Tourism Operators Unimpressed by New KL Skyscraper

31 Jul 2017


The rise of the 77-storey Four Seasons Place in Kuala Lumpur’s skyline has irked the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Matta), saying the new building obstructs the view of the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, reported Channel News Asia.

“It should not have happened and been approved in the first place,” said Matta president Tan Kok Liang. “Our Twin Towers are an iconic tourist attraction – they should not be blocked at all.”

“Tourists want to have a nice view and take photos of the Twin Towers, once the tallest building in the world,” he added.

Set to be completed in early-2018, the RM3 billion hotel tower is being developed by Venus Assets Sdn Bhd, with China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) as contractor.

The new building will feature a 209-key Four Seasons hotel, 242 Four Seasons private residences, 300,000 sq ft (27,900 sq m) of luxury retail space and 27 serviced apartments.

Since the project’s launch in 2013, about 70 percent of the residences have been snapped up by local and foreign buyers from Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Indonesia and South Korea, reported the New Straits Times.

Meanwhile, Tourism and Culture Minister Nazri Aziz said the project further cements the country’s ties with China under the “One Belt, One Road” initiative, reported The Star.

“We are happy that Malaysia at last has a Four Seasons hotel and residency,” he said. “I was told that there are only 10 in the world and this is the fourth which is similar to that found in Hong Kong.”


Image sourced from FMT


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