have the ability of absorbing earthquakes measuring 10 richter scales. This is Malaysia’s first and only Gyro Tower which opened April 18 2008. A ride up the tower costs 10 ringgit per person if you are Malaysian, but 20 ringgit if you're a foreigner. Please check out http://kwongfeimind.blogspot.com/2009/01/menara-taming-sari-melaka-revolving.html for great views from the top!

Operating hours: every 30 min on the hour and half-hour, 10AM to 11PM daily.

This is the Eye in the Sky!

Up next: St. Paul's Hill, St. Paul's Church

66 people aren't allowed to wander around! You have to remain seated during the 7-minute ride!

Revolving Tower's main entrance.

Proceed to the yellow walled booth to purchase your tickets: 20 ringgit per adult for foreigners.

Melaka Taming Sari building

Part 1 - Overview: A Little History of Melaka - http://eye-in-the-blue-sky.blogspot.com/2010/08/melaka-giddy-with-delight-in-new-old.html

Part 2 - Christ Church and Stadthuys - http://eye-in-the-blue-sky.blogspot.com/2010/08/christ-church-and-stadthuys-red-square.html

Part 3 - Jonker's Street and Melaka River - http://eye-in-the-blue-sky.blogspot.com/2010/08/jonkers-street-melaka-river-walk-in.html

Part 6 - St. Paul's Church & the Lure of the Hill:

Proclamation of Independence Memorial, beside St. Paul's Hill, directly facing the south entrance (back) of Dataran Pahlawan Mega Mall.


pamatayhomesick said...

like a an eye of the sky!

again good highlight!

eye in the sky said...

Sapul! haha

Trotter said...

Amazing Tower... Everywhere in the East they seem to be building such towers...

eye in the sky said...

Seems to be a trend. Asia wants to outdo the west by building the tallest of everything.