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List of tallest buildings in Malaysia

This is a list of tallest skyscrapers in Malaysia. The skyscrapers are ranked by structural height.

Most of Malaysia's tallest buildings can be found in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. According to the World Tallest 50 Urban Agglomeration 2010 Projection by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Kuala Lumpur was ranked 10th among cities to have most buildings above 100 metres with a combined height of 34,035 metres from its 244 high rise buildings.[1]

The Petronas Twin Towers were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 and are currently still the tallest twin towers in the world, standing at a height of 451.9 metres (1,483 ft), until The Exchange 106 took its place with its current height of 492.3 metres (1,615 ft).

List of cities by number of completed or topped out skyscrapers above 100m

This is a list of cities by number of completed or topped out skyscrapers. The majority of international organisations, such as the CTBUH define a skyscraper as a building that reaches or exceeds the height of 100 metres.

Rank City Buildings
1 Kuala Lumpur 734
2 Penang Island 231
3 Johor Bahru 120
4 Petaling Jaya 108
5 Cyberjaya 43
6 Shah Alam 33
7 Subang Jaya 31
8 Malacca 20
9 Kota Kinabalu 18
10 Kajang 11
11 Putrajaya 10

Tallest buildings

The following is a list of the 100 tallest buildings within Malaysia. The height of each buildings listed here is measured up to its spire and architectural details, but antenna masts are excluded, based on standard skyscraper's height measure by Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). Existing skyscraper are included for ranking purposes based on their present height. This list includes buildings that are still under construction and have already been topped out.

Rank Building Image City Height (m) Floors Built Notes
1 The Exchange 106 Exchange 106 (5-6-2018).jpg Kuala Lumpur 445 106 2019 Construction reached 420 metres in December 2017.

Architecturally topped out. Estimated completion in 2019.

