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The Exchange 106
Malay: Menara Exchange 106
Tamil: எக்ஸ்சேஞ்ச் 106 கோபுரம்
The Exchange 106 in 2023
Former namesSignature Tower
Alternative namesTRX 106, TRX Signature Tower
General information
Location Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Construction startedMay 2016; 7 years ago (2016-05)
CompletedAugust 2019; 4 years ago (2019-08)
OwnerMulia Property Development Sdn Bhd
Architectural453.6 m (1,488 ft) [3]
Tip453.6 m (1,488 ft)
Roof453.6 m (1,488 ft)
Top floor397.3 m (1,303 ft)
Technical details
Floor count95 [1]
Floor area453,835 m2 (4,885,000 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect(s)Mulia Group Architects; Peter Chan (Architect of Record)
DeveloperMulia Group [4]
Main contractorMulia Group [5]
Other information
Public transit access KG20   PY23  Tun Razak Exchange MRT station

The Exchange 106 ( Malay: Menara Exchange 106, formerly known as the Signature Tower, is a 453.6-meter-tall (1,488 ft) supertall skyscraper in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is the second-tallest building in Malaysia and the third-tallest building in Southeast Asia. The 397.3-meter (1,303 ft) building is topped with a 11-story high illuminated crown making it the third icon of Kuala Lumpur after Kuala Lumpur Tower and the Petronas Towers. It is 453.6 m (1,488 ft) tall. It is also the second largest skyscraper in Malaysia by floor area with 453,835 m2 (4,885,000 sq ft). [2] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12][ excessive citations] The tower has a net lettable area of 240,000 square metres (2.6 million square feet). It is also the centerpiece of the new Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) financial district. [13] [14] [15][ excessive citations]

The Exchange 106 is currently the 19th tallest building in the world according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) and the second-tallest building in Malaysia, surpassing the Petronas Twin Towers by 1.7 meters. [16]

As of October 2019, about 46,000 m2 (500,000 sq ft) of Exchange 106's floor space was expected to be taken up by tenants. [17] The floor space is column-less, ranges from 2,600 to 3,200 m2 (28,000 to 34,000 sq ft). [18]

Proposal and development

The skyscraper was first conceptualized when TRX was controlled by 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), a sovereign fund owned by the Government of Malaysia. On 13 May 2015, 1MDB Real Estate Sdn Bhd (1MDB RE), the master developer of TRX, and the Mulia Group announced that, through Mulia Property Development Sdn Bhd, they had signed a Sale and Purchase agreement for the development rights of the plot of land for the Exchange 106 (then known as the Signature Tower), with the land transacted at a value of RM665 million. [19] Groundwork on the Exchange 106 plot commenced on 1 March 2016, with the mat concrete foundation laid in May 2016 (see "Progress" section below). [20]

Presently, Mulia Property Development Sdn Bhd is 51% owned by the Ministry of Finance through MKD Signature Sdn Bhd and 49% by Mulia International.


The Exchange 106 was managed by the Mulia Group, [21] with structural construction carried out by the China State Construction Engineering Corporation, through its Malaysian subsidiary China State Construction Engineering (M) Sdn. Bhd. [22]

In May 2016, the tower's foundation concrete pour took place over a weekend and was the second-largest continuous concrete pour in the world. [23] In December 2017, the building was structurally topped out, 19 months after commencement, achieving an average of 3 days a floor. [24]

Exchange 106 achieved its Certificate of Completion and Compliance in September 2019. [25]

TRX shopping mall (The Exchange TRX), located at the foot of The Exchange 106, under construction in May 2019.

The construction of the TRX's shopping mall (known as The Exchange TRX) which is located at the foot of the Exchange 106 is expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2021. [26] Later on, the construction of the mall was delayed due to the strict Movement Control Order (MCO) in the country caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The completion of the mall was pushed back to 2022. [27]

As of December 2021, the overall infrastructure of TRX is at 80 percent completion, while The Exchange TRX mall is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2023. [28]



The skyscraper is currently served by the Kajang Line  KG20  and the Putrajaya Line  PY23  with one station, the Tun Razak Exchange MRT underground station on site. The underground station is one of two interchanges between the Kajang and Putrajaya MRT lines.

See also


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  4. ^ Mulia Group website
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  6. ^ "Mulia Group Malaysia - The Exchange 106". The Mulia Group Malaysia. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
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  8. ^ "Malaysia's new tallest building to be completed in 2018". New Straits Times. 21 December 2017. Retrieved 6 September 2018.
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  10. ^ "Malaysia's tallest building to be completed in 2Q18". 21 December 2017.
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  14. ^ ""Ministry of Finance Malaysia - Media Release - MKD SIGNATURE SDN BHD RE: TRX TOWER"". Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  15. ^ "Big tenants for Exchange 106". The Star Online. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
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  17. ^ "TRX's Exchange 106 expects first tenants in December | The Star Online". Retrieved 5 February 2020.
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  20. ^ "Bai Tian: China offers the best quality of construction to Malaysia, high quality of techniques and speed receive recognition". 2 February 2018. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  21. ^ "Iconic tower set to boost city's status". New Straits Times. 24 October 2019. Archived from the original on 5 February 2020. Retrieved 8 May 2023 – via PressReader.
  22. ^ "The Exchange 106 - The Skyscraper Center". Retrieved 5 February 2020.
  23. ^ "Exchange 106 to eclipse Twin Towers soon as nation's tallest". The Star Online. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  24. ^ "Exchange 106 to eclipse Twin Towers soon as nation's tallest | The Star Online". Retrieved 5 February 2020.
  25. ^ Business, N. S. T. (2 October 2019). "Exchange 106 ready to house MNCs, first tenants expected by December". NST Online. Retrieved 5 February 2020. {{ cite web}}: |last= has generic name ( help)
  26. ^ "Shopping mall at TRX to be ready by Q3 2021".
  27. ^ "Opening of retail mall at TRX Exchange delayed". The Star. Retrieved 7 October 2021.
  28. ^ Aman, Azanis Shahila (1 December 2021). "TRX ramping up construction to meet revised completion targets | New Straits Times". NST Online. Retrieved 20 December 2021.