Sultan Abdul Samad Building

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Sultan Abdul Samad Building

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Jacki S
Penang Island, Malaysia110 contributions
Jan 2022
My favorite building to visit and walk around but sadly we were not allowed to enter. Unfortunately, much of the building is in a bad state of repair. A homeless woman was feeding about a dozen cats in the courtyard and there was a terrible urine smell. The water fountains are broken and most are missing. Could be a gorgeous venue for weddings but is in terrible state of disrepair. Hope the city council sees the value and prioritizes renovation.
Written 1 February 2022
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Jo-Ann
Washington15,418 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
A 19th century building. Used to be government offices during the British colonial administration. Pity it is not open to the public. Impressive architecture.
Written 24 January 2022
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Vicky Silve
Abbadia Lariana, Italy519 contributions
Aug 2021
You will easily find this palace, as it’s right in front of Merdeka Square. It’s a pity we cannot visit it, it would be even more fantastic! But the palace itself is one of the most beautiful things you can see in KL… it reminds me of the Disney movie “Aladdin”!
Written 25 August 2021
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Yash Kataria
Pune District, India34 contributions
Feb 2021
A nostalgic building. It is real city centre and historical landmark. Do not miss this place when you visit KL, Malaysia. Explore the back/rear part of the building.
For bookings or queries contact:
Kataria Holidays
+91 9665518775, +91 7559468385
Written 23 August 2021
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Ray
Staines, UK773 contributions
Mar 2021
British colony era government offices that was built in 1897. It used to have all necessary admin offices to run the colony courts etc but currently houses only ministry of tourism and culture which fits in perfectly with building style and makes them a natural/most suitable resident for historic reasons.

The architecture is mixture of Mughal and Moorish design with long never ending verandas (corridors) thousands of arches and only two floors. In the middle there's a Big Ben of London style clock tower but with a copper dome instead. Due to its length, it's impossible to get this building in one shot because it's just tooo long stretching like a train.

In a city that is constantly pushing upwards in terms of new construction, this heritage building is quite refreshing.
Written 23 March 2021
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Nurhakim_ID
Banjarbaru, Indonesia124 contributions
Dec 2019
I visited this building after having dinner at Merdeka Square. The building is very attractive at night, it is lit by lights which make the building even more magnificent. Since it was late at night, I didn't know what was inside this building, but it was really good to stop by to take some photos
Written 3 September 2020
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Κωνσταντίνος Δ
Athens, Greece3,875 contributions
Feb 2020
The Sultan Abdul Samad Building in front of Merdeka Square (Independence Square) in Kuala Lumpur was the Headquarters of the British Colonial Administration in Malaysia after the year of its completion in 1894 [extension in 1907 (General Post Office)].
The original name was Government Offices and the building renamed in 1974 [after the name of the 4th Sultan of Selangor, who was in power (reigning) during its construction].
The Sultan Abdul Samad Building in from of Merdeka Square [is an architectural gem of the Indo-Saracenic and Neo-Mughal architectural style with a clocktower in the center (41 meters)] was used (after the Independence in 1957) as home of the Supreme Courts of Malaysia and nowadays is the seat of two ministries and is easily accessible by LRT train [(Light Rapid Transit) walking distance from Station Masjid Jamek].
I found the Sultan Abdul Samad Building in front of Merdeka Square very interesting
(as very connected with the history of the country) and I suggest it.
Written 7 May 2020
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Logan Ellis
Copenhagen, Denmark6 contributions
Mar 2020
That's what the sign said! It is beautiful, and I think they meant in KL or Malaysia. Beautiful building, worth walking around if you are in the area. It is very pretty outside but you can't go inside. Wish I could though..
Written 13 March 2020
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Laura T
Middlesbrough, UK5,839 contributions
Feb 2020
We visited on a sunny day as part of our self-guided walking tour from Jamek Mosque, then over the bridge here to Merdeka Square, before a leisurely stroll along the River of Life in the sunshine before walking onto Chinatown, Petaling Street and Sri Maha Mariamman Temple (highly recommended).

"A prominent and distinguished landmark this building is an enduring attraction amidst the rapidly changing city skyline.

This building faces the famous Dataran Merdeka (Merdeka Square), where the 100 meter-high flagpole was hoisted to signify the country’s independence from British rule. At the opposite end of the square is a relaxing park area with fountains, colonnades and colourful flower beds."

Located next to Jamek Mosque and River of Life.

We visited on a sunday and the road in front of the building was closed, not sure if this is normal or not? But it did make it a lot easier to take photos without having to battle with the traffic.

It is not worthwhile spending a lot of time here, but definitely do detour if in the area to admire the architecture and take a few photos.
Written 12 March 2020
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IRHS
Rochester191 contributions
Feb 2020
The building is so big it's hard to take in. Lots of interesting details, you can get a quieter view from the back without all the cars.
Written 8 March 2020
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