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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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  • Very beautiful building, the jewel of Independence Square. Especially the skyscrapers in the background (Menara Tower, Petronas and others), which makes it even more advantageous Sultan's Palace with its delicate contrast in Moorish style
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  • you better visit this place at night, the lamp was so nice but in the afternoon it will be very hot.. 
  • If you are in Kuala Lumpur take a look at this building... its fascinating. It looks like its well maintained not like the tired looking Railway Station. It's a very popular spot with tourists as ther...  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.