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Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Kuala Lumpur

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The photogenic Sultan Abdul Samad Building features a design strongly influenced by the Moorish and Mughal building styles. Designed by British architect A.C. Norman and completed in 1897, the structure initially housed several departments of the British colonial administration and later served as a federal court of independent Malaysia. The building overlooks a square where the national flag was hoisted for the first time after the country gained its independence. Today, a 95 m (312 ft) flagpole marks this historic spot. Our Kuala Lumpur family vacation planner makes visiting Sultan Abdul Samad Building and other Kuala Lumpur attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Moorish, Italianate and Gothic influences, the building has had a number of incarnations: originally for The States' administrators and also used as The Supreme Court. It dominates one side of Merdeka...  more »
  • Sultan Abdul Samad uilding is truly beautiful place to see. I´m not sure if it´s even possible to get in, we just seen it from outsde since it was located directly behind our hotel, but the building i...  more »
  • Still working on it as my previous visit, it will look great once all the work has finished, better now that the scaffolding has come down  more »
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  • First concrete building in malaysia, moghul style, beutiful artchitecture, saw that there is touch up upgrading in process
  • The Sultan Abdul Samad building is well maintained for such a historical colonial times landmark. I love the lighting during the night time. Makes it look beautiful and majestic indeed!
  • impressive & well kept building. Houses a governmental office, not accessible to public.
  • At 11:59pm 57 years ago, the Union Jack was lowered at Dataran Merdeka (Merdeka Square) and after a moment of silence at midnight to mark a transfer of power, the new flag of the Federation of Malaya was raised, marking the birth of a new, independent nation. As the flag rises on that first moments of 31 August 1957, Tunku Abdul Rahman, the nation’s first Prime Minister called #Merdeka seven times. Later in the day at Merdeka Stadium, Tunku will read out the Proclamation of Independence witnessed by dignitaries and crowds gathered and chanting of Merdeka seven times. This moment is immortalised into the collective memory of all Malaysians. Growing up, I remember the ritual of waking up early on the morning of 31 Aug and tuning the television to the only two channels available to watch the annual Merdeka celebrations. Dataran Merdeka hosts the annual National Day Parade and it was a time where our family would gather together to enjoy the festivities. The Sultan Abdul Samad building where the parade marches by was built by the British to house colonial government offices and later became the home of Malaysia’s Federal Courts.
  • Beautiful and impressive. Just in front of Merdeka Square.