2 - 3 Petronas Tower 1 Petronas Panorama II.jpg Kuala Lumpur 452 88 1998 Former tallest buildings in Kuala Lumpur (1998–2017) and formerly the world's tallest buildings (1998–2004).
Petronas Tower 2 Kuala Lumpur 452 88 1998 World's tallest twin buildings.
4 Four Seasons Place KL FourSeasonsKL January2018 (cropped).jpg Kuala Lumpur 343 65 2018 The tallest hotel in Southeast Asia.
5 Telekom Tower Menara telekom.jpg Kuala Lumpur 310 55 2001
6 The Astaka Tower A THEASTAKAJB.jpg Johor Bahru 279 72 2018 Currently the tallest tower in Johor Bahru. The tallest residential tower in Southeast Asia.
7 Ilham Tower Kuala Lumpur 274 58 2016
8 Petronas Tower 3 KL - Menara Carigali, KLCC.JPG Kuala Lumpur 267 60 2012
9 Vortex Tower Vortex Suites KLCC, Kuala Lumpur.jpg Kuala Lumpur 260 58 2016
10 The Astaka Tower B THEASTAKAJB.jpg Johor Bahru 256 67 2018 Currently the second tallest tower in Johor Bahru.
11 KOMTAR Tower KOMTAR.JPG Penang Island 249 68 1985 Currently the tallest tower on Penang Island.
12 Maybank Tower Chinatown Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - panoramio (6).jpg Kuala Lumpur 244 50 1988 Formerly the tallest building in Kuala Lumpur (1988–1998).
13 - 14 The Vogue Suites One Kuala Lumpur 243 63 2017
Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Grand-Hyatt-Tower-01.jpg Kuala Lumpur 243 37 2012
15 Banyan Tree Signature Kuala Lumpur 240 55 2016
16 Vista Tower KL-EmpireTower.JPG Kuala Lumpur 238 62 1994 Formerly known as Empire Tower.
17 Tropicana The Residence & W Hotel Kuala Lumpur 232 55 2017
18 Elite Pavilion Tower Kuala Lumpur 230 50 2017
19 - 23 Altus (Setia Sky 88) Johor Bahru 220 60 2017
Bay Laurel Tower 1 Johor Bahru 220 55 2017
Royal Strand Tower 3 Johor Bahru 220 55 2017
Sora (Setia Sky 88) Johor Bahru 220 55 2017
Nube (Setia Sky 88) Johor Bahru 220 55 2017
24 - 25 Felda Tower Kuala Lumpur 216 50 2012
Naza Tower Kuala Lumpur 216 50 2015
26 - 27 Tri Tower Residences I Johor Bahru 215 54 2018
Tri Tower Residences III Johor Bahru 215 54 2018
28 Maxis Tower Maxis Tower, Kuala Lumpur.jpg Kuala Lumpur 212 49 1998
29 - 32 Sentral Residences A Kuala Lumpur 210 58 2017
Sentral Residences B Kuala Lumpur 210 58 2017
AmBank Tower Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Menara-AmBank-01.jpg Kuala Lumpur 210 50 1998
JKG Tower Kuala Lumpur 210 32 2016
33 - 35 The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur Malaysia St. Regis Hotel during construction.jpg Kuala Lumpur 205 48 2016
Q Sentral Tower A Kuala Lumpur 205 48 2014
Q Sentral Tower B Kuala Lumpur 205 48 2014
36 The Troika Tower 3 KL - The Troika.JPG Kuala Lumpur 204 50 2010
37 - 39 Bay Laurel Tower 2 Johor Bahru 203 51 2017
Berjaya Times Square Tower A Kuala-Lumpur Malaysia Berjaya-Times-Square-04.jpg Kuala Lumpur 203 48 2003
Berjaya times Square Tower B Kuala-Lumpur Malaysia Berjaya-Times-Square-04.jpg Kuala Lumpur 203 48 2003
40 K Residence Kuala Lumpur 202 52 2008 First and tallest luxury condominium in Malaysia
41 - 44 Platinum Face Suite Tower A Kuala Lumpur 200 51 2015
Kings Bay Tower 1 Johor Bahru 200 50 2017
Le Nouvel Tower 1 Kuala Lumpur 200 49 2016
Lot G, KL Sentral Kuala Lumpur 200 45 2013
45 - 46 Menara Multi Purpose Menara Multipurpose 06 Sep 2013.JPG Kuala Lumpur 198 40 1994
Capital Square Tower 2 KL - Cap Square Tower.JPG Kuala Lumpur 198 40 2014
47 - 48 Maju Perdana One Kuala Lumpur 196 50 2002
The Lovell Johor Bahru 196 49 2017
49 - 50 Hatten City Silverscape Residences Tower 1 Malacca 195 45 2017 Tallest Building in Melaka
Hatten City Silverscape Residences Tower 2 Malacca 195 45 2017 Tallest Building in Melaka
51 Standard Chartered Tower Kuala Lumpur 193 43 1990
52 Citibank Tower Citibank Tower, Kuala Lumpur.jpg Kuala Lumpur 190 50 1995
53 Setia V Residence A Setia V, George Town, Penang.jpg Penang Island 189 48 2017 Completed in 2018.
54 - 58 Ritz-Carlton Residences Kuala Lumpur 187 48 2015
Bangkok Bank Tower Kuala Lumpur 187 48 2015
Green Haven Service Apartment A Johor Bahru 187 47 2018
Amberside Tower 2 Johor Bahru 187 47 2017
Royal Strand Tower 2 Johor Bahru 187 47 2017
59 Marinara Financial Center Kuala Lumpur 186 36 2000
60 Grand Seasons Hotel Grand Season Hotel-View from KL Tower - panoramio.jpg Kuala Lumpur 184 40 1998
61 - 63 Amberside Tower 3 Johor Bahru 183 46 2017
Royal Strand Tower 1 Johor Bahru 183 46 2017
The Binjai Tower A Kuala Lumpur 183 45 2007
64 - 67 Tri Tower Residences II Johor Bahru 179 45 2018
Green Haven Service Apartment B Johor Bahru 179 45 2018
The Binjai Tower B Kuala Lumpur 179 44 2007
Public Mutual Kuala Lumpur 179 42 2016
68 Pavilion Service Apartment 1 Kuala Lumpur 178 44 2009
69 The Troika Tower 2 KL - The Troika2.JPG Kuala Lumpur 177 44 2010
70 - 73 Kings Bay Tower 2 Johor Bahru 175 45 2017
Grand Hyatt Hotel Kuala Lumpur 175 43 2012
Dato' Onn Tower Kuala Lumpur 175 40 1985
Menara Kerja Raya Menara Kerja Raya.jpg Kuala Lumpur 175 37 2014 Formerly known as Kompleks Kerja Raya 2.
74 KPWKM Tower Putrajaya 172 39 2011
75 - 78 PNB Tower Kuala Lumpur 171 45 1985
Meridin Suites A Johor Bahru 171 43 2018
Bay Point Tower 5 Johor Bahru 171 43 2017
Tropicana Avenue Petaling Jaya 171 43 2015
79 - 84 Gurney Paragon East Tower Gurney Paragon, George Town, Penang.jpg Penang Island 170 43 2011
Gurney Paragon West Tower Penang Island 170 43 2011
Arte S Tower B Arte S, Bukit Gambir, Penang.jpg Penang Island 170 49 2017 Completed in 2018.
Public Bank Tower Kuala Lumpur 170 36 1994
Cendana Condominium Kuala Lumpur 170 45 2007
Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka Kuala Lumpur 170 37 2000
85 - 90 Green Haven Service Apartment C Johor Bahru 168 42 2018
Bora Residence Johor Bahru 168 42 2017
Commerce Tower Kuala Lumpur 168 42 2008
Prestige Tower Kuala Lumpur 168 40 2011
Plaza Cygal, Office Tower I Kuala Lumpur 168 40 2000
Wisma Goldhill Kuala Lumpur 168 37 1993
91 - 94 9 Bukit Utama Aria Petaling Jaya 167 42 2010
9 Bukit Utama Beva Petaling Jaya 167 42 2010
9 Bukit Utama Ceta Petaling Jaya 167 42 2010
Empire Studio Petaling Jaya 167 42 2013
95 - 99 The Cove E The Cove, Tanjung Bungah, George Town, Penang.jpg Penang Island 166 42 2014
The Cove F Penang Island 166 42 2014
The Oval East Tower Kuala Lumpur 166 40 2009
The Oval West Tower Kuala Lumpur 166 40 2009
UOA Bangsar Tower Kuala Lumpur 166 39 2009
100 - 101 The Ascent Paradigm Petaling Jaya 165 32 2015
Pinnacle & Sheraton Hotel Petaling Jaya 165 45 2017
102 - 104 Teega 1 Johor Bahru 164 41 2017
Teega 2 Johor Bahru 164 41 2017
Teega 3 Johor Bahru 164 41 2017

