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MAHA Tower Langkawi - All You Need To Know

Langkawi MAHA Tower

One of the latest tourist attractions in Langkawi is the MAHA Tower or Menara MAHA, a massive 138-metre tall steel structure located in the town of Kuah.

This unique tower was initially officiated by Tun Dr Mahathir Hence, there were no prizes for guessing where the name of the tower was taken from. It is currently in the final stages of completion as of November 2021 and should open anytime in 2022.

MAHA Tower Langkawi Information

Langkawi MAHA
The site of the tower in Kuah town is also called MAHA Square.

This incredible tower joins the ranks of the mega structures of Langkawi and will be one of the top tourist attractions when it opens. The entire concept of this tower is created to suit both tourism and telecommunication with a multi-deck idea.

Visitors will be allowed up to the viewing deck, 102.5 metres above sea level, the highest point for tourists. Views include the mystical Lake of the Pregnant Maiden (Tasik Dayang Bunting) at the nearby Dayang Bunting Island.

MAHA Tower Levels

  • Level 40: Telecommunication (138 metres)
  • Level 17: 360 Degrees Viewing Deck (102.5 metres)
  • Level 10 - 15: Commercial and Activity Space (57.5 to 102.5 metres)
  • Level 8: Sky Restaurant (57.5 metres)
  • Level 1-8: Multiple Retail, F&B, Bazaar, Function Rooms
Information for MAHA Tower Langkawi
An overview of the tower, photo from Langkawi City.

Height and Cost of MAHA Tower

The tower's total height is 138 metres or 452.7 feet and is believed to cost more than RM100 million at the time of the announcement.

This massive project was supposed to be completed by 2015. However, there were some delays, and it was finally completed at the end of 2021.

The Dataran or MAHA Square will be the hub of a neighbourhood masterplan containing world-class retail, food and beverage outlets, residential zones, hotels, and entertainment facilities. 

This massive project will support the goals of the Langkawi Local Plan 2030, which aims to establish the island as a modern tourism centre without compromising its traditional elements.

Kuah Tower Langkawi
Some of the beautiful geometric patterns are seen on the tower.

Design of MAHA Tower in Langkawi

The overall iconic design is heavily influenced by geometric patterns and minaret structures inherent in Islamic architecture.

The dual hexagon-shaped sections are fully covered and provide unobstructed views of the Kuah town and the Kuah bay until Pulau Dayang Bunting. It is unsure how far one can see on a clear day.

According to the Star newspaper, the MAHA Tower was quietly named Langkawi City after former Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir stepped down in 2016.


Where is MAHA Tower Located in Langkawi?

The MAHA tower or Menara MAHA is at a beachfront in Kuah town that covers 28.5 acres and some of it on reclaimed land.

Maha Tower Address
Jalan Mahawangsa,
Kuah Town 07000
Langkawi

Who Built MAHA Tower in Langkawi?

This is probably a common question that many will ask and below is what I know. If there have been any changes since then, please let me know and I will update it.

The MAHA Tower project is by PFCE Integrated Plant and Project (PIPP), working closely with the Langkawi Development Authority (LADA). The construction is being done by Dekinjaya Builders Sdn Bhd.

Pulau Langkawi MAHA Tower
The main entrance to the tower.

Photos featured here were taken using a Galaxy Z Flip3 5G smartphone.

Conclusion

You can also visit the Langkawi City website for more information about this project, as they are the developers behind the MAHA Tower and MAHA Square here in Kuah. This place could also be branded as Langkawi City.

While there has not been any official announcement about the Menara MAHA Tower opening, I suspect that it should be around 2022. Once I get any information, I will update it here.

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