Alor Setar Tower

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Alor Setar Tower
Menara Alor Setar
Menara as.jpg
General information
Type Telecommunications
Commercial offices
Location Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia
Coordinates 6°07′27″N 100°22′02″E / 6.1243°N 100.36735°E / 6.1243; 100.36735Coordinates: 6°07′27″N 100°22′02″E / 6.1243°N 100.36735°E / 6.1243; 100.36735
Construction started 1995
Completed 14 August 1997[1]
Cost RM40 million
Antenna spire 165.50 m (543.0 ft)
Top floor 88 m (289 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 4
Lifts/elevators 2
Design and construction
Architect Hijjas Kasturi Associates
Tower observation deck

Alor Setar Tower (Malay: Menara Alor Setar) is a 165.5 m (543 ft) telecommunication tower in Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia.[5]

Apart from serving the role of a telecommunication tower, it also caters as a tourist destination for the town. The tower also houses some restaurants and a souvenir shop. The tower is an observatory tower to look for the crescent moon to mark the beginning of Muslim months such as Ramadhan, Shawwal, and Zulhijjah, to celebrate Ramadhan, Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Hari Raya Aidiladha, respectively.

The observation deck is at a height of 88 m (289 ft) from the base of the structure.[5]

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