The Sarawak government has unveiled plans to construct the nation’s tallest flagpole in Petra Jaya, Kuching. This monumental structure will proudly hoist the state’s flag, symbolizing Sarawak’s heritage and achievements. According to The Borneo Post, insiders have revealed that the proposed flagpole will stand an impressive 99 meters tall, with an estimated project cost of approximately RM30 million.
The strategic location for this remarkable flagpole is near the Tea House or Fort Margherita, within close proximity to the State Legislative Assembly Complex. Surpassing the current tallest flagpole in Malaysia, situated in Kuala Lumpur’s Merdeka Square, the Sarawak flagpole will reach a height of 4 meters higher, making it a remarkable sight to behold.
Sources report that the flagpole’s erection serves as a tribute to Sarawak’s unwavering commitment in safeguarding its rights and privileges during the formation of Malaysia. The Borneo Post is diligently gathering additional details about the project, including its anticipated commencement and completion dates.
The current highest flagpole in Malaysia, erected in 1989, stands at a towering height of 95 meters. Positioned at the southern end of the iconic Merdeka Square, this flagpole marks the historic spot where the Union Jack was lowered, signifying the end of British rule, and the Malayan flag was raised for the first time on 31 August 1957. Remarkably, it holds the distinction of being the twelfth tallest flagpole globally, trailing the Belagavi flagpole in India, which soars to a height of 110 meters. The title for the world’s tallest flagpole presently belongs to the 201.952-meter flagpole in Egypt.