Statues, Monuments and Memorials

The Sarawak flagpole (Dataran Ibu Pertiwiku)

The Sarawak flagpole will be the tallest flagpole structure in South East Asia, and it was announced in January 2023.

According to an article by the Borneo Post, construction on the flagpole has already begun and it will be 99-meter in length once completed, and is said to weigh a tonne.

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.

Once completed, the flagpole will be four metres taller than Malaysia’s current tallest flagpole which is located at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur.

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.

On 31 December 2023, the flagpole was officiated and given the name IburPertiwiku flagpole to coincide with the Sarawak’s flag name, IbuPertiwiku.

What to expect

The flagpole was is locaated on a small square which is called ‘Dataran Ibu Pertiwiku’.

Photos of the square, as well as the flagpole can be seen below.

Location of the Sarawak Flagpole

The flagpole will be located beside the Sarawak State Legislative Building which is better known as DUN Sarawak.

You can go there by crossing the Darul Hana Bridge, or taking a river boat ride or by private car/taxi.

The exact location is not yet pinned in Maps, but since it’s beside DUN Sarawak, you can’t miss it.

Video of the flagpole

There are no videos of the flagpole and its surroundings just yet.

More on the flagpole

If you need more details as well as information on the flagpole, feel free to check the links below.

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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