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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  • Udah beberapa kali ke KL baru sempat berkunjung ke sini.. Naik LRT turun stesen masjid jamek jalan krg lebih 5 menit tp gk berasa karena pedestriannya jg keren..hehe gedung ini khas sekali dg arsitekt...  more »
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  • To regret unable to visit this place because during the reconstruction of the façade of the building is really very old.
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  • ah this famous landmark in kl... but that's all I know about this historic building 😂 I don't think it contributed to the history of the country in any way. It was just a high court or magistrate or something. It's the venue for our independence day celebrations, along with the field in front of it (Dataran Merdeka). 5 stars because it's beautifully lit up at night 4 stars because there's nothing else after you've taken pictures of it 3 stars because where's the toilet when you need one!
  • This is a very beatiful building. I stopped by in front of this landmark of KL for almost an hour. It was almost sunset so that I could take some nice pictures, not only for the building, but also its surroundings.
  • Visit also the historical site of Sultan Abdul Samad and be stunned by its fascinating design influenced with Western Gothic features. Built in 1897, the structure served as the secretariat for the colonial British administration and a house for superior courts of Malaysia. The Sultan Abdul Samad is near the Old Railway Station which represents as a cultural symbol and a center for exhibitions.
  • Famous & popular landmark of kuala lumpur. The best time to click photo are before 7.30am & after 8pm
  • You only experience it from outside... This an essential stop if you are digging KL history. The 1897 Britsh Colonial office, which was renamed only in the 70s to Bangunan Sultan Abdul Samad.

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