Merdeka 118 in Kuala Lumpur is the tallest building in Malaysia
Merdeka 118 in Kuala Lumpur is the tallest building 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 (CTBUH), Kuala Lumpur was ranked 10th among cities to have most buildings above 100 metres (330 feet), with a combined height of 34,035 metres (111,663 feet) from its 244 high rise buildings.[1]

The Merdeka 118 is the tallest building in the country and Southeast Asia, also the second tallest building in the world, once completed in 2022, it will be the country's capital center attention, it became the tallest building in Malaysia in 2020 at the height of 500 metres (1,600 ft), the height of the building is 678.9 metres (2,227 ft).

List of cities by number of completed skyscrapers above 100m

This is a list of cities by number of completed or topped out skyscrapers as of October 2021. The majority of international organisations, such as the CTBUH define a skyscraper as a building that reaches or exceeds the height of 150 metres, while Emporis defines a skyscraper as a building reaching or exceeding 100 metres.

Rank City Buildings
1 Kuala Lumpur 905+[2]
2 Penang Island 250+
3 Johor Bahru 239+
4 Petaling Jaya 108+
5 Cyberjaya 43
6 Shah Alam 35
7 Subang Jaya 33
8 Malacca City 21
9 Kota Kinabalu 20
9 Putrajaya 20
10 Kajang 17
11 Ipoh 3
11 Sibu 3
12 Bintulu 2
12 Kota Bahru 2
12 Kuantan 2
13 Sandakan 1
13 Kuching 1

Tallest buildings

The following is a list of tallest buildings with a height of 150 meters (492 ft) or more in Malaysia. The height of each building 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 skyscrapers 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.