Under construction

Building City Height (m) Height (ft) Floors Planned completion
Merdeka PNB 118 Kuala Lumpur 644 m 2,185 ft 118 2021
Fairmont KL Tower 1 Kuala Lumpur 380 m 1,247 ft 78 2020
Coronation Square Tower Johor Bahru 370 m 1,214 ft 78 2021
Oxley Tower Kuala Lumpur 341 m 1,119 ft 79 2021
M101 Skywheel Kuala Lumpur 316.6 m 1,039 ft 79 2022
Southpoint: Mid Valley Tower Of Light Kuala Lumpur 286 m 938 ft 60 TBD
Fairmont KL Tower 2 Kuala Lumpur 278 m 912 ft 71 2020
STAR Residences & Boulevard Kuala Lumpur 265 m* 869 ft 58 TBD
WF Tower 1 Johor Bahru 239 m 784 ft 60 2023
WF Tower 2 Johor Bahru 239 m 784 ft 60 2023
Equatorial Plaza Kuala Lumpur 225 m 738 ft 51 TBD
Sky Suites @ KLCC (×3 towers) Kuala Lumpur 209 m** ×3 686 ft 62 TBD
Expressionz Professional Suites Kuala Lumpur 208 m** 689 ft 52 TBD
Celcom HQ Petaling Jaya 140 m** 459 ft 35 2017

