Dayabumi Complex

Dayabumi Complex was built in 1982 and completed in 1984. The 35th storey building only takes two years to be built. It was one of the first skyscraper to be built in Malaysia and was the first modern building in KL to incorporate principles of Islamic design into its architecture.It has the patterns of eight-pointed stars, high vaulted Islamic arches at the top and bottom  and shiny white fretwork.

Dayabumi Complex was built by Urban Development Authority of Malaysia (UDA). However in 2005, it changes hand to the KLCC Properties Holdings Berhad (KLCCP), a member of Petronas Group. The purpose of Dayabumi Complex is to accommodate office spaces and shops. The upper floors of the building are used as offices and the lower floors are used as banks, restaurants and shopping arcade.

The complex used to house the headquarters of the national oil company PETRONAS before the office relocate to PETRONAS Twin Towers. Despite the relocation, this building still houses other commercial offices. For example, the headquarters of The General Post Office.

The complex is accessible by public transportation. The nearest station is Kuala Lumpur KTM Komuter Station.

Image by:Jorge Láscar

Operating Hours

Operating hours differ from one tenant to another.

However in general it operates

Daily: 8.00 a.m – 9.00 p.m


There is no entrance fee.


Dayabumi Complex, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Hear From Others

Visit one of the first skyscrapers to grace the city landscape in the 1970s, famous for incorporating Islamic designs. You can take note of the eight-point star and the Islamic arches that are inserted at the top and bottom of the building. This 35-storey building became the pride of the nation when it was first built and was also the tallest building at the time.


The Dayabumi Complex. One of the oldest (and, possibly, prettiest) skyscrapers of KL.

Ilze Ievina


A skyscraper, 35 storey high, stands proudly on Jalan Hishamuddin, high-vaulted arches decorating its entrance and its white open-fretwork glistening in the tropical sun; this is the Dayabumi Complex and its significance lies in the fact that it was the very first building in KL to boast of the Malaysian-style architecture, that is a unique combination of modern lines and Islamic motifs.

Fayyaz Khatib

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National Textile Museum

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Jamek Mosque

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