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Sultan Abdul Samad Building In Kuala Lumpur
Written by Priyanka Sharma on June 3, 2020 Share on

The Most Historic Place-Sultan Abdul Samad Building In Kuala Lumpur

The Sultan Abdul Samad Building is a Nineteenth-Century building positioned along with Jalan Raja in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This building was built between 1894 and 1897. This is the Building which housed the offices of the British colonial administration. It was also referred to as the Government Office back in the ’90s. The name Sultan Abdul Samad is said to be originated in the year 1974, after the ruling Sultan of Selangor.

Serving as a home to the Ministry of Information, Communications and Culture of Malaysia, Sultan Abdul Samad Building is one of the topmost tourist attractions of Malaysia. Although this building is no longer a part of the government officials it still remains a historical landmark in the whole country.

night view of Sultan Abdul Samad Building In Kuala Lumpur
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What attracts tourists here

Sultan Abdul Samad Building in Kuala Lumpur is world-famous for its beautiful architecture. Its made with the bricks and features a seamless configuration of western, gothic and Moorish attributes. You will definitely be awestruck when you look at its mesmerizing architecture which consists of a grand porch, large arches, a 41.2m- high clock tower along with charming curved colonnades enhanced with gorgeous copper cupolas.

What’s special about this place

While there are numerous structures located in this surrounding, Sultan Abdul Samad Building still tops the list of the top-visited tourist spots. The backdrop against this building is Malaysia’s ever-changing skyline. Apart from the Sultan Abdul Samad Building tour, you can then check out the other buildings designed by the famous Anthony C. Norman and A.B. Hubbock. Did you also know that The Independence Day of Malaysia takes place in this very building every year?

Functions And Events That Take Place Here

Sultan Abdul Samad Building is famous for the numerous functions and events its conducted. This building was the icon of the Malaysian Court of Law back in the ’90s. Many high profiled cases have been tried in this very building, which attracted both the locals and tourists. Did you also know that this building has appeared as a Court in the 1992 Hong Kong box office movie titled Police Story 3?

In its 117-year old history, the Sultan Abdul Samad Building has witnessed many events taking place in front of it. There are many hidden historical facts about this place. Its this very building where the Union Jack flag was lowered and the Malayan flag was hoisted for the first time at midnight on August 31, 1957. Its also been the sole witness of the historic standardization of Peninsula Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak inaugurated by the new Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamed in 1982.

outer view of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building In Kuala Lumpur
Image Credits: Google Images

How to reach here

The best way to reach Sultan Abdul Samad building is via the metro. Hop onto the LRT and then board at the Masjid Jamek station. Post that keeps walking for the next 10 minutes to reach the building. You have two more options, either take a cab or bus Or use the metro and follow the signs to reach here.

Malaysia, truly Asia! is a perfect phrase to describe the country of Malaysia. This has a touch of all the Asian countries and you can experience it all in just one stop. Whether it is food, beaches, or tourist spots, Malaysia is definitely your next vacation spot. Plan your trip to Malaysia through Pickyourtrail.com and get the best experience. You can also check out our vacation packages to Malaysia on the official website. Give us the opportunity to make this trip of yours a dream vacation.

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