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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  • a beatifull place that i suggest to go to see .It s a nice place of kuala lumpur,beatifull but not excellent 
    a beatifull place that i suggest to go to see .It s a nice place of kuala lumpur,beatifull but not excellent  more »
  • While you can't go inside, the building is worth visiting as it looks really nice from merdeka square outside, and you can also walk behind it along the river. 
    While you can't go inside, the building is worth visiting as it looks really nice from merdeka square outside, and you can also walk behind it along the river.  more »
  • this building is very creative and definitely took a genuis to build as there is so much detail and effort. very nice views. 
    this building is very creative and definitely took a genuis to build as there is so much detail and effort. very nice views.  more »
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  • Gorgeous 1800s government building featuring copper domes & a large clocktower with a 1-ton bell. The entire compound makes for a pleasant stroll where you can admire moorish-style tile patterns and intricate windows and stairs.
  • Place was closed as for preparation for the Independence Day. But it was a nice stroll as it is nearby the KL City Gallery, River of Life, Independence Plaza, Central Market, Clock Tower etc. I highly advise to visit this place as wellz
  • A must-visit in KL for a taste of its history and ofc for pictures, too. Mind that it’s crowded with people around the Dataran Merdeka and the main road is full of vehicles.
  • Beautiful building. You can access from both front (Merdeka square) and back side (river of life).
  • Historical buildings in Malaysia One of the iconic building in KL. Right opposite of Dataran Merdeka Behind the building is River of Life At night the building looks more stunning with the light. Its nice to have a night walk here. There are random seller here selling drinks and toys nearby at night. People are cycling here too.

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