Amidst the city of Kuala Lumpur stands the Menara Kuala Lumpur at
515m above sea level. Majestically poised at a breathtaking height
of 421 metres, the Tower doubles as Kuala Lumpur's best known
Situated atop Bukit Nanas at 94m above sea level, it is on higher
ground than the Twin Towers of Kuala Lumpur. Menara Kuala Lumpur was
constructed as a telecommunications tower to upgrade the quality of
telecommunications and the clarity of broadcast transmissions.
Undoubtedly, Menara Kuala Lumpur marks the start of a milestone in
the telecommunications arena.
Menara Kuala Lumpur is one of the tallest concrete towers in the
world, standing at 421m and built with 45,000 cubic metres of sturdy
concrete. Designed with vertical ribs on the external surface, the
Tower weighs 100,000 tonnes and was built on no-piling, freestanding
land. Menara Kuala Lumpur opulently stands as the tallest tower in
Menara Kuala Lumpur ranks fourth amongst the tallest
telecommunications towers in the world and was constructed over a
period of four years and completed in May 1996. Menara Kuala Lumpur
is designed to withstand wind pressures
of up to 90mph. Menara Kuala Lumpur is a member of the prestigious
World Federation of Great Towers.
The four tallest towers in the world are CN Tower in Canada at 553m,
Ostankino Tower in Russia at 537m, Shanghai Tower in China at 468m
followed by Menara Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia at 421m.
information on, please contact:
Opening Hours: 9.00am - 10.00pm daily
Malaysia Tourism Centre, MTC
Visit Malaysia Year 2007
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Central Market Kuala Lumpur
Sarawak Cultural Village
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