14 Mar Komtar Revitalised
Arguably Penang’s most beloved landmark, Komtar or Kompleks Tun Abdul Razak has been Penang’s tallest structure, and stands as the state’s most recognised icon. In fact, it was initially the tallest building in Malaysia and the second tallest in Asia before it was surpassed by Menara Maybank Kuala Lumpur in 1998.
Construction of the Komtar building was completed back in 1986, and at the time, Komtar stood as a reminder of the vision of the former Penang Chief Minister, the late Tun Dr. Lim Chong Eu, for the state. Its cutting-edge concepts and design set the scene for a massive urban regeneration project in Malaysia which placed social and administrative benefits at the heart of its planning. This breath of fresh air was just what Penang needed at that time, and Komtar went on to steal the hearts of both locals and visitors alike as a major landmark on the state’s and the country’s map.
Today, we are fortunate to see new life being breathed into this beloved icon. For one, three more storeys have been added; the previously 65-storey Komtar now stands proudly at 68 storeys tall. Along with its new stature, it also houses Penang’s newest icon – The Top.
What is the Top? Only Penang’s first all-in-one international visitor attractions hub with a variety of themed attractions and outlets that are sure to thrill everybody.
The attractions at the Top encompass both modern attractions as well as attractions that pay homage’s to the local flavour. Among the must-sees include the Rainbows Skywalk, Tech Dome, Tongkat Ali Museum, 7D Discovery Motion Theatre and a host of food and beverage outlets. The Top also boasts a sky gym and tower club which offers special privileges for its members. Set to become a key attraction in Penang, The Top is definitely off to a great start.