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ascend skytours kuala lumpur malaysia helicopter travel blog vlog

Malaysia Travelogue: Exploring KL from Above with Ascend Skytours

By this time, I can say that Malaysia has become a very familiar city to me. Not that I am now an expert, but I a way, now I know where to go and what to do. Let’s say, I will never run out of things to do and places to go to.

The perks of having local “influencer” and blogger friends, they can drag you along and know that the place they will bring you to will be worth it.

I was fortunate enough to connect with Ascend Skytours through my friends at @aboutkl.my. Ascend Skytours offer an extraordinary tour around Kuala Lumpur…yheap, I did say EXTRAORDINARY! …. Ok nothing fancy, just roaming around KL on a helicopter, simple right? Hahaha

HELICOPTER! YES! When they offered me a ride, I immediately jumped out of my seat and wanted to sign all papers needed (waivers and all). Unfortunately on the day we planned to go, it rained so I have to go back the next day to try my luck. Safety first!

The next day, the sun shined so bright and my hope was colorful as a rainbow ^^. This is the day!

The last time I got excited with heights was the time I went skydiving in Dubai.

ALSO READ MY SKYDIVING EXPERIENCE IN DUBAI 

I will be riding with 2 of my blogger friends, Lily and Neysa. Although they are both Malays (and living in KL) it was also their first time to tour around the city in this perspective.

ascend skytours kuala lumpur malaysia helicopter travel blog vlog

With our trusty pilot (do you call someone flying a heli a pilot? )

ascend skytours kuala lumpur malaysia helicopter travel blog vlog

My friend Neysa volunteered to be in front  (me = #bitter)

ascend skytours kuala lumpur malaysia helicopter travel blog vlog

Lily beside me!

Ascend Skytours offers 4 flight (tour) packages. It really depends on what you want to see and also your budget.

Here are the packages (note: I copied all the descriptions from their brochures hehe).

KL EXPRESS: 6 minutes Helicopter Ride

  • Fly by Kuala Lumpur’s essential landmarks as you see the majestic city center from the whole new perspective
  • Places to see: KLCC, KL Tower, Dataran Merdeka, National Palace, National Mosque
  • Price: 630 RM

CITY EXPLORER: 15 minutes Helicopter Ride

  • An aerial adventure of greater Kuala Lumpur that takes you right up to the majestic limestone cliffs and golden statue of Batu Caves.
  • Places to see: Batu Caves, Federal Territory Mosque, Dataran Merdeka, KLCC, KL Tower
  • Price: 1,550 RM

JUNGLE ESCAPE: 30 minutes Helicopter Ride

  • Escape the concrete jungle, marvel at the beauty of nature as you soar over magnificent rainforest and sparkling lakes
  • Places to see: Batu Dam, Quartz Ridge, TM Tower, National Palace, KLCC
  • Price: 3,050 RM

Mountain View: 45 minutes Helicopter Ride

  • Ascend above Kuala Lumpur’s gleaming skyscrapers to the rolling hills of Genting Highlands with our signature tour. It’s the ultimate indulgence.
  • Places to see: Genting Highlands, Templer Park, Batu Caves, KL Tower, KLCC
  • Price: 4,410 RM

We took the first package, which is a 6 minute ride around the city center. For someone who wants to experience this (and on a budget) this option is just right. 6 minutes seems short, but to be honest, it covered so many things. There might be a point that you’ll panic (like me) figuring out if you’ll shoot a video, photo or do an Instastory. Also, for the price, because we were 3 we can divide it and end up paying just 200 RM for the experience (tip: drag someone to join you).

Here are some of the photos I took during the whole tour.

ascend skytours kuala lumpur malaysia helicopter travel blog vlog

Our view upon take off

ascend skytours kuala lumpur malaysia helicopter travel blog vlog

Probably the best view to see Petronas Tower

ascend skytours kuala lumpur malaysia helicopter travel blog vlog

ascend skytours kuala lumpur malaysia helicopter travel blog vlog

The King and Queen of KL. Petronas Tower and KL Tower

ascend skytours kuala lumpur malaysia helicopter travel blog vlog

The KL Tower

ascend skytours kuala lumpur malaysia helicopter travel blog vlog

Berjaya Times Square aka HOME! 🙂

The first time I arrived in KL, I have been researching where to get the best photo of the Petronas Tower and the KL Tower, I guess, now I know.

This really was an epic experience and I will never forget it. I am happy to have spent it with some of my very good Malaysian friends, we truly enjoyed our HIGH moments (get it?).

ascend skytours kuala lumpur malaysia helicopter travel blog vlog

Chubby cheeks! Showing my excitement (and being overwhelmed) with this experience.

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To know how you can experience this, check out the details below

ASCEND SKYTOURS

Info@ascend.me ; shariza@ascend.me

+603 7845 4677 ; +603 7845 8804

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All flights departs from the KL City Titiwangsa Helipad


This post was in collaboration with Ascend Skytour and About KL.

 

 

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  2. I think a helicopter ride would have to be the ultimate way to see a city and especially as a photographer this would be amazing. I have never been to Malaysia but this is certainly making me add it to my list!

  3. Sandy N Vyjay

    Helicopters have always been a source of great fascination. A helicopter ride is a great way to see a city. You literally get a birds eye view of the place. Also this is so close to flying and such a thrilling experience in itself. Kuala Lumpur looks stunning from the sky. Great way to get some amazing shots too.

  4. How cool! I absolutely love flying so I’d love to do this one day. I had the opportunity to ride in a helicopter over the glaciers in Alaska and it ended up being one of the coolest things I’ve ever done. Your trip looks just as memorable! Great cityscape shots too from the air 🙂

  5. It is good to see the aerial shots of Kuala Lumpur. It amazes me how spectacular a place can look when viewed from a different perspective. It should have a wonderful experience to hover over the city.

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