Notes:

  1. * = CTBUH estimated data, ** = minimum height

On hold

Building City Height (m) Height (ft) Floors Planned completion
Plaza Rakyat Kuala Lumpur 382 m 1,253 ft 79
Grand Duta Hyatt Kuala Lumpur 243 m 797 ft 52
Cecil Chao Centre (×3 towers) Kuala Lumpur 158 m** ×3 1,253 ft 50

Proposed/Vision

Building City Height (m) Height (ft) Floors Planned completion
KLCC East Gate Tower Kuala Lumpur 700 m 2,297 ft 145 2035
Tradewinds Square[2] Kuala Lumpur 608 m 1,994 ft 150 2025
1 Financial Trade Center Malacca 436 m 1,430 ft 110
KL Vertical City Kuala Lumpur 418 m 1,371 ft
Hao Yuan Tower Johor Bahru 406 m 1,332 ft 102 2019
BBCC Signature Tower Kuala Lumpur 400 m** 1,312 ft 80 2025
Umno new HQ @ PWTC Kuala Lumpur 351 m** 1,151 ft 70
Jewel I-City Shah Alam 350 m 1,148 ft 68
IBN Bukit Bintana Kuala Lumpur 325 m 1,066 ft 69
Tradewinds Square #2 Kuala Lumpur 308 m 1,011 ft 65
R&F Tower Johor Bahru 307 m 1,007 ft 79
Sky @ Vintage Bay 1 Johor Bahru 299 m 981 ft 60
Sky @ Vintage Bay 2 Johor Bahru 299 m 981 ft 60
Dayabumi redevelopment Kuala Lumpur 293 m 961 ft 60
Gateway Beacon Tower Malacca 288 m 945 ft 80
D'Twist Petaling Jaya 285 m 935 ft 72
8 Conlay - Kempinski Hotel & Residence Kuala Lumpur 283 m** 929 ft 72
Aurora Tower (Angkasa Raya redevelopment) Kuala Lumpur 268 m 879 ft 65
8 Conlay - YOO8 Residence Kuala Lumpur 260 m** 853 ft 62
8 Conlay - office tower Kuala Lumpur 240 m** 787 ft 57
TA3 Kuala Lumpur 240 m** 787 ft 60
Marina Bay Suites Johor Bahru 238 m 781 ft 50
Runnymede Bay Penang Island 211 m** 692 ft 61
Colony by Infinitum Kuala Lumpur 200 m** 656 ft 56
TA4 Kuala Lumpur 200 m** 656 ft 50
Marriott Gurney Penang Island 190 m** 623 ft 55
Urban Suite I Penang Island 52

Notes:

  1. * = CTBUH estimated data, ** = minimum height

Timeline of tallest buildings

This lists commercial buildings that once held the title of tallest building in Kuala Lumpur. As of 2018, the title of tallest building in Kuala Lumpur is held by The Exchange 106.

Buildings with this sign (*) indicate that they have been demolished.

