Dayabumi is one of the main Kuala Lumpur buildings and a major landmark in Kuala Lumpur. The building is located near the National Mosque, Old Kuala Lumpur Railway Station and Federal House at Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin.
The site where the complex now stands was previously a site of Malayan Railway workshops and depots from 1900s until 1981. The construction for the Kuala Lumpur skyscrapper began on January 1982 and was completed on February 1984.
35 Storey Dayabumi
When the Dayabumi Complex was completed in the early 1980s, it was the most expensive building ever constructed in the country. This 35-storey skyscraper was also the first building in Kuala Lumpur to use the unique blend of modern lines and Islamic motifs.
If you visit the Dayabumi complex, you’ll notice the high-vaulted arches decorating its entrance and its white open-fretwork glistening in the tropical sun.
This architectural design allows the Dayabumi building to fit in well with the rest of the Mughal and Byzantine ambience around it, such as the Sultan Abdul Samad Building a little further down the road.
The building houses government offices, a shopping arcade and has an annex that houses the General Post Office. Its combination of Moorish, Arabic, and Byzantine design and its 35 stories are a visual delight!