  Present tallest building in Malaysia.
  Was the tallest building in Malaysia upon completion.
Rank Name Image Height
m (ft)
Floors Year Location Notes
1 Merdeka 118
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678.9 (2,227) 118 2022 Kuala Lumpur
3°08′29″N 101°42′02″E / 3.141335°N 101.700659°E / 3.141335; 101.700659
Second-tallest skyscraper in the world; tallest building in Malaysia since 2022;[3] first megatall skyscraper in Southeast Asia. Formerly known as the Heritage of Independence (Malay: Warisan Merdeka) and later, the PNB 118. The upper 17-storeys are occupied by the Park Hyatt Hotel Kuala Lumpur.[4] Official height announced on 30 November 2021.[5][6]
2= Petronas Tower 1
KLCC 2022 twintowers.jpg
451.9 (1,483) 88 1998 Kuala Lumpur
3°09′29″N 101°42′42″E / 3.15800°N 101.71180°E / 3.15800; 101.71180
The tallest building in the world between 15 April 1998 and 1 July 2003; the 17th-tallest building in the world;[7] first building built outside the United States of America to achieve the title of the tallest in the world;[8] tallest skyscraper in Malaysia between 1998 and 2021. As of 2021, still remains the tallest twin-buildings in the world.[9]
Petronas Tower 2 451.9 (1,483) 88
3 The Exchange 106
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445.5 (1,462) 95 2019 Kuala Lumpur
3°08′31″N 101°43′07″E / 3.14200°N 101.71873°E / 3.14200; 101.71873
21st-tallest building in the world; fourth-tallest building in Malaysia.[10] Construction topped out in December 2017 within 19 months of commencement. Centerpiece project of the Tun Razak Exchange financial district, it was developed by the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), with a net office space of approximately 2,600,000 sq ft (240,000 m2).[11]
4 Four Seasons Place Kuala Lumpur
Four Seasons Place as seen from Vipod Residences.jpg
342.5 (1,124) 74 2018 Kuala Lumpur
3°09′29″N 101°42′50″E / 3.15793°N 101.71380°E / 3.15793; 101.71380
77th-tallest building in the world; fourth-tallest hotel in the world; tallest hotel in Southeast Asia; and the fifth-tallest building in Malaysia. Topped out in 2017, it is situated next to the Petronas Towers in the Kuala Lumpur City Centre. The building was the first hotel under the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts marque in Southeast Asia.
5 Telekom Tower
Kuala Lumpur. Telekom Tower. 2019-12-13 17-05-45.jpg
310 (1,017) 55 2001 Kuala Lumpur
3°06′58″N 101°39′57″E / 3.11620°N 101.66590°E / 3.11620; 101.66590
146th-tallest building in the world; tallest building in Malaysia constructed during the 2000s. Inaugurated on 11 February 2003 by Mahathir Mohamad, then Prime Minister of Malaysia, the design was shaped to represent a sprouting bamboo shoot. Currently houses the headquarters for Telekom Malaysia (TM).
6 The Astaka A
The Astaka Tower in Mar 2020 (4to3).jpg
279 (915) 72 2018 Johor Bahru
1°28′26″N 103°45′47″E / 1.47397°N 103.76308°E / 1.47397; 103.76308
280th-tallest building in the world; tallest building outside of Kuala Lumpur and in Johor Bahru since 2018; and the tallest residential building in Malaysia. Built during the construction boom of the late 2010s and early 2020s. Construction topped out in 2017, it is part of the twin-building Astaka complex, housing 438 apartments.
7 Ilham Tower
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274 (899) 58 2016 Kuala Lumpur 303rd-tallest building in the world; 6th-tallest building Kuala Lumpur. Also known as the Ilham Baru Tower, or the IB Tower (an abbreviation of the former). First proposed in 2009, construction started in 2010 and topped-out in 2014, with a gross-floor-area of 1,000,000 sq ft (93,000 m2).
8 Petronas Tower 3
KL - Menara Carigali, KLCC (4to3).JPG
267 (876) 60 2012 Kuala Lumpur 354th-tallest building in the world. Formerly known as the Carigali Tower, it was later re-designated as the third tower of the Petronas Towers complex, within Phase 2 of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) urban plan. Topped out in March 2009, construction cost was reported to be around RM 1 billion (around US$240 million).
9 Star Residences ONE
Star residence 1-3 (4to3).jpg