Name Image City Years as Tallest Height
ft (m)
Floors Coordinates Notes
Menara Condong Menara Condong.JPG Teluk Intan 1885–1897 25 (82) 3 4°01′30.5″N 101°01′09.7″E / 4.025139°N 101.019361°E / 4.025139; 101.019361 [3]
Sultan Abdul Samad Building Kuala Lumpur-Malasia05.JPG Kuala Lumpur 1897–1942 40 (131) 3 3°08′55.2″N 101°41′39.8″E / 3.148667°N 101.694389°E / 3.148667; 101.694389 Formerly known simply as Government Offices in its early years[4]
Sultan Ibrahim Building Perspective View of Sultan Ibrahim Building.jpg Johor Bahru 1942–1945 60 (196) 5 1°27′28.2″N 103°45′40.3″E / 1.457833°N 103.761194°E / 1.457833; 103.761194 [5][6]
Bangunan Lee Yan Lian Kuala Lumpur 1945–1959 73 (239) 18 3°08′52.4″N 101°41′52.7″E / 3.147889°N 101.697972°E / 3.147889; 101.697972 The first high-rise building[7]
Malaysian Houses of Parliament Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Bangunan Parlimen Malaysia-02.jpg Kuala Lumpur 1959–1971 77 (252) 20 3°08′57.8″N 101°40′45.8″E / 3.149389°N 101.679389°E / 3.149389; 101.679389 The first high-rise building, which was built after independence[8][9]
Menara Takaful Kuala Lumpur 1971–1973 110 (361) 28 3°08′21.5″N 101°41′45.5″E / 3.139306°N 101.695972°E / 3.139306; 101.695972 Formerly known as Bangunan Sime Bank. The first high-rise building over 100 m (328 ft)[10]
Crowne Plaza Mutiara KL* Kuala Lumpur 1973–1978 130 (427) 36 3°09′05.8″N 101°42′39.3″E / 3.151611°N 101.710917°E / 3.151611; 101.710917 Formerly known as KL Hilton. Demolished in 2013[11][12]
Menara Bumiputra Kuala Lumpur 1978–1980 150.5 (493) 34 3°09′01.7″N 101°41′49.1″E / 3.150472°N 101.696972°E / 3.150472; 101.696972 Also known as Menara Bank Muamalat. The first skyscraper in Malaysia[13]
Bangunan Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Dewan-Bandaraya-Kuala-Lumpur-01.jpg Kuala Lumpur 1980–1983 150.9 (495) 35 3°09′07.7″N 101°41′38.7″E / 3.152139°N 101.694083°E / 3.152139; 101.694083 Also known as Menara DBKL 1[14]
Menara KH Kuala Lumpur 1983–1984 152 (499) 36 3°09′04.4″N 101°42′35.7″E / 3.151222°N 101.709917°E / 3.151222; 101.709917 Formerly known as Promet Tower[15]
Kompleks Dayabumi Dayabumi, Kuala Lumpur (February 2007).jpg Kuala Lumpur 1984–1985 157 (515) 35 3°08′41.8″N 101°41′37.7″E / 3.144944°N 101.693806°E / 3.144944; 101.693806 [16][17]
Menara Dato' Onn Kuala Lumpur 1985–1985 175 (574) 40 3°10′09.5″N 101°41′27.2″E / 3.169306°N 101.690889°E / 3.169306; 101.690889 [18][19]
KOMTAR Tower KOMTAR.JPG George Town 1985–1988 231.7 (760) 65 5°24′52.1″N 100°19′46.1″E / 5.414472°N 100.329472°E / 5.414472; 100.329472 2nd tallest in Asia when built. In 2015, 3 more floors were added raising its height to 249 m (817).[20]
Menara Maybank Maybank Tower Kuala Lumpur.jpg Kuala Lumpur 1988–1998 244 (799) 55 3°08′50.3″N 101°41′58.3″E / 3.147306°N 101.699528°E / 3.147306; 101.699528 The first skyscraper over 200 m (656 ft)[21]
Petronas Twin Towers Petronas Towers by Day-Edit(ws).jpg Kuala Lumpur 1998–2018 452 (1,483) 88 3°09′28″N 101°42′42.9″E / 3.15778°N 101.711917°E / 3.15778; 101.711917 The tallest building in the word from 1998 to 2004 and remain the tallest twin towers in the world[22][23]
The Exchange 106 Exchange 106 (5-6-2018).jpg Kuala Lumpur 2018–2021 453.5 (1,488) 106 3°08′35.4″N 101°43′07.2″E / 3.143167°N 101.718667°E / 3.143167; 101.718667 [24][25]
Merdeka PNB 118 Merdeka PNB 118, Kuala Lumpur.jpg Kuala Lumpur 2021–future 644 (2,113) 118 3°08′30.5″N 101°42′02.0″E / 3.141806°N 101.700556°E / 3.141806; 101.700556 [26]

See also

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