KUCHING, Jan. 21 -- A man who climbed a 150-metre telecommunications tower in Bukit Mamaloh in Kanowit, Sarawak, and stayed up there for more than 20 hours since early yesterday, finally came down at 3.51pm today.

The 35-year old Indonesian national identified as Fandy bin Bujang was coaxed to come down by the Fire and Rescue Deparrment (Bomba) personnel.

A spokesman of the Kanowit Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) station said Fandy had climbed the tower after a misunderstanding at his workplace at Nanga Dap.

The spokesman said the Kanowit Bomba station first received a call from a control centre about a man seen climbing the Bukit Memaloh Telecommunications Tower yesterday morning.

"Numerous efforts to coax him to come down since y...