MALACCA: The state’s next tourist attraction, Menara Taming Sari, is expected to be open to the public on Monday.
Several setbacks in the past had caused a delay in the construction and operations of the 110m tower.
With its peak shaped like a keris, it stands tall in the middle of the busy tourist hub surrounded by heritage museums, shopping centres, and the Malacca River.
The tower was built at a total cost of RM23mil funded by Kumpulan Melaka Berhad and will be run by its subsidiary Melaka Taming Sari Berhad (MTSB).
The air-conditioned viewing cabin, which can accommodate up to 80 people at a time, revolves as it rises from ground level to the top of the tower. It also revolves on its downward journey.
Among the extra services offered are kiosks, a restaurant and limousine services.
Menara Taming Sari will be the first of its kind in the country with a revolving observation cabin, which provides a breathtaking 360-degree view of the entire historical areas in the city. Each viewing session would last seven minutes.
The operating hours of the tower will be from 10am to 10pm everyday. Admission fee for MyKad holders will be RM10 for adults and RM5 for children below 12 years old and senior citizens above 55 years old. Foreigners will be charged RM20.
Nazary said that he expected Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam to launch the tower after the Malacca Historical City celebrations on April 15.