KL’s Merdeka 118 To Be The World’s Second Tallest Building (Featuring A Mall, Luxury Hotel & More!)


Ili •  Aug 31, 2021

Merdeka 118: KL's newest up and coming attraction

There are many things to do in Kuala Lumpur, and that's what makes Malaysia's capital city an awesome place for sightseeing. Whether it's visiting hidden cafes, strolling through scenic parks or roller skating, there's plenty to keep you and your loved ones entertained.

Now, there's one more attraction that's about to take the city to a whole new level - literally! Get ready to welcome Merdeka 118, the world’s second-tallest structure, predicted to be completed in 2022.

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Merdeka 118 is owned and developed by Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) - one of Malaysia's leading investment management organizations, which is why the building is also known as PNB 118. It will also feature 118 storeys, hence the moniker PNB 118.

Here's the breakdown of what Merdeka 118's precinct will consist of:

  • 83 storeys of Grade A offices
  • 17 storeys of a Park Hyatt Hotel
  • 18 storeys dedicated to lifestyle offerings (more on this below)

P.S. Planning a staycation in KL? Here are 5 hotels in KL with incredible views of the Twin Towers.

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Located between Stadium Merdeka and Stadium Negara, Merdeka 118 will stand at 635 metres tall. Once completed, it will beat out the Shanghai Tower in China (632m) and take its place as the second tallest structure in the world. The Burj Khalifa in United Arab Emirates currently holds the top spot at 828 metres.

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Kuala Lumpur is often referred as a shopping paradise and with Merdeka 118 looking to make its debut with the 118 Mall, shopaholics are going to fall in love with this brand new attraction. With the combination of its unique architecture and space of one million square feet, 118 Mall will be the biggest shopping mall dome in Malaysia!

So what can you look forward to when visiting 118 Mall? Here's what:

  • Eat Street: Local and international al-fresco restaurants offering all-day dining and after-hours hangout spots
  • Malaysian Artisan District: A curated retail floor dedicated to Malaysian cuisine and heritage products
  • Raincloud: A dramatic multi-storey water feature with an interactive screen offering customised messages for shoppers’ engagement.

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If you think it just stops at shopping, think again! As mentioned, Merdeka 118 has plenty of lifestyle offerings such as a VIP lounge, sky lobby and restaurants. There will also be an observation deck located on Levels 115 to 116 Mezzanine, so visitors can get a sweeping view of Kuala Lumpur. Fun fact: The deck will be Southeast Asia's highest observation deck ?

Besides that, you can expect Merdeka 118 to be littered with world-class amenities including a 3,000 capacity mosque called Masjid Merdeka (pictured above).

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We can't wait till Merdeka 118 is completed so we can experience all the awesome things it has to offer! In the meantime, check out these other cool happenings in Malaysia: