Another great achievement for Malaysia as the completion of Merdeka 118 has been nominated as the world’s second-tallest building, after Burj Khalifa. Also the tallest building in Asia, it reaches 678.9 meters in height and totals up to 118 floors. That explains the building’s name.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob mentioned that he was proud of the completion of the tower spire amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
Merdeka 118 aims to aid Keluarga Malaysia
The construction of the building will benefit Keluarga Malaysia. According to the Prime Minister, this precinct will be a new economic catalyst for Kuala Lumpur.
The development of Menara 118 can also provide opportunities to the local community, especially in nearby areas such as Petaling Street, Kampung Attap and Pudu to generate the economy.Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob
PNB president Ahmad Zulqarnain Onn said the construction has reached 85% completion. Where the tower floor installation has reached Level 118. Meanwhile, the glass panel installation has been installed up to Level 114.
Interesting intake about the world’s second-tallest building
The mega project doesn’t only include the 118th building but also other landmarks and attractions for people to visit. Such as a mosque, Masjid Merdeka, that can fit up to 3,000 prayers with an architectural blend of contemporary and Islamic touches.
Located at the bottom of the building is a luxurious glass-domed shopping mall that is next to Stadium Negara, which is linked to MRT Merdeka station. There’s also an underground passage that connects between the building and LRT Plaza Rakyat. This offers another mode of transportation for visitors who are not able to travel via MRT.
Then there’s the highest observation deck in South East Asia that overlook the spectacular Kuala Lumpur view, known as The View at 118.
The top 17 floors will house the first and only Park Hyatt Hotel in Malaysia. The hotel allocates 252 rooms and the highest swimming pool in Kuala Lumpur on the 99th floor. Rumour has it that will open in early 2023.
(Source: The Star)