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Sarawak flagpole to be tallest flagpole in South East Asia

Kuching which will soon be home to the Sarawak flagpole, which will soon be the tallest flagpole in South East Asia.

The project which has already begun is expected to be completed by the end of 2023, with November 2023 the likely month of completion.

According to an article by the Borneo Post, construction on the flagpole has already begun.

It will be 99-meter in length once completed and is said to weigh a tonne.

The Sarawak flagpole project was announced in January 2023 with the project said to be one of Kuching’s future tourist attraction.

Agencies involved

The funding of the flagpole is said to be a private sector project, with the pole itself located between the Sarawak Legislative Assembly (DUN) complex and Fort Margherita.

The Kuching North City Commission (DBKU) is the implementing agency for the project and KKB Engineering Berhad is the design and build contractor.

It was reported also that the flagpole cost RM30 million to build and is considered a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project by the private entity.

The tallest flagpole in South East Asia

According to Wikipedia, the current tallest flagpole in Malaysia is in Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur.

This is also the current tallest flagpole in South East Asia.

However, with the Sarawak flagpole soon to be four metres taller than Malaysia’s current tallest flagpole, the title for tallest flagpole in the region will be shifted to Kuching once the flagpole is completed.

This will make the Sarawak flagpole automatically the tallest in the region but far from the height of tallest flagpole in the world which is located in Egypt at the height of
201.952m.

 

Cyril Dason

Cyril Dason was born and currently lives in Kuching. He loves jungle trekking, clean rivers and chilling out with friends.

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