Menara Alor Setar

Towering Menara Alor Setar

The Alor Setar Tower lit at night

The Alor Setar Tower lit at night

The top of the Menara Alor Setar (Alor Setar Tower), primarily a telecoms tower

The top of the Menara Alor Setar (Alor Setar Tower), primarily a telecoms tower

The Menara Alor Setar (Alor Setar Tower) is one of the tallest telecoms tower in Malaysia. In fact, at a height of 165.5 meters it is the second tallest after the KL Tower in Kuala Lumpur and was built in 1997. It is said to represent the state’s rapid progress to development and technology.

For the visitor to Alor Setar, it is an imposing structure that can be seen anywhere in the city. At night, it has a spectacular glow to it. And that’s how I captured the image above. I was en route to a certain street to catch the 9 Emperor Gods procession and suddenly, I gazed up and was in awe of this beautiful tower as I realized that I was just within its vicinity!

The Menara is not only a telecoms tower. It is in fact a tourism spot in Alor Setar with an observation deck at the top. One can see a good 360 degree view of the capital and on a good day, can even see Butterworth to as far as the mountains of Thailand. There are restaurants and souvenir shops also.

Menara Alor Setar
http://www.menaraalorstar.com.my/

Estan Cabigas is freelance photographer, blogger and writer based in Makati City, the Philippines. A true blue Cebuano, he makes stunning images and meaningful photo stories. His work has been published in local and international publications including National Geographic Magazine, Geo (Germany), Sunday Times Magazine (London) and other publications. He is also a peripatetic traveler and has traveled to all 81 Philippines provinces. I'm open for work, collaborations and inquiries, including hotel, restaurant and site features and reviews.

One Comment

  1. Micole l Philippine Traveler
    November 13, 2013 @ 0:08

    Super kakaiba ang glow! I actually saw this structure too when I went to Malaysia, wonderful at night.

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