Wisma Sanyan

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Wisma Sanyan
Wisma Sanyan side view.png
Wisma Sanyan side view
General information
StatusComplete
TypeOffice, restaurant, shopping mall
LocationSibu, Sarawak, Malaysia
Coordinates2°17′26″N 111°49′31″E / 2.29056°N 111.82528°E / 2.29056; 111.82528Coordinates: 2°17′26″N 111°49′31″E / 2.29056°N 111.82528°E / 2.29056; 111.82528
Construction started2000
Completed2001
Opening2001
Cost(US$34 million)
OwnerSanyan Group of Companies
Height
Roof126 m (413 ft)[1]
Technical details
Floor count28
Lifts/elevatorsSchindler
Design and construction
ArchitectJurubina Unireka
DeveloperMori Building Co.

Wisma Sanyan is the tallest building in the state of Sarawak, Malaysia.[2] Located in Sibu town, the building has the capacity to hold 10,000 people at any single time.

Opened in 2001, the building serves many purposes, amongst them shopping mall, restaurant, hotel and offices. It is the headquarters of Sanyan Group, which is one of Sarawak's largest timber companies. It houses Parkson[3], Giant Supermarket closed down since Nov 6 2017, which opened its doors in 2003.[4]

Besides that, government agencies such as the Public Works Department, Sarawak State Religious Department and also local authorities such as the Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) and Sibu Rural District Council (SRDC) are also based here. However most of the Government agencies (with the exception of Public Works Department, SRDC and SMC) have relocated to the brand-new Sarawak Islamic Complex building.

Wisma Sanyan's title as Borneo's tallest building was taken by the 132.31-meter Sabah State Administrative Centre in Kota Kinabalu. [5]

Events[edit]

Sibu BASE Jump[edit]

Sibu BASE Jump is an annual event held in September. The event is organized by Sibu Tourism Task Force Group with Sibu Base Jumptechnical support by BASE Jumper from Australia and Malaysia.[1] BASE jumpers launch from the top of the building and land in Sibu Town Square.

The Sibu Tower Run[edit]

The first tower run in Sarawak was held at Wisma Sanyan in March 2017.[6] The Sibu Tower Run will see 300 participants climbing the 627 steps. The run is organised by Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) in conjunction with Visit Sibu Year 2017.[6]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sibu Base Jump Sarawak Tourism. URL assessed on 26 August 2015
  2. ^ Wisma Sanyan: Enjoy our giant Christmas tree The Borneo Post
  3. ^ Store Locator Parkson
  4. ^ Giant Supermarket at Wisma Sanyan to close down this Nov 6 PressReader
  5. ^ "Sabah State Administrative Centre". Emporis.com. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  6. ^ a b Sarawak’s first tower run in March The Star (Malaysia)

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