Malaysia has proven to the world its powerful engineering and development by building one of the tallest, giant towers in the world, Merdeka 118.
It is considered the second tallest tower in the world when completed next year. It is higher than the 2,073 feet tall Shanghai Tower of China, and slightly lower than the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
At the launching ceremony on Tuesday last week, Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaqoub described the project as an “iconic tower of the future”.
“This is not only a great achievement in the field of engineering, but it also reinforces Malaysia’s position as a modern and developed country,” he told reporters.
The tower, which is 3.1 million square feet and 679 metre high, will include a mall, a mosque, the Park Hyatt hotel, and the highest observation deck in Southeast Asia.