Merdeka 118 To Be Made Open To The Public Next Month

Can't wait!

In a highly anticipated move, the latest addition to Malaysia’s skyline, Menara Merdeka 118, is poised for its grand launch in January 2024, as reported by Berita Harian.

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According to sources, the initial wave of occupants is slated to move into the world’s second-tallest tower soon, following the receipt of final approval for occupancy.

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Merdeka 118 has the highest observation deck in South East Asia

This revelation came directly from Ahmad Zulqarnain Onn, the President and Chief Executive of Kumpulan Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB).

Merdeka 118 tower
Photo via Wikipedia

“The tower is ready. God willing, the first group will move in before the end of this year. The observation deck will open in the second half of 2024,” the PNB President shared.

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With a staggering development cost of RM5 billion, Menara Merdeka 118 boasts an expansive 3.1 million square feet of floor space and is home to the highest observation deck in Southeast Asia, soaring to a height of 500 meters.

The tower’s occupancy rate is reportedly promising, and entry is being phased in, with Maybank, the main tenant, expected to make the move by 2025.

Besides, the major tenants is the five-star Park Hyatt hotel, spanning 17 floors from level 100 to 117, offering 252 rooms for an unparalleled luxury experience.

Fender Katsalidis’ design contributions

Designed to be a game-changer, Merdeka 118 stands at an impressive 678.9 meters, reshaping the surrounding landscape that was once known for sports activities.

Merdeka 118 tower
Photo via World Construction Network

This monumental structure is destined to become the capital’s new landmark, featuring premium office spaces, luxurious hotels, modern malls, residences, heritage sites, museums, and mosques.

Aesthetically, Tower 118 showcases a state-of-the-art design with approximately 18,000 glass panels forming its crystalline exterior, crafted by Fender Katsalidis of Melbourne, Australia.

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