SHAH ALAM, Dec 1 — The Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj visited Menara Merdeka 118, the world’s second-tallest building, in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
His Royal Highness, accompanied by Raja Muda Selangor Tengku Amir Shah, was welcomed by the Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) Group chairman Engku Setia Lela Bestari Raja Tan Sri Datuk Seri Arshad.
“The Sultan visited levels 118 and 116x of the tower to witness the latest developments in construction and the panoramic view of the capital city from its highest peak.
“His Royal Highness was impressed with the design and technological advancements applied in the tower’s construction, categorised as a heritage, cultural, and sustainable building for Malaysia, setting a new benchmark for the industry regarding sustainability features and making it the latest landmark in Kuala Lumpur.
“Sultan Sharafuddin expressed pride in PNB’s initiative to align this tower with the world’s skyscrapers and hopes the building’s emergency and safety systems are on par with its prestige,” said the Selangor Royal Office in a Facebook post today.
Later on, His Royal Highness visited Stadium Merdeka’s undergoing reconstruction, situated in the tower’s vicinity,
The Ruler also commended PNB’s efforts in preserving the historical site, inspired by Tunku Abdul Rahman before Malaya’s independence.
It is now set to reopen for public use, thus complementing Merdeka 118’s presence.