tanding atop Bukit Nanas, 94 meters above sea-level, at a majestic height of 421 metros, Menara Kuala Lumpur is the tallest telecommunication tower in Asia and third tallest in the world. Menara Kuala Lumpur Sdn. Bhd. (MKLSB) another privatization project by the Government of Malaysia has been assigned to plan, design, build, operate and manage Menara Kuala Lumpur. The tower consist of five basic sections, namely the foundation base, the touristic building, the tower shaft, the tower head and the antenna mast.
However, patrons will have access to the touristic building, the observation platform and the revolving restaurant only. The tow level touristic building linked by a 146 meters pedestrian mall has a reflecting pool in the center. The main public area at the upper ground level comprises of nine shoplots, a fast-food restaurant, a theathere, an amphitheater, a prayer room, public toilets and office space.
The amphitheater will be able to accommodate 222 persons. The theatherette which has a seating capacity for 57 people will show documentaries for the patrons waiting to see the observation platform. Menara Kuala Lumpur will have a revolving restaurant located at 282 meters above ground floor with a full seating capacity of 250 diners. The restaurant takes approximately one hour to revolve the full 360 degrees.
Menara Kuala Lumpur also provides an observation platform below the revolving restaurant which can accommodate 150 patrons. The platform, a public viewing deck 276 meters above sea level, provides an excellent view of the city and its surroundings and even up to the Straits of Malacca when the weather permits.
High velocity elevators transport visitors, operations personnel and goods between the ground floor and various platforms on the Tower Head. The public are serviced by two passenger elevators with a capacity of 21 persons each. Each elevator travels at a speed of 6 meters per seconds and takes one minute to reach the observations platform. Tow other elevators are designed exclusively for access to, maintenance of, the telecommunication installations and equipment. The tower provide essential telecommunication, radio and broadcasting facilities for the city of Kuala Lumpur. Menara Kuala Lumpur is truly an outstanding landmark and ambassador for the city of Kuala Lumpur and nation.
Date of Issue : October 1, 1996
Denomination : 50¢, and RM 1.00Stamp Size : 37.2mm x 28mm
Perforation : 14 Sheet
Content : 50 stamps
Miniature Sheet Size : 70mm x 100mmPaper : Unwatermarked, Phosphor Coated
Printing Process : Lithography
Printer : Southern Color Print, New Zealand
Stamp Designer : Akitek Akiprima Sdn. Bhd.
First Day Cover : 20¢
Presentation Pack : RM 3.00