Highland Towers (Collapsed) - Kuala Lumpur
Highland Towers (Collapsed) is geographically located at latitude 3° 10' 36" North of the Equator and longitude 101° 45' 42" East of the Prime Meridian on the Map of Malaysia. The Highland Towers were three blocks of 12-story apartments, each block was respectively named Block 1, Block 2 and Block 3. Directly behind the 3 blocks was a rather steep hill with a stream flowing west, if it was allowed to follow its natural course. The attraction of this place was the natural surroundings with an extensive view of the city of Kuala Lumpur. On Saturday, the 11 December 1993, at about 1.30 p.m., after 10 days of continuos rainfall, Block 1 collapsed. When rescue operation was called off after days of searching, 48 people were recorded dead. The nation declared this incident as a - national tragedy. Immediately after the collapse of Block 1 the residents of Block 2 & 3 were prevented from entering their apartments by the local authority having jurisdiction of the area, the Majlis Perbandaran Ampang Jaya (MPAJ), for fear of the instability of these 2 buildings. A couple of days later, these occupants were allowed in, in restricted number, but only to collect their personal valuables. At that time, even with the presence of the security forces, the apartments were looted. With the eventual passing of time especially when security was reduced and subsequently withdrawn altogether vandalism became more intense. By 1998, when this Court visited the site, every apartment in Block 2 & 3 was completely stripped of contents, including fittings leaving only the naked structure. MPAJ had issued statutory notice to the purchasers/owners of the apartments of Block 2 & 3 to demolish these two buildings. It is by 2c, L, near 2c, L, near 2, J, near 3, J, near 2b, L. The following locations related to it are represented by the line of sight between two points and may not be nearest by road.
Flamingo Hotel is about 2.1km, De Palma Hotel is about 2.4km, Sucasa Corp Apartment is about 4.1km, Micasa is about 4.8km, Crown Princess is about 4.9km. These are places to stay (hotel, service apartment, inn) located near Highland Towers (Collapsed).
Pasar Malam Au3 is about 0.7km, Shops Au3 Keramat is about 0.8km, Shops Ampang Jaya is about 1.8km, Shops Kuala Ampang is about 1.8km, Wet Market Kuala Ampang is about 1.9km. These are places to shop (shopping mall, shop houses) located near Highland Towers (Collapsed).
Flamingo Bowl is about 2.1km, Yayasan Seni Art Gallery is about 3.1km, Zoo Negara is about 3.7km, Cultural Craft Complex is about 5.7km, P Ramlee Memorial is about 6.3km. These are places of interest (attraction) located near Highland Towers (Collapsed).
Adni Islamic School is about 0.5km, SJK Stella Maris is about 0.6km, SJK Au Keramat Au3 is about 1.4km, ISKL is about 1.9km, SMK Setiawangsa is about 1.9km. These are places of learning (school, college, university) located near Highland Towers (Collapsed).
Park Taman Bukit Utama is about 0.7km, Field Jalan Enggang is about 0.7km, Park Taman Bukit Jaya is about 1km, Park L Au2a23 is about 1.2km, Park Jalan 1 56 is about 1.2km. These are parks, playgrounds, open fields or commons located near Highland Towers (Collapsed).