265 (869) 58 2019 Kuala Lumpur Tied as the 367th-tallest building in the world; fifth-tallest triple-building complex in the world, the tallest triple-building complex in Southeast Asia; the second-tallest residential building in Malaysia. Tower ONE and Ascott Star (both designated RT2 and RT3) were phased as the second and third phase of the Star Residences complex project.[12] Both structures topped out in 2019.[13][14]
10 The Astaka B
The Astaka Tower in Mar 2020 (4to3).jpg
256 (840) 67 2018 Johor Bahru
1°28′26″N 103°45′47″E / 1.47397°N 103.76308°E / 1.47397; 103.76308
473rd-tallest building in the world; second-tallest building outside Kuala Lumpur; second-tallest building in Johor Bahru; fourth-tallest residential skyscraper in Malaysia. Part of the Astaka complex, construction started in 2014 and topped-out in 2017.
11 Permata Sapura Tower
Permata Sapura Tower (4to3, rotated).jpg
253 (830) 53 2020 Kuala Lumpur 494th-tallest building in the world;[15] tenth-tallest building in Kuala Lumpur; fifth-tallest building in the Kuala Lumpur City Centre. Formerly known as KLCC Lot 91, construction commenced in 2015 and topped-out in 2019, with a build-up area of 1,184,813 sq ft (110,072.7 m2) over a 1.187 acres (0.480 ha) site.[16]
12= Trion KL (BOLT Tower A) 251 (823) 66 2022 Kuala Lumpur Project was first launched in early 2019, topped out in January 2022, with 66-storeys and a height of 251 m (823 ft), housing 536 serviced apartments. Fifth-tallest residential skyscraper in Malaysia
12= Star Residences TWO
Star residence 1-3 (4to3).jpg
251 (823) 57 2019 Kuala Lumpur 503rd-tallest building in the world; seventh-tallest residential building in Malaysia. Constructed in 2014 as the Star Residences RT1, part of the first phase of the Star Residences residential complex. The building contains 557 apartment units, from which 80 percent of them were sold by 2017.[12][17]
14 KOMTAR
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249 (817) 68 1986 (2016) George Town Tallest building in Malaysia between 1986 and 1987; third-tallest building outside the Western Hemisphere upon completion; tallest building in Penang since 1986. Construction topped out in 1985, with 65-storeys and a height of 232 m (761 ft). Renovations in 2016 added 3 more storeys, extending the height to its present length.
15 Maybank Tower
KL - Menara Maybank (2014) (4to3).JPG
243.5 (799) 50 1987 Kuala Lumpur 617th-tallest building in the world; the tallest building in Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur between 1987 and 1998. The present site was formerly the Sessions Court Building built during the colonial era (demolished 1984). Construction started in 1984 and topped out in 1987. Houses the headquarters of Maybank since its completion, and the Maybank Numismatic Museum since 2004.
16= The Vogue Suites One
The Vogue Suites One.jpg
243 (797) 63 2017 Kuala Lumpur Eighth-tallest residential building in Malaysia.[18] Tallest structure in the Setia Eco City complex. Structurally topped-out in 2017.[19]
16= Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Grand-Hyatt-Tower-01.jpg
243 (797) 60 2012 Kuala Lumpur Located at the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC); structurally topped out in 2012.
18 Southpoint Tower
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242 (794) 56 2018 Kuala Lumpur 13th-tallest building in Kuala Lumpur.[20] Also known as the Mid Valley Tower of Light.
19 Banyan Tree Signatures
View from Vipod Residences, Kuala Lumpur 2.jpg
240 (787) 55 2016 Kuala Lumpur Formerly known as the Conlay Tower. Constructed started in 2012 and topped-out in 2015 as a luxury serviced residence project of the Golden Triangle, Kuala Lumpur.[21]
20 Vista Tower
The Intermark Vista Tower in Kuala Lumpur (cropped).jpg
238 (781) 62 1994 Kuala Lumpur Was the third-tallest building in Malaysia upon completion; Second building in Kuala Lumpur to surpass a height of 200 m (660 ft).[22] Formerly known as the Empire Tower, now part of The Intermark complex.
21= Vortex Tower
Vortex Suites KLCC, Kuala Lumpur.jpg
235 (771) 58 2016 Kuala Lumpur
21= W Hotel & Tropicana The Residence
Skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (42721121372) (4to3).jpg
235 (771) 55 2018 Kuala Lumpur
23 Affin Bank TRX
Affin Bank HQ TRX July 2020.jpg
233 (764) 47 2021 Kuala Lumpur
24 The FACE Platinum Suites
The Face Platinum KL (4to3).jpg
