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. Plan to visit Sultan Abdul Samad Building during your Kuala Lumpur vacation using our convenient Kuala Lumpur trip planning site .
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  • it is among the interesting colonial buildings in the independence squre. not sure why we can't go in, though.  more »
  • Presiding over the square of independence, Palace, elegant and beautiful, the back is more ugly by works
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  • Palace of the Sultan Abdul Samad building in Moorish style is truly the decoration of Independence Square. Repair work is now completed and you can again enjoy his façade.
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  • Not so great on historical part as I felt. But good for night time visit as it lightens up and looks great. Also good place to have some photos. Main thing is the architecture which is really nice.
  • Noxe historical place famous among visitors just in front of Sultan Abdul Samad Masjid. Night view is very beautiful especially of the bridge near.
  • #wondersofnature #matic #tourism #travelphotography #visitmalaysia. #travelblogger #landmark #wondersofourplanet #wonderfuldestinations #wondersofourworld #malaysia #architecture #building #kualalumpur #travel #instagood #destinationearth #instagramersgallery The Sultan Abdul Samad Building Is among Kuala Lumpur’s earliest Moorish-style buildings. It is set to the east of Merdeka Square (Dataran Merdeka) and the Royal Selangor Club, across from Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin. It was built in 1897 and was named after the reigning sultan of Selangor at the time. The distinguished landmark originally served as the secretariat for the colonial British administration. Designed by AC Norman, the architect responsible for Masjid Jamek (Jamek Mosque), the historically-significant building used to house the superior courts of Malaysia: the Federal Court of Malaysia, the Court of Appeals and the High Court of Malaya, before they moved to Putrajaya. Sultan Abdul Samad Building is now home to the Ministry of Information, Communications and Culture of Malaysia and sits beside the old KL Railway Station. Though it no longer serves an official purpose, it remains one of the city’s most important tourist attractions and a historical landmark in the city. The Sultan Abdul Samad Building is located in front of the Dataran Merdeka and the Royal Selangor Club, by Jalan Raja in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Address: Jalan Raja, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Opened: 1897 Architectural style: Moorish architecture Inaugurated: 1897 Architect: Arthur Charles Alfred Norman Tya TGCMD (TyaGem Creations/ Mystical Destiny ) Metamorphosis Art Gallery Copyright 2011 - 2016 ©TGCMD. All Rights Reserved — at Simpang Taiping Perak. Malaysia @RepostIt_app
  • The place is so nice .. But we wish that we could enter inside Only for outdoor look But in general it’s worth a visit!
  • Malaysian historical tourist attraction, very clean, historic building. lots of tourist. must visit if you visit KL

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