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Jalan Raja | Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur 50050, Malaysia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

saw it from the outside, magnificent structure ...facing a large square...which is a nice place to walk around too

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Shereen M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is one of the many beautiful buildings around Merdeka Square. It is unique ...beautiful architecture . Not to be missed. Do stop for Photostop

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank G2designin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most prominent and distinguished landmarks of KL, this building is an enduring attraction amidst the rapidly changing city skyline. Built in 1897, the building was named after the reigning monarch at the time. The stately edifice served as the government administrative building...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank berryshin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visible across the road from the Independence square, this wonderful piece of architecture is next to the National textile museum.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dr Neerja L B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was at sultan abdul samad building at night because I didn't have the time to go at noon. But actually the view is also amazing at night! I cannot enter the building since it's closed already. Anyway, the view from Dataran Merdeka is also...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank elisabetpingkan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sultan Abdul Samad Building is very nice and beautiful building in Kaul Lumpur. In front of it is Independence Square. It is historical building. All tourists of Kaul Lumpur visit this area and do photography at this place and specially in front of building.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kausarwali
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didnt know where to start or end. So overall good building but just go there are pass for few minutes.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jawadarshad007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the most historic buildings in Kuala Lampur built in the colonial era. Located just next to Merdeka Square and short walk from Masjid Jamek

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Maldivez
Reviewed December 15, 2018

The Sultan Abdul Samad Building is located opposite the Independence Square. It is named after the Sultan of Selangor who was the ruler in the late 19th century. The architecture of the building is something to behold. It is very beautiful. The completion of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mazmannan
Reviewed November 28, 2018

Beautiful building located next to Merdeka Square. As I do understand, it's not possible to visit the inside of the building, which is sad because I really wanted to have a closer look at the amazing architecture.

Date of experience: November 2018
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nana b
May 18, 2018|
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Response from Shannon083 | Reviewed this property |
you cannot enter the building anyway so makes no difference
August 7, 2017|
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Response from Anyse J | Reviewed this property |
At night, the building is an entirely different building than during the day. That is when I went to take my own photos.
July 12, 2016|
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Free entrance
Travel Forum Posts
Manteo, North Carolina
Itinerary assistance needed for KL visit, please! (6 Replies)
Greetings! Below is what I would love to sightsee when I visit KL in June. Can someone advise if Batu Caves should be given one whole day? Also, can someone advise if the following can be done in one day or if it should be broken up into two days? Explore Kuala Lumpur on foot - Begin at Central Market and head towards Independence Square (or Dataran Merdeka) to see Sultan Abdul Samad Building. Then, sightsee Tudor style Royal Selangor Club sitting across from the SAS Building. Next, head...More
May 24, 2015|
Response frommaic|
1. You don't need a whole day for Batu caves. Go early in the morning as it gets hot. 2. Your walking tour can be done in a day if you are healthy and have the stamina. Bear in mind this is the tropics and it can get hot (or wet). 3. $80 is what currency? in USD that would be RM300. Plenty of choices at that budget. Try to stay at Bukit Bintang. Maybe the Royal Chulan, Park Royal? Depending on the prices on the days you are here.
san francisco, CA
4 days in KL (5 Replies)
We are visiting KL for the first time and will have 4 full days. Someone suggested the following list of attractions to visit and I would love some opinions about the list. We would like to make sure we do not miss any of the must see attractions of KL but also do not have to run every minute of the day. Do we need to hire a guide or KL is easy to navigate on our own? Is it worth going to visit Malacca? Thank you for your help! Here is the list: Batu Caves Lake Garden National...More
November 18, 2009|
Response fromannaSF|
Forgot to mention that we are two active adults in our mid-30 so we would not be interested in the kid activities.
Sanz K
Brampton, Canada
3 Day Itinerary advice (7 Replies)
Hi, I am travelling to Singapore and Malaysia with my husband next week. I have finalized my 6 day itinerary for Singapore. I just have to finalize my Malaysia trip. We are flying into Kuala Lumpur on Sunday - 28th Jan in the morning and staying at InterContinental hotel. I want to go around KL, look at the city, some mosques, eat some halal food, do some shopping. I also wana check out either Penang or Port Dickson or Cameron Highlands. We will be going around the city via the LRT....More
January 16, 2013|
Response fromTravellingMitch|
Hi Just a couple of thoughts. The IC is not in a fabulous location, and you will have to get trains [or taxis] to most places! the Eye on Malaysia moved out of Kuala Lumpur moved out a few years ago. Kuala Lumpur city centre is KLCC and this is where the Petronas Towers are, there is a mall, a park and the towers. Not much else. Putrajaya is about half way between the city and the airport, why not do that on the way to or from the airport? Genting Highlands are a glorified...More