231 (758) 57 2015 Kuala Lumpur
25= Elite Pavilion
Elite Pavillion, Kuala Lumpur.jpg
230 (755) 50 2018 Kuala Lumpur
25= Equatorial Plaza
Equatorial Plaza, Kuala Lumpur.jpg
230 (755) 55 2018 Kuala Lumpur
25= Sky Suites @ KLCC B 230 (755) 62 2019 Kuala Lumpur
28= Altus
Sky 88 Apartment (cropped).jpg
220 (722) 60 2017 Johor Bahru Was the tallest-building in Johor Bahru between 2017 and 2018; first skyscraper in Johor Bahru to surpass 200 m (660 ft) and to reach 60-storeys. All 3 buildings are part of the Setia Sky 88 residential complex.
Nube 220 (722) 60
Sora 220 (722) 60
31= Bay Laurel Tower 1 219 (719) 55 2019 Johor Bahru
31= Royal Strand Tower 3 219 (719) 55 2019 Johor Bahru
33 Sky Suites @ KLCC A 217 (712) 61 2019 Kuala Lumpur
34= Felda Tower
Felda tower 2020.jpg
216 (709) 50 2012 Kuala Lumpur
34= Naza Tower 1
Naza tower 2020.jpg
216 (709) 50 2015 Kuala Lumpur
34= The FACE Victory Suites 216 (709) 51 2021 Kuala Lumpur
37= Tri Tower Residences 1
TriTower Residence in Mar 2020.jpg
215 (705) 54 2019 Johor Bahru
Tri Tower Residences 2 215 (705) 54
39= Maxis Tower
2016 Kuala Lumpur, Menara Maxis (03).jpg
212 (696) 61 2019 Kuala Lumpur
39= Sky Suites @ KLCC C 212 (696) 61 2019 Kuala Lumpur
41= AmBank Tower
Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Menara-AmBank-01.jpg
210 (689) 50 1998 Kuala Lumpur
41= JKG Tower 210 (689) 32 2016 Kuala Lumpur
43= The Sentral Residences A
Sentral residences.jpg
210 (689) 58 2017 Kuala Lumpur
The Sentral Residences B 210 (689) 58
45= JKG Tower 210 (689) 32 2016 Kuala Lumpur
45= St. Regis Hotel & Residences
St regis 2014.jpg
205 (673) 48 2016 Kuala Lumpur
45= Q Sentral
Q Sentral seen from Aloft top floor.jpg
205 (673) 49 2015 Kuala Lumpur
48 The Troika Tower 3
KL - The Troika2.JPG
204 (669) 50 2010 Kuala Lumpur
49= Eaton Residences 203 (666) 52 2021 Kuala Lumpur
49= Berjaya Times Square A
Kuala-Lumpur Malaysia Berjaya-Times-Square-04.jpg
203 (666) 52 2003 Kuala Lumpur Currently the 10th-largest building in the world by floor area, was known as the "world's largest building ever built in a single phase" with a floor area of 7,500,000 sq ft (700,000 m2).
49= Berjaya Times Square B 203 (666) 52
49= Bay Laurel Tower 2 203 (666) 51 2017 Johor Bahru
52 K Residences
K Residence.jpg
202 (663) 52 2008 Kuala Lumpur
53= Bangkok Bank Tower 200 (656) 46 2015 Kuala Lumpur Also known as the Berjaya Central Park. Both buildings are part of The Ritz Corporate Suites & Residences complex. Bangkok Bank Tower structurally topped out in 2015, The Ritz Carlton Residences in 2016.
The Ritz Carlton Residences 200 (656) 48 2016
Le Nouvel Tower 1
Le Nouvel KLCC.jpg
200 (656) 49 2016 Kuala Lumpur
Lot G KL Sentral
Lot G KL Sentral.jpg
200 (656) 45 2013 Kuala Lumpur
57 Kings Bay Tower 1 199 (653) 50 2017 Johor Bahru
58= Capital Square Tower 1 (Menara Multi Purpose)
Kuala Lumpur Malaysia-Capital-Square-01.jpg
198 (650) 40 1994 Kuala Lumpur Tower 1 was popularly known as the Multi Purpose Tower (Malay: Menara Multi Purpose), and was the third-tallest building in Malaysia upon completion. Now part of the Capital Square complex, with an expansion in the late 2000s.
Capital Square Tower 2 198 (650) 41 2011
60= Maju Perdana One 196 (643) 50 2002 Kuala Lumpur
60= Standard Chartered Tower 196 (643) 43 1990 Kuala Lumpur Was the second-tallest skyscraper in Kuala Lumpur. One of the earliest skyscrapers in Malaysia. Formerly known as the Menara Prime, Menara Shahzan Insas, and the Shahzan Prudential Tower. Renovations were carried out between 2002 and 2003. Now the headquarters for the Standard Chartered Bank in Malaysia.
60= The Lovell 196 (643) 49 2017 Johor Bahru
63= Silverscape Residences Tower 1 195 (640) 45 2017 Malacca Tallest buildings in Malacca.
Silverscape Residences Tower 2 195 (640) 45
66 Tri Tower Capri by Fraser 195 (640) 52 2018 Kuala Lumpur
67 UOB Tower 2 194 (636) 29 2021 Kuala Lumpur
68 Citibank Tower
Citibank Tower, Kuala Lumpur.jpg
190 (623) 50 1995 Kuala Lumpur Known as the Lion Tower (Malay: Menara Lion) until 2000. Currently the headquarters of Citibank Syariah.
69 Setia V Residences B
Setia V, George Town, Penang.jpg
189 (620) 48 2017 Kuala Lumpur
70= Amberside Tower 2 187 (614) 47 2017 Johor Bahru
70= Green Haven Service Apartment A 187 (614) 47 2018 Johor Bahru
