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KUALA LUMPUR

MENARA TELEKOM

It was completed in 2001 at a cost of RM600 million. Towering at a height of 310 metres, the 77 storey building in Jalan Pantai Bahru is Telekom Malaysia Berhad's new corporate headquarters. Menara Telekom is KLs third tallest building.

Its unique curvilinear structure is based on renowned Malaysian sculptor and artist Latiff Mohidin's award-winning masterpiece - the Pucuk Rebung - which depicts a young bamboo shoot with strong foundations at its root and little leaves sprouting. The building is designed by Hijjas Kasturi and Associates, who is also responsible for the designing Menara Maybank, Lembaga Tabung Haji building and Shahzan Tower in KL.

The state-of-the-art building is rated as a six-star intelligent building by City Hall, which provides infrastructure for multimedia services with high speed connectivity and features an energy-efficient facilities management system. Menara Telekom is equipped with an Integrated Building Management System (IBMS) concept created by Telekom Malaysia's research and development division to provide a productive and cost-effective environment. The IBMS has the ability to integrate 11 key mechanical and engineering sub-systems within the tower - ranging from the air-conditioning and ventilation system, to the lighting control system, and the security management and lift and escalator systems.

Another key feature in the building is the document conveyor system, which transports documents and parcels within the building - from three floors underground to the 55th floor, the highest office floor in the tower.

Menara Telekom can house 6,000 occupants and has 22 "sky gardens" (one on every third floor) to provide a conducive working environment. The landscaped terraces are tranquil, private retreats for rest and relaxation.

Among the facilities are a professional performance theatre for an audience of 2,500 and exhibition halls.

Occupants of the building can also enjoy sporting and recreational activities at the Menara Telekom Sports Complex. An indoor gymnasium is also available for exercise enthusiasts.

Telekom Malaysia employees with young children can send them to Tiaratots, a fully-equipped childcare centre with an indoor play centre. More than 100 children spend time at Tiaratots under the care of 15 guardians while their parents are working.

Menara Telekom was officially opened by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad on 10th February. 2003.


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