Merdeka Residences: Redefining Luxury Living in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur—the bustling capital of Malaysia—is set to welcome new premier residential towers to its iconic landmark, which will redefine urban luxury living in the the Southeast Asian country. Merdeka residences will be a part of the larger mixed-use Merdeka 118 Complex—owned and developed by PNB Merdeka Ventures Sdn. Berhad (PMVSB)—which includes the iconic Merdeka 118 Tower, Stadium Merdeka, 118 Mall and more. With its prime location and world-class amenities, Merdeka Residences aims to provide residents with an unparalleled living experience in the hearth of the city.

The Merdeka 118 Tower: A Symbol of Progress

The Merdeka 118 tower—Built at a cost of $1.5 billion USD and standing at an impressive 678.9 meters tall—is the second tallest building in the world after the famous Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai. Designed by the renowned Australian architect firm Fender Katsalidis Architects, it will serve as a symbol of progress for the city due to it’s iconic shape. The design of the tower is based on the silhouette of Tunku Abdul Rahman, independent Malaya(today’s Malaysia) first prime minister, raising his hand while chanting “Merdeka!” on 31st August 1957.

The tower will offer 83 floors of premium office space that will become the new headquarters of the Malaysian investment firm Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB), while the top 16 floors will become a 5-star luxury hotel operated by Park Hyatt scheduled to open Q3 2024.

With its fabulous glass facade and 40-story tall spire, the tower showcases a perfect blend of history, elegance and modernity.

Merdeka Residences East and West Towers: Unmatched Luxury

As part of Merdeka Complex’s residential development, two residential towers will rise along the Merdeka 118 tower—East and West Tower. These towers, spanning 65 and 63 storeys respectively, will offer its residents a truly luxurious living experience.

Each tower is designed to the highest standards, and will feature a wide range of meticulously crafted residential units with breathtaking views of the city skyline.

East Tower: Exquisite Living Spaces

With its 65 storys, the Merdeka Residences East Tower will be a testament to exquisite urban living. Housing a variety of residential units ranging from one to three bedrooms, each unit will be thoughtfully designed to maximize space and offer residents ultimate comfort and privacy. The East Tower will also feature 5-star world-class amenities such as a swimming pool, fitness center and a sky garden. Providing residents with a relaxing sanctuary amidst the bustling city.

West Tower: Contemporary Elegance

Almost identical to its sister tower, the Merdeka Residences West Tower will also exude contemporary elegance. Spanning 63 storys, this tower will offer a range of residential units designed for modern premier urban living. From stylish studio units to spacious three-bedroom apartments, the West Tower will cater to the diverse needs of its residents. The tower will also feature a range of recreational amenities including a rooftop terrace, BBQ area and a children’s play area in addition to the same type of amenities featured at the East Tower. Ensuring a well-rounded living experience for all its residents.

The residential units price range and floor plans are still not been made public as of this article’s publishing date.

Oakwood Premier Kuala Lumpur: Unparalleled Serviced Residences

In addition to the East and West Towers, another phase in the Merdeka Residences development is the prestigious Oakwood Premier Kuala Lumpur Serviced Residences—the second Oakwood Premier branch in the country after Oakwood signed a management agreement with PNB Merdeka Ventures.

Scheduled to open December 2024, it will have 348 units spanning from 1 to 3 bedrooms. With its prime location next to the World’s second tallest skyscraper and access to world-class services, Oakwood Premier Kuala Lumpur will redefine the concept of luxury living. The serviced residences will offer a range of elegantly furnished units, complete with modern amenities and exclusive personalized services. Residents will have access to a dedicated resident caretakers, housekeeping services and exclusive facilities such as a private gym and a swimming pool. Some of the other proposed amenities are an all-day dining restaurant/bar, executive club lounge, residents’ lounge and various meeting facilities.

Merdeka 118 Complex: A Vibrant Lifestyle Hub With Connectivity And Accessibility

The development of the Merdeka Residences is part of the much larger Merdeka 118 Complex, which aims so create a new vibrant lifestyle hub in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Besides the Iconic Merdeka 118 Tower—offering premium office spaces, a 5-star hotel and the highest observation deck in Southeast Asia—and its residential towers, the complex will include the 7-story 118 Mall, Merdeka Mosque and Stadium Merdeka. The latter played a significant role in Malaysia’s declaration of independence and has historic cultural value for the nation.

Due to the strategic location of the complex, it offer its residents unmatched connectivity and accessibility. Situated in close proximity to major key highways such as Jalan Syed Putra and Jalan Tun Razak, residents can enjoy seamless access to the rest of the city. The development is also well-connected to Kuala Lumpur’s public transportation network, with the nearby Merdeka MRT station and Maharajalela Monorail station providing easy access to the LRT network.

The Local Impact

Sustainability and environmental concerns is the core of the Merdeka Complex—Before, during and after construction. The entire development including the Merdeka 118 tower and the residential towers, is designed to achieve green building certifications. The rigorous environmental program is persuing triple platinum sustainability certification under the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED program, the Malaysian GreenRE program and the Malaysian Green Building Index. The Malaysian Government, architects, engineers, suppliers and contractors; have all had to work closely with each other trying to achieve these goals.

The use of energy-efficient systems, sustainable materials, and prioritization of green spaces will not only minimize the environmental impact of the entire development, but also create a healthier and more livable environment for its residents and workers.

In this video uploaded by Merdeka 118’s contractor, Turner Construction Company, their Project Manager Mr. Chien-Jou (CJ) Chen explains some of these elements more in detail during the tower’s construction:

The Merdeka Complex development has also created a significant economic impact in the region, generating job opportunities for thousands and fostering even more economic growth in the Capital. The total project is expected to contribute billions of dollars to the economy and create jobs not only during the construction phases, but also during the operational phases. Additionally, the development will attract investments, both local and foreign, and contribute to the overall prosperity of Kuala Lumpur.

A New Era of Luxury Living

Merdeka Residences represents a new era of luxury living in Kuala Lumpur. With its iconic design, world-class amenities and prime location being the nearest neighbors to the World’s 2nd tallest skyscraper; this development phase is set to redefine premier urban high-rise living. From the breathtaking views of the Merdeka 118 tower to the luxurious amenities and top-notch services, Merdeka Residences is poised to become the epitome of a new era of luxury living in the heart of the city.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be a part of this exceptional development and experience the best that Kuala Lumpur has to offer. Contact us today to learn more about Merdeka Residences and we will get you in touch with a local realtor.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as an investment advice. Please consult with a qualified real estate professional for personalized guidance.

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