70= Royal Strand Tower 2 187 (614) 47 2017 Johor Bahru
73 Arte S Tower 1
Arte S, Bukit Gambir, Penang.jpg
186 (610) 51 2018 George Town
74= D'Latour @ Sunway City 185 (607) 48 2017 Kuala Lumpur
74= Marinara Financial Center
Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Menara-CELCOM-and-Menara-Marinara.jpg
185 (607) 36 2000 Kuala Lumpur
76 Grand Seasons Hotel
Grand season hotel (crop).jpg
184 (604) 46 1998 Kuala Lumpur
77= Amberside Tower 3 183 (600) 46 2017 Johor Bahru
77= Royal Strand Tower 1 183 (600) 46 2017 Johor Bahru
77= The Binjai Tower A 183 (600) 45 2007 Kuala Lumpur
80 Carnelian Tower
Forest City (cropped).jpg
181 (594) 44 2020 Johor Bahru
81= Tri Tower Residences II 179 (587) 45 2018 Johor Bahru
81= Green Haven Service Apartment B 179 (587) 45 2018 Johor Bahru
81= BB Tower 179 (587) 42 2020 Kuala Lumpur Also known as YTL HQ Tower.
81= The Binjai Tower B 179 (587) 44 2007 Kuala Lumpur
81= Public Mutual Tower 179 (587) 42 2016 Kuala Lumpur
86 Pavilion Service Apartment 1 178 (584) 44 2009 Kuala Lumpur
87= Arte Mont Kiara @ KL Metropolis
ARTE MONT KIARA at KL Metropolis.jpg
175 (574) 52 2020 Kuala Lumpur
87= The Troika Tower 2
KL - The Troika2.JPG
177 (581) 44 2010 Kuala Lumpur
89= Kings Bay Tower 2 175 (574) 45 2017 Johor Bahru
89= Dato' Onn Tower
MenaraDato
175 (574) 40 1985 Kuala Lumpur Tallest building in Malaysia between 1985 and 1986.
89= Menara Kerja Raya
Menara Kerja Raya.jpg
175 (574) 37 2014 Kuala Lumpur Formerly known as Kompleks Kerja Raya 2.
92 Sky Suites KLCC Hotel Tower 174 (571) 43 2019 Kuala Lumpur Part of the Sky Suites @ KLCC development.[23]
93 KPWKM Tower
Putrajaya Malaysia Ministry-of-Women-Family-and-Community-01.jpg
172 (564) 39 2011 Putrajaya Tallest building in Putrajaya.
94= PNB Tower 171 (561) 45 1985 Kuala Lumpur
94= Meridin Suites A 171 (561) 43 2018 Johor Bahru
94= Bay Point Tower 5 171 (561) 43 2017 Johor Bahru
94= Tropicana Avenue 171 (561) 43 2015 Petaling Jaya Tallest building in Petaling Jaya.
98= Public Bank Tower
Menara Public Bank, Kuala Lumpur.JPG
170 (558) 36 1994 Kuala Lumpur
98= Cendana Condominium 170 (558) 45 2007 Kuala Lumpur
98= Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka
Kuala Lumpur Malaysia-Dewan-Bahasa-Dan-Pustaka-12.jpg
170 (558) 37 2000 Kuala Lumpur
101= Green Haven Service Apartment C 168 (551) 42 2018 Johor Bahru
101= Bora Residences 168 (551) 42 2017 Johor Bahru
101= Commerce Tower 168 (551) 42 2008 Kuala Lumpur
101= Prestige Tower 168 (551) 40 2011 Kuala Lumpur
101= Plaza Cygal, Office Tower I 168 (551) 40 2000 Kuala Lumpur
101= Wisma Goldhill 168 (551) 37 1993 Kuala Lumpur
107= 9 Bukit Utama Aria 167 (548) 42 2010 Petaling Jaya
9 Bukit Utama Beva 167 (548) 42
9 Bukit Utama Ceta 167 (548) 42
110 Empire Studio 167 (548) 42 2013 Petaling Jaya
111= One Tanjung A 166 (545) 42 2014 George Town
One Tanjung B 166 (545) 42
113= The Oval East Tower 1 166 (545) 40 2009 Kuala Lumpur
The Oval West Tower 2 166 (545) 40
114= UOA Bangsar Tower 166 (545) 39 2009 Kuala Lumpur
114= The Maritime
(Tower A)
Maritime Square Penang.JPG
166 (545) 42 2014 George Town Part of the IJN Promenade upon completion, however renamed to Karpal Singh Drive to commemorate the death of a local politician, Karpal Singh.
116= The Ascent Paradigm 165 (541) 32 2015 Petaling Jaya
116= Pinnacle & Sheraton Hotel 165 (541) 45 2017 Petaling Jaya
118= Teega 1 164 (538) 41 2017 Johor Bahru
Teega 2 164 (538) 41
Teega 3 164 (538) 41
121 Dayabumi Complex
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157 (515) 35 1984 Kuala Lumpur Tallest building in Malaysia between 1984 and 1985.
122= Gurney Paragon East Tower
Gurney Paragon, George Town, Penang.jpg
155 (509) 43 2011 George Town
Gurney Paragon West Tower 155 (509) 43 2011
123= One KL 155 (509) 35 2009 Kuala Lumpur
123= Dynasty Hotel
Dynasty Hotel, Kuala Lumpur (4447700241).jpg
155 37 1994 Kuala Lumpur
125= Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur Malaysia LeMeridien-Sentral-01.jpg
154 38 2004 Kuala Lumpur
125= Hilton Kuala Lumpur
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154 38 2004 Kuala Lumpur
127 Menara MAIWP[24]
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153 34 2011 Kuala Lumpur
128 Menara Tabung Haji
KL- Lembaga Tabung Haji HQ.JPG
152 38 1984 Kuala Lumpur [25]

