Wisma Sanyan

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Wisma Sanyan
Wisma Sanyan side view.png
Wisma Sanyan side view
General information
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
Cost(US$34 million)
OwnerSanyan Holdings Sdn Bhd[1]
ManagementPelita Towerview Sdn Bhd[1]
Roof126 m (413 ft)[2]
Technical details
Floor count28
Design and construction
ArchitectJurubina Unireka
DeveloperMori Building Co.

Wisma Sanyan is the tallest building in the state of Sarawak, Malaysia.[3] Located in Sibu town, the building has the capacity to hold 10,000 people at any single time.

Wisma Sanyan's title as Borneo's tallest building was taken by the 132.31-meter Sabah State Administrative Centre in Kota Kinabalu.[4]


Opened in 2001, the building serves many purposes, amongst them shopping mall, restaurant and offices. It is the headquarters of Sanyan Group, which is one of Sarawak's largest timber companies. 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.

The shopping mall occupies 5 levels of the building and offering 14,350 square meter of retail space.[5] It houses Parkson as the anchor tenant, supermarket, F&B outlets and a variety of shops.[6]


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.[2] BASE jumpers launch from the top of the building and land in Sibu Town Square.

Sibu Tower Run[edit]

The inaugural Sibu Tower Run was held in conjunction with Visit Sibu Year in March 2017.[7] The Sibu Tower Run limited to 350 participants where runners will be running up the 627 steps of staircase of Wisma Sanyan in its final leg.[8] The run is organised by Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) and Underground Runners Sibu.[7][8] The run is the first and only tower run in Sarawak.[8]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Director fails in appeal to wind up Sanyan Holdings". The Borneo Post. 1 October 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b Sibu Base Jump Sarawak Tourism. URL assessed on 26 August 2015
  3. ^ Wisma Sanyan: Enjoy our giant Christmas tree The Borneo Post
  4. ^ "Sabah State Administrative Centre". Emporis.com. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  5. ^ "RETAIL REVIVAL IN SARAWAK" (PDF). C H Williams Talhar Wong & Yeo Sdn. Bhd. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  6. ^ "About Us". Wisma Sanyan. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  7. ^ a b Sarawak’s first tower run in March The Star (Malaysia)
  8. ^ a b c "Sibu Tower Run". Sarawak Tourism. Retrieved 4 January 2019.

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