KOMTAR set to host the highest skywalk in Malaysia
KOMTAR – an acronym for Kompleks Tun Abdul Razak – is Penang’s tallest building since 1985 and the sixth tallest building in Malaysia that stands at the height of 232 metres.
Now, after 30 years since its inception, the general public can access the highest floors of the tower with its addition of The Rainbow Skywalk.
According to the Star Online, The Rainbow Skywalk is a semi-circle glass path that juts several metres out of the building, and it is not for the faint-hearted.
Only World Group (OWG) chief operating officer Datuk Jean Koh said to The Star, “We’ve seen many people who cannot shake off that acrophobic dizziness when they step onto the glass. Some will not even try.”
“But many love it. You can lie down and take a selfie with the little buildings below as your background. It is a rare opportunity,” added Datuk Jean.
The skywalk which is visible from Penang Road, Macalister Road and Datuk Keramat Road is reportedly using the same glass flooring as America’s Grand Canyon Skywalk.
The walk that was put to a range of test by Universiti Sains Malaysia is also heat-treated, temper-proofed and laminated with the material of the highest quality.
Chief Executive Officer of OWG, Datuk Seri Richard Koh, is looking to revitalise the out of favour shopping mall since 2012 with the main aim of turning the place into a leisure destination for locals and also tourist alike.
There are many other attractions that are built around the roof of the building including a mysterious attraction which is referred to as the luckiest chair in the world – are being kept under wraps until the official unveiling of the venue.
The Rainbow Skywalk along with many other attractions are set to open on 18 December 2016.