Merdeka 118 Tower

The tallest building in Malaysia 2023

The second tallest building in the world

Merdeka 118 — a skyscraper in Kuala Lumpur with a height of 679 meters, built in 2023.

Merdeka 118 has become the second tallest building in the world after Burj Khalifa in Dubai (828 meters). It is also the tallest building in Malaysia and the entire Southeast Asia region.

The building was officially opened by the King of Malaysia on January 10, 2024, but construction work inside is still ongoing. The observation deck, Park Hyatt hotel, and shopping center are expected to open no earlier than the 2nd to 4th quarter of 2024.


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


678.9 meters (2,227 feet)





Opening date

Will be announced later


PBN Merdeka Ventures

Merdeka 118 tower view, Kuala Lumpur

What’s Inside

What can be found inside the 118-floor skyscraper:

118VIP zone
115-116The View At 118 Observation Deck
97-112Park Hyatt Kuala Lumpur Hotel
1-7Mall 118 Shopping Center, Lobby, Promenade Area
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Key Features of the Skyscraper:

Hotel and offices in Merdeka 118 tower

Grand Hyatt

The upper floors of Merdeka 118 will house the luxurious Grand Hyatt hotel, featuring a pool, SPA and restaurants.

The View at 118 observation deck, Merdeka tower Kuala Lumpur

The View at 118

Two observation decks will offer stunning panoramic views of Kuala Lumpur at heights of 510 and 568 meters.

Merdeka 118 shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur

118 Mall

A seven-story shopping mall, featuring a promenade, a food court, entertainment options, and a multitude of shops.

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Merdeka 118 from sky

Location and operating hours

The exact operating hours will be known after the skyscraper’s official opening.


Merdeka (KG17, Kajang line), Maharajalela (MR3, KL Monorail)


Jalan Hang Jebat, City Centre, 50150 Kuala Lumpur

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Answers to frequently asked questions about the skyscraper.

The architectural height of the tower, including the spire, is 678.9 meters (2,227 feet). The spire itself measures 158 meters, and the top floor reaches a height of 517.4 meters.

Merdeka 118 has become the tallest building in Malaysia, surpassing the Exchange 106 skyscraper (453 meters).

It has also claimed the top spot among the tallest buildings in Southeast Asia, surpassing Landmark 81 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (461 meters).

The skyscraper is situated in the center of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The building consists of 118 floors, which is reflected in its name.

The majority of the floors house office spaces. Additionally, there is a 7-story shopping center called Mall 118, the Park Hyatt Kuala Lumpur hotel, The View At 118 observation deck, and a luxury restaurant located within the building.

The building was officially opened on January 10, 2024. However, construction work inside Merdeka 118 is still ongoing. It is expected that the observation deck and hotel will be opened in the 2nd to 4th quarter of 2024.

The ticket prices for the skyscraper’s observation decks will be known after the official opening of the tower.

Presumably, the ticket price for Merdeka 118 will be slightly higher than the Petronas Towers ($25) in Kuala Lumpur.

In Malay language, “Merdeka” means “independence.” The tower received its name from the nearby Merdeka Stadium, where in 1957, prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman declared Malaysia’s independence from Britain.

According to reports, approximately 5 billion ringgit (1.07 billion dollars) was spent on the construction of the tower.