Wisma Sanyan

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Wisma Sanyan
Wisma Sanyan side view.png
Wisma Sanyan side view
General information
Status Complete
Type Office, restaurant, shopping mall
Location Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia
Coordinates 2°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 started 2000
Completed 2001
Opening 2001
Cost (US$34 million)
Owner Sanyan Group of Companies
Roof 126 m (413 ft)[1]
Technical details
Floor count 28
Lifts/elevators Schindler
Design and construction
Architect Jurubina Unireka
Developer Mori 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.


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.[5] 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.[5]


Wisma Sanyan as seen from the waterfront. 
Night view of Wisma Sanyan 
Wisma Sanyan as seen from Jalan Morshidi Sidek. 
The interior of Wisma Sanyan shopping centre decorated during the 2017 Christmas season. 

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