Under construction

Building City Height (m) Height (ft) Floors Planned completion
Merdeka 118 Kuala Lumpur 678.9 m 2,227 ft 118 2022
Coronation Square Tower Johor Bahru 370 m 1,214 ft 78 TBD
Oxley Tower Kuala Lumpur 339 m 1,112 ft 79 2022
IBN Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur 330 m 1,086 ft 68 2024
Kempinski Hotel & Residences Kuala Lumpur 308 m 1,010 ft 72 2022
Dayabumi Tower[26] Kuala Lumpur 290.5 m* 953 ft 60 TBD
YOO8 Residences A Kuala Lumpur 277 m 909 ft 61 2022
The Bloomsvale Kuala Lumpur 270 m 885 ft 66 2023
YOO8 Residences B Kuala Lumpur 260 m 885 ft 58 2022
Imperial Lexis Kuala Lumpur 260 m 885 ft 53 2022
PNB 1194 Hotel (MAS Annex Tower) Kuala Lumpur 250 m 820 ft 53 2021
WF Tower 1 Johor Bahru 239 m 784 ft 60 2023
WF Tower 2 Johor Bahru 239 m 784 ft 60 2023
Duta Park Residences Kuala Lumpur 235 m 770 ft 59 2021
Agile Embassy Garden Kuala Lumpur 234 m 767 ft 65 2022
Lucentia Residences @ BBCC[27] Kuala Lumpur 233.8 m 767 ft 59 2021
Debao Landmark Kuala Lumpur 225 m 738 ft 73 2023
Eaton Residences Kuala Lumpur 203.1 m 666 ft 52 2022
Jesselton Twin Towers[28] Kota Kinabalu 192.15 m 630.4 ft 56 2022
Continew Residences Kuala Lumpur 190 m 623 ft 53 2021
Capri by Fraser Kuala Lumpur 175 m 574 ft 45 2021
The Met Corporate Tower 1 Kuala Lumpur 174.6 m 572 ft 43 2022
The Courtyard Hotel KL Kuala Lumpur 170 m 557 ft 36 2023
The Stride Strata Office @ BBCC Kuala Lumpur 167 m 548 ft 38 2021

Notes:

