We may all know that the Petronas Twin Towers (KLC) was the world's tallest building at one point of time.

As the years went by, we lost the title to many other mage structures around the world, but now we have a new kid on the block to put us back onto the world map.

Say Hi to Merdeka 118, which is officially the second tallest building in the world after Burj Khalifa in Dubai, and the tallest building in Southeast Asia.

Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob, in officiating the tower's spire completion ceremony recently, said the building's completion amid the COVID-19 pandemic marks a great engineering achievement for the country, and reinforces Malaysia's position as a modern and developing nation.

If you have not heard of the latest pride of the nation, here are some quick facts about Merdeka 118 that you may want to know:Not surprisingly, the tower has received both bricks and bouquets. Critics have said that the money spent for the building could have been spent for some other reason, while supporters have said that once completed, the project would provide employment opportunities to many, and boost the economy.

No matter what is said, I guess as Malaysians, we can all agree on one common thing - that the not-so-little new kid is in town, and he's here to stay to make us all proud for now!


Photos source: Twitter, Utusan Malaysia.