135m tower to be new Langkawi landmark

(Bernama) – LANGKAWI, Jan 22 — A 135-metre tower is to be built in Langkawi at an estimated cost of RM10 million.

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is confident that the new landmark on the resort island will be another tourist attraction.

“I have been given the honour of naming the tower, but have not come up with anything suitable yet,” the former prime minister told reporters at the ground-breaking ceremony at Kuah Beach here today.

He said the top floor would be able to hold more than 50 people, and the view offered would be spectacular, especially at sunset.

The tower would also have a restaurant.

Dr Mahathir said the idea of a tower for Langkawi was first discussed more than 20 years ago.

Datuk Abu Hassan Mohamed, executive chairman of Blackrock, the company undertaking the project, said that work to reclaim 11.2ha at Kuah Beach will begin next month.

Construction will begin in March, and the tower is expected to be completed within 24 months, he said. — Bernama