Menara Alor Setar
By kkeps @ 2011-02-20 16:03:39
Menara Alor Setar is a 165 m (541 ft) telecommunication tower in Alor Setar, in the state of Kedah, Malaysia. The tower was built for Telekom Malaysia at a cost of RM40 million.
Apart from serving the role of a telecommunication tower, it also caters as a tourist destination for the town. The tower also houses some restaurants and a souvenir shop. The tower is an observatory tower to look for the crescent moon to mark the beginning of Muslim months such as Ramadhan, Shawwal, and Zulhijjah, to celebrate Ramadhan, Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Hari Raya Aidiladha, respectively.
The observation deck is at a height of 88 m (289 ft) from the base of the structure.