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Dayabumi Complex, Kuala Lumpur

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The Dayabumi Complex is a major landmark in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It houses several commercial facilities and is one of the earliest skyscrapers in the city. It is located near the National Mosque, the Old Kuala Lumpur Railway Station and the Federal House at Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin. It was designed in a modern Islamic style. The facade of the tower is adorned with patterns of eight-pointed stars, and Islamic arches at the top and bottom of the tower.HistoryPreviously, it was a site of Malayan Railway workshops and depots from the 1900s until 1981. Construction began on 14 February 1982. Central Market, which is near the banks of Klang River avoided demolition during Dayabumi Complex's construction. The building was completed in February 1984. It was owned by Urban Development Authority of Malaysia (UDA). However, in the year 2005, the building was taken over by the KLCC Properties Holdings Berhad (KLCCP), a member of Petronas Group.Dayabumi Complex was designed by Arkitek MAA and BEP Akitek under the joint venture firm BEP+MAA. The landscaped public realm was designed by Peter Verity (PDRc). The building was built by Kumagai Gumi Malaysia.
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A global city, Kuala Lumpur offers accommodations to suit a range of needs and budgets. The brand-focused city center houses luxury options within a modern complex of shops, attractions, and transport links. Bukit Bintang offers similar chain hotel options, along with a few more side-street establishments for those with limited budgets. Chinatown and the atmospheric Brickfields area offer decent backpacker hostels at suitable backpacker prices.
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  • A very unique and special high rise incorporating Islamic design in the marble facade. This is one of my favourite buildings in KL although not one of the modern gleaming towers. Very unique design wi...  more »
  • Diayabumi Complex is a tall and very good looking building and can be seen from many other attraction locations like Central market, Merdeka Square, National mosque etc. It is of Modern Islamic archit...  more »
  • I noticed this attraction while walking from Central Market to Merdeka Square. It does not seem open to the public and tourists. Its great feature is its unique and beautiful facade! Note that it can ...  more »