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Sultan Abdul Samad Building

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Sultan Abdul Samad Building

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Jalan Raja Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur 50050 Malaysia
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Malaysia Countryside and Batu Caves Tour from Kuala Lumpur

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Avoid the complications of finding public transportation to the Batu Caves with a small-group half-day tour to this popular attraction near Kuala Lumpur. Choose between a morning or afternoon departure for your trip to the shrine, where a huge statue of the Hindu deity Lord Murugan sits at the top of a hill with limestone cave temples. Also stop at a pewtor factory, rubber tree plantation, and batik factory to peruse local handicrafts.
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Nurhakim_ID wrote a review Sep 2020
Banjarbaru, Indonesia109 contributions69 helpful votes
I visited this building after having dinner at Merdeka Square. The building is very attractive at night, it is lit by lights which make the building even more magnificent. Since it was late at night, I didn't know what was inside this building, but it was really good to stop by to take some photos
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Date of experience: December 2019
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konstantinosd965 wrote a review May 2020
Athens, Greece2,708 contributions63 helpful votes
The Sultan Abdul Samad Building in front of Merdeka Square (Independence Square) in Kuala Lumpur was the Headquarters of the British Colonial Administration in Malaysia after the year of its completion in 1894 [extension in 1907 (General Post Office)]. The original name was Government Offices and the building renamed in 1974 [after the name of the 4th Sultan of Selangor, who was in power (reigning) during its construction]. The Sultan Abdul Samad Building in from of Merdeka Square [is an architectural gem of the Indo-Saracenic and Neo-Mughal architectural style with a clocktower in the center (41 meters)] was used (after the Independence in 1957) as home of the Supreme Courts of Malaysia and nowadays is the seat of two ministries and is easily accessible by LRT train [(Light Rapid Transit) walking distance from Station Masjid Jamek]. I found the Sultan Abdul Samad Building in front of Merdeka Square very interesting (as very connected with the history of the country) and I suggest it.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Logan Ellis wrote a review Mar 2020
Copenhagen, Denmark6 contributions4 helpful votes
That's what the sign said! It is beautiful, and I think they meant in KL or Malaysia. Beautiful building, worth walking around if you are in the area. It is very pretty outside but you can't go inside. Wish I could though..
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Laura T wrote a review Mar 2020
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom3,725 contributions410 helpful votes
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We visited on a sunny day as part of our self-guided walking tour from Jamek Mosque, then over the bridge here to Merdeka Square, before a leisurely stroll along the River of Life in the sunshine before walking onto Chinatown, Petaling Street and Sri Maha Mariamman Temple (highly recommended). "A prominent and distinguished landmark this building is an enduring attraction amidst the rapidly changing city skyline. This building faces the famous Dataran Merdeka (Merdeka Square), where the 100 meter-high flagpole was hoisted to signify the country’s independence from British rule. At the opposite end of the square is a relaxing park area with fountains, colonnades and colourful flower beds." Located next to Jamek Mosque and River of Life. We visited on a sunday and the road in front of the building was closed, not sure if this is normal or not? But it did make it a lot easier to take photos without having to battle with the traffic. It is not worthwhile spending a lot of time here, but definitely do detour if in the area to admire the architecture and take a few photos.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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IRHS wrote a review Mar 2020
Rochester191 contributions10 helpful votes
The building is so big it's hard to take in. Lots of interesting details, you can get a quieter view from the back without all the cars.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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