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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  • August 17, 2017
    The place is currently having works done and the front is obscured by scaffolding. You can still take some pics.  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    As almost in the whole city was the Palace half prepared a construction site, and therefore worth a visit. Maybe in 5 years again :-(
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  • August 16, 2017
    We walked around and there was a lot of construction in the building, in front of it and on the otherside of the road at Merdeka Square. Unfortanely... We will be there next time  more »
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  • July 29, 2017
    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!
  • September 6, 2017
    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.
  • June 18, 2017
    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.
  • August 28, 2017
    Famous & popular landmark of kuala lumpur. The best time to click photo are before 7.30am & after 8pm
  • July 25, 2017
    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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