Menara Taming Sari was opened to public on 18th April 2008 and has become another unique attraction for Melaka. The tower is located in Jalan Melaka, Banda Hilir, one of the popular destinations for tourists. The vision to built Menara Taming Sari was inspired by Chief Minister of Melaka, Datuk Seri Mohd Ali bin Mohd Rustam. The 110 meter viewing tower was designed based on the legendary Taming Sari Keris, used by the Malay legendary warrior Hang Tuah.
Menara Taming Sari was the First Revolving “Gyro Tower” in Malaysia and this title is endorsed by Malaysia Book of Records. The construction of Menara Taming Sari was started in August 2006. The original site for Menara Taming Sari is at the Melaka River Banks but due the recovery of the ancient artifact, the site was moved to Majlis Bandaraya Melaka Bersejarah tennis court. The tower was built using Swiss technology and the only tower in the country to have a fully revolving structure. The air-conditioned viewing cabin will be able to accommodate 66 people at one time.
The tower offers a nice view of Melaka from the observation deck. Among the interesting and historical sites is Banda Hilir, Dataran Pahlawan, Melaka Straits, TUDM museum, Stadthuys, Saint Pauls Peak, Independence Memorial, State Mosque and Melaka Island. It is a wonderful ride experience which makes the tower a must visit destination to all.
Menara Taming Sari is managed by Melaka Taming Sari Bhd., subsidiary of Kumpulan Melaka Berhad which wholly owned by Melaka State government. The management of Menara Taming Sari will be organizing many interesting event throughout the year i.e. traditional shows and music to attract more visitors. Besides events, there are also interesting packages for family, school children, kids, disabled & senior citizen.
Menara Taming Sari Tower Specifications
Tower Name: Menara Taming Sari (360 degree viewing tower)
Cost: RM24 million together with support Building (Melaka house)
Height: 110 meter
Passenger capacity: 66 passengers
Ride Duration: 7 minutes
Menara Taming Sari Facilities
- Tourist Information Center
- Taming Sari Cafe
- Souvenier Shop
Menara Taming Sari Tower Viewing Experience
A breathtaking view from the height of 80 meters, the ride offers you a spectacular and panaromic view of Historical Malacca City and beyond with a host of interesting sights such as St Paul’s Hill, Independence Memorial Building, Samudera Museum and the ship, Flor De La Mar, Malacca River, Dataran Pahlawan, Pulau Selat Mosque, Pulau Besar and the Straits of Malacca. That apart, you will also see the fast and rapid development taking place in the state.
Menara Taming Sari Contact Details
Melaka Taming Sari Berhad
Address: Jalan Merdeka Banda Hilir, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia