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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  • Nice place to visit KL historical and take photo with the building, can see plenty of foreign visitors visit to this place.  more »
  • Just walk around and admire it a bit, not much else to do but it really does look stunning and is worth a visit. Good for photography, although the backdrop of the big buildings sort of ruins the...  more »
  • This is a building on the eastern boundary of Merdeka Square and never ceases to amaze every time I visit the square. It’s a beautiful example of Indo-Islamic style, which was ironically built by the....  more »
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  • The Place at night is very cosy, fun to watch th children playing with light and toys. Everywhere soap bubbles been blown by small kids. Good place for a photo lover.
  • Nice area but a bit hot & sunny, better to go there on night time to see the River of Life
  • Wonderfully hot! Lol. We reach the field around 11am. Unfortunately it rained the night before so the field is wet and bombarded with puddles. Will visit again during hot sunny season. Oh do walk around the area. You can take lots of nice and photogenic shoot.
  • The building is beautiful and its very close to other points of interest.
  • Beautiful British Era building preserved for today's generations. The view is splendid and makes for some amazing shots in the evening times.
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