Architectural Buildings in Kuala Lumpur

THE 10 BEST Kuala Lumpur Architectural Buildings

Architectural Buildings in Kuala Lumpur

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  • Rob M
    Penzance, UK11 contributions
    Amazing to see all lit up. We didn’t brave the bridge though. The fountain show was lovely and happens on the hour. Worth seeing as amazing shopping mall there also.
    Written 23 February 2024
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  • Haytham Abu Firas
    Qatar14,440 contributions
    This area is called Merdeka district where you find the main highlights in the capital. It’s a late 19th century building. The building originally housed the offices of the British colonial administration, and was known as Government Offices.
    Written 23 September 2023
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  • jeff1955malaysia
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia5,276 contributions
    This is a central hub near bricfields. It is connected with the LRT, Monorail, MRT and KTM. Very convient place to take your transport.
    Written 11 October 2023
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  • Shaji Kumar
    Coimbatore, India407 contributions
    This is the place from where the country is ruled...the Kings palace...or Istana Negara as its called. You can only go till the main gate..not allowed inside due to security reasons. There are 4 guards on the outside...2 on horses and 2 standing absolutely still...lot of people flock around them to take snaps..overall a visit which takes not more than 20 minutes..
    Written 21 October 2021
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  • B T
    London, UK1,216 contributions
    The old KL railway station is worth seeing as it is a beautiful building, some of it is falling into disrepair, but it's not hard to see how it would have looked in its heyday.
    Written 14 August 2022
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  • Budakampung
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia199 contributions
    Heritage building with great architecture. Great place for photo shooting and quick stop in KL to admire the beauty of the building.
    Written 13 August 2022
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  • SenMING
    Johor Bahru, Malaysia60 contributions
    I stayed at the Equatorial KL for one night during my family trip to KL. I was looking for a hotel that was close to the city center, had a modern and elegant design, and offered a great value for money , whilst has in house EV charger at good rate. The room was spacious and comfortable, with a 2 queen-sized bed, a sofa, a desk, and a large window overlooking the KL Tower. The room was spotless and well-maintained, with fresh towels and toiletries. The breakfast was delicious and varied, with a wide selection of hot and cold dishes, pastries, fruits, juices, and coffee. The staff was friendly and helpful, always ready to assist me with any requests or questions. I had a wonderful stay at the hotel and I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Kuala Lumpur. It is a beautiful hotel with excellent service and amenities, and it offers a great value for money. I would definitely stay here again if I come back to Kuala Lumpur.
    Written 23 September 2023
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  • Heli P
    Helsinki, Finland6,406 contributions
    New high rises can't beat the harmony of this office building from 1984. Luckily it still stands out on its own now reached by a walkway from the hundred years older Central Market. Another covered connection links it with the Pasar Seni station.
    Written 27 January 2023
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  • Heli P
    Helsinki, Finland6,406 contributions
    Several buildings in KL represent the same period in Malaysian architecture dating back to the end of 20th century. Maybank and Dayabumi in downtown are the foremost and have the same sleek silhoutte as Luth. It houses religious institutions, the Bank of Islam and a travel agency organizing Haji journeys. Like a spaceship ready to be launched it used to flash in all neon colours in the dark when I watched it from my balcony in Perdana, now it is subdued.
    Written 26 January 2023
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  • Harrison F. Carter
    Cologne, Germany10,853 contributions
    The theatre was still closed but it was good to just go and have a look at the building and appreciate it's design and appearance.
    Written 5 September 2020
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  • Titus D
    Sri Lanka6,910 contributions
    The Former or Old High Court Building is one of the many heritage buildings that you can find in the Merdeka Square area in KL. It is located near the to the City Theatre-Panggung Bandaraya building which is actually the Sultan Abdul Samad building in front of Dataran Merdeka. The Gombak River runs nearby and this Old High Court Building was designed by A.B. Hubback, the British architect who designed most of the heritage buildings in Malaysia with Moorish (Mughul) inspired architecture. It was started its construction in 1912 and completed in 1915. Due to the major fire in 1992, the building had to be rebuilt.
    The High Courts in Malaysia are the third-highest courts in the hierarchy of courts, after the Federal Court and the Court of Appeal. The Court in Malaya has its principal registry in Kuala Lumpur, with other registries to be found in all states in peninsular Malaysia.
    It is painted with white colour and it has bronze dooms at the top. A distinctive feature of the High Court Building are the towers topped with cupolas with decorative buttresses at the bases. The towers were originally dining chambers with private tiffin rooms. it first housed the High Court and Supreme Court.
    Few years ago, there was a plan to convert this building into a gallery but now it seems that the plan has been abandoned. If you wish to come to Sri Lanka, I (top-10 contributor) can help you if you inform me through the message box, found in the pop up got by clicking my profile photo or my name in this review.
    They shifted the high court building to the new one in Jalan Duta. When they moved out, it was occupied by the Sessions and Magistrates Court but it is still referred to as the High Court Building until today. It has since been taken over by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
    Written 26 April 2017
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  • Nomadman411978
    London, UK3,169 contributions
    City Theatre-Panggung Bandaraya is the old City Hall built in the 1900s and converted to a theatre. It continues the Moghul theme in its architectural style and, as many of the fine colonial buildings here, was designed by the English architect A.B.Hubback.
    Written 26 April 2017
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  • Najihah T
    7 contributions
    I stayed with my family in the 2 Bedroom Apartment. The room was spotless clean, spacious and beautiful! Breakfast spread was awesome; from the breakfast waiters to hot station (egg) cook, they were absolutely friendly and diligently cleared our table from used plates consistently. My only constructive remark would be for the front desk reception staff to be more attentive to details, they didn't provide any information on the timing of the breakfast or the floor level where we'll have our breakfast the following morning. They handed us our room cards without a smile and no information which left us to walk around the hotel lobby asking other staff at the lift area where we should proceed to get to the 30th floor. Their reception staff should provide better customer service, on that note I applaud a muslim male staff in charge of the breakfast area, he always greeted us with a smile and was very professional on the ground. In a nut shell, pleasant stay, definitely recommend tourists to stay here esp if they have conferences to go to at TM convention (just RM5 via Grab btw).
    Written 28 August 2018
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  • Hajar Ainisha M
    3 contributions
    I would like to thank Mia for her professionalism and capability in managing her customer. Thank you for helping out my Italian aunty in activating her internet and phone number.
    Written 1 July 2023
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  • nellielim
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,110 contributions
    Bangunan Sulaiman is located on Jalan Damansara at the junction with Jalan Sultan Sulaiman with railway tracks running behind the building. This is a set of three administrative buildings originally belonging to FMS Railways. Built by the British at the end of the 19th century, it was gazetted as a heritage site in 1983. It is currently the home of the Kuala Lumpur Regional Arbitration Centre.
    Written 7 May 2018
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