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Sultan Abdul Samad Building

Jalan Raja | Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Ranked #22 of 113 Attractions in Kuala Lumpur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Karachi, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

A beautiful and well preserved architectural master piece. though you can see it only from out side. but a good place to come out from your vehicle to take some photos if passing through the road.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I've always drive by this building going to school every morning, I never get to actually stop by and enjoy the lovely view of the building until I had my girl come over to visit me in Malaysia that was when I know the real beauty of the building, the outside is just beautiful and I will suggest you go... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

OK make sure you have a wide angle lens (10-16mm) and get there early 08.30-09.00! Then you can get some well lit dome shots without people everywhere. You may also get a wide front view (unless tour buses get there after 9!) Some of the closer shots of domes or stairways are also beautiful - Enjoy!

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Sao Bernardo Do Campo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Didn't go in, but is definitely worth checking out, even if only from outside. It is a very beautiful building.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The Sultan Abdul Samad building was completed in 1897. It is on one side along the length of the rectangular Merdeka square, opposite the Selangor club. The building, now used by the government has a classic Moorish design with copper colored domes and a pretty, 40 meter clock tower.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This building looks excellent from the outside and is a great example of the beauty and ingenuity of Islamic design. Opposite the building is Merdeka Square and from the Square, you can take some excellent photos of the building. We managed to get some nice shots with the clock in the background. From what I understand, the building is now... More

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Chennai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Without a doubt, the most beautiful building at Merdeka Square, indeed in all of Kuala Lumpur, must be the Sultan Abdul Samad building. It is said that this building was the best known and most photographed symbol of Malaysia until the Petronas Twin Towers were built (please see my review of Petronas Twin Towers). However, even as the Petronas Towers... More

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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

It is nice, but this kind of architecture can be found throughout the city--I wouldn't recommend going out of your way to seek this one out.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This is a late review. For a long time, Sultan Abdul Samad Building has been a popular city landmark in Kuala Lumpur. Yes, the building is rather old but the timeless Mughal architecture remains impressive. It is historically significant since the Malayan flag was first hoisted here when Malaysia gained independence from the British back in 1957. Other important city... More

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Melaka, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Is an old building but not out of the fashion when compared to the KLCC and the KL tower behind the building. The building is open to visit from Mon-Fri, sat -sun only can have a look from out side.

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