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Sultan Abdul Samad Building

Address: Jalan Raja | Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone Number: 1 300 88 5050
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Ranked #15 of 107 Attractions in Kuala Lumpur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks

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Avignon, France
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

When I was there in December 2014, I visited 2 free exhibitions inside the building. I do like the architectural style. Some prrofs of good historical heritage !

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Hannut, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit, full of history and royal souvenirs. It gives you an idea of the fastuous life of Kings in Malaysia.

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Vancouver, Canada
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Really beautiful place with outstanding photos spots. There is a museum inside that isn't that interesting but it's free and the staff is very nice and friendly!

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George Town, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

This is one of the most beautiful, historical buildings in KL. This whole square is worth a visist and you may wonder how can a city sort of get rid of most of its historical buildings for the sake of horrible skyscrapers... It is a long building with some intricate architectural details. Worth a visit!

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singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

One of the oldest and most historic building in Kuala Lumpur. Its a beautiful building build during the colonial era. Sadly you cannot enter this building (at least when I was there) and you learn more about this building from KL Gallery across the street rather than from the building itself. But the exterior is majestic enough for those selfie... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This building like a reminder of british colonial era. Located in old side of Kuala Lumpur. There is a huge square just in front of the building used for state ceremonial, but your toddler would like to run on it since the grass is maintained and kept clean

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

To understand significance of building, first go to KL city gallery before visiting building. You will then appreciate significance of independence square and the history of the building itself.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

One of my favorite architectures in KL. Though I wasn't allowed to explore the inside, I still loved looking at it from outside.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We were allowed to go inside as part of the Heritage Merdeka Square free walking tour (provided by KL city hall). Nice to hear and see more about this interesting building from a guide.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

SAS along with all of its neighbors along Merdeka Square, like the National Textile Museum next door, are impressive buildings. The Central Market is an easy walk from here and there are number of old shophouses in the surrounding streets waiting for someone to show them a little tendor love and care.

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