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

On hold

Building City Height (m) Height (ft) Floors Planned completion
Tower M (KLCC East Gate) Kuala Lumpur 700 m 2,297 ft 145
Fairmont Kuala Lumpur Tower 1 Kuala Lumpur 370 m 1,214 ft 78
M101 Skywheel[29] Kuala Lumpur 316.6 m 1,039 ft 79
Fairmont Kuala Lumpur Tower 2[30] Kuala Lumpur 278 m 912 ft 71

Proposed/Vision

Building City Height (m) Height (ft) Floors Planned completion
Tradewinds Square[31] Kuala Lumpur 608 m 1,994 ft 110
Malaya 115 Kuala Lumpur 596.6m 1,957ft 115
Blaze Tower Kuala Lumpur 480m 1,574ft 120
BBCC Signature Tower Kuala Lumpur 400m 1,312ft 80
KK One Kota Kinabalu 205m 672.5ft 59

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 2022, the title of tallest building in Kuala Lumpur is held by Merdeka 118.

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

Name Image City Years as Tallest Architectural height
m (ft)
Roof height
m (ft)
Floors Coordinates Notes
Menara Condong
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Teluk Intan 1885–1897 25 (82) 25 (82) 3 4°01′30.5″N 101°01′09.7″E / 4.025139°N 101.019361°E / 4.025139; 101.019361 [32]
Sultan Abdul Samad Building
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Kuala Lumpur 1897–1942 40 (131) 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[33]
Sultan Ibrahim Building
Perspective View of Sultan Ibrahim Building.jpg
Johor Bahru 1942–1960 60 (196) 60 (196) 5 1°27′28.2″N 103°45′40.3″E / 1.457833°N 103.761194°E / 1.457833; 103.761194 [34][35]
Lee Yan Lian Building Kuala Lumpur 1960–1963 73 (239) 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[36]
Malaysian Houses of Parliament
Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Bangunan Parlimen Malaysia-02.jpg
Kuala Lumpur 1963–1971 77 (252) 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[37][38]
Menara Takaful Kuala Lumpur 1971–1973 110 (361) 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)[39]
Crowne Plaza Mutiara KL* Kuala Lumpur 1973–1978 130 (427) 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[40][41]
Menara Bumiputra Commerce Kuala Lumpur 1978–1980 150.5 (493) 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[42]
DBKL Tower 1
Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Dewan-Bandaraya-Kuala-Lumpur-01.jpg
Kuala Lumpur 1980–1983 151 (495) 151 m (495 ft) 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[43]
KH Tower Kuala Lumpur 1983–1984 152 (499) 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[44]
Kompleks Dayabumi
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Kuala Lumpur 1984–1985 157 (515) 157 (515) 35 3°08′41.8″N 101°41′37.7″E / 3.144944°N 101.693806°E / 3.144944; 101.693806 [45][46]
Dato' Onn Tower
MenaraDato
Kuala Lumpur 1985–1986 175 (574) 175 (574) 40 3°10′09.5″N 101°41′27.2″E / 3.169306°N 101.690889°E / 3.169306; 101.690889 [47][48]
Komtar
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George Town 1986–1987 249 (817) 249 m (817 ft) 68 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. Current height is 232 m (761 ft). In 2015, 3 more floors were added raising its height to 249 m (817 ft).[49]
Menara Maybank
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Kuala Lumpur 1987–1998 244 (799) 243.5 (798) 55 3°08′50.3″N 101°41′58.3″E / 3.147306°N 101.699528°E / 3.147306; 101.699528 The first skyscraper exceeding 200 m in Kuala Lumpur (656 ft)
Petronas Twin Towers
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Kuala Lumpur 1998–2022 451.9 m (1,483 ft) 401.9 m (1,319 ft) 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 world from 1998 to 2004 and remain the tallest twin towers in the world[50][51]
Merdeka 118
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Kuala Lumpur 2022 present 678.9 m (2,227 ft) 518.9 m (1,702 ft) 118 3°08′29″N 101°42′02″E / 3.141335°N 101.700659°E / 3.141335; 101.700659 Soon to be the second-tallest building in the world and tallest in Southeast Asia upon completion, The first skyscraper exceeding 500 m and 600 min Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia.[52]

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