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“Nice” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Istana Negara

Istana Negara
Jalan Istana, Kuala Lumpur 50566, Malaysia
0322671000
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“Nice”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Came here after visiting the old palace. Very different in the sense that although very nice, it lacked the atmosphere the old Istana has. Probably because it's still so new and things haven't established yet. I do wish they'd kept the royal gold colour scheme instead of the new yellow

If you go to the old Istana, there is a model display of the new palace where you actually get to see more of the layout. The new palace doesn't allow entry for security reasons as it's the official residential place of the current king.

Visited December 2012
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“Interesting look into the malay monarchy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

We visited this place as well as the old istana negara and the exhibition there. There was an interesting display of royal jewellry, thrones and portraits. Tickets were very reasonably priced and we enjoyed the experiance.

Visited December 2012
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Johannesburg
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“Palace of note”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Not over the top and nice to see that you can take photos with the guards on their horse or lone guard. Close to Buks Palace re the guards but difficult to replicate.

Visited December 2012
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Bekasi, Jawa Barat, Indonesia
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“sightseeing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

when i come to istana negara i feels like "what a great building" nice view, every people come to istana negara they actually take some photo with 'pengawal berkuda" in front of istana negara gate

Visited July 2012
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“The old royal palace”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

We came here by a taxi as we weren't sure how to get here by a public transport. This palace looked very nice, less gold then the new one and older looking of course, the gate was lovely. You could enter the gardens which we chose not to as it was about to rain. I think you had to pay a very small fee to enter the gardens.

Visited November 2012
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