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Address: Jalan Raja | Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone Number: +60 1-300-88-5050
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Nice Architecture

This is a perfect spot to take some photos. The building is so classic and colonial. Unfortunately when I came here, this building was closed for public. The guard told me that it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is under construction now but you can still see the beauty of this building and walk around to take pictures

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a perfect spot to take some photos. The building is so classic and colonial. Unfortunately when I came here, this building was closed for public. The guard told me that it used to be court, but now taken by royal family. So I and my husband were just able to admire the architecture.

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Kota Samarahan, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

the building is great, however ,so sad ... it is not allow to enter . the gov can plan to open it too public soon

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This building is right on the center of the old town, closely located to a number of tourist spots, like the Music Museum, KL Art Gallery, the Central Market, and Merdeka Square (right across the street). It's a beautiful structure that should be on your must-see list when visiting KL. Keep in mind that visitors are not allowed in, so... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fab bit of architecture on the Medeka Sq. Beautiful brick work and the copper domes are amazing. REALLY gorgeous. There is a board with the blurb of what it was and is which is interesting too.

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Marang, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sultan Abdul Samad Building (Malay: Bangunan Sultan Abdul Samad; Jawi: باڠونن سلطان عبدالصمد) is a late nineteenth century building located along Jalan Raja in front of the Dataran Merdeka (Independence Square) and the Royal Selangor Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The building originally housed the offices of the British colonial administration, and was known simply as Government Offices in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

you better visit this place at night, the lamp was so nice but in the afternoon it will be very hot..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in Kuala Lumpur take a look at this building... its fascinating. It looks like its well maintained not like the tired looking Railway Station. It's a very popular spot with tourists as there were several tour buses across the street. Plenty of other old buildings to see in the vicinity.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A special ole design building. A must visit attractive place to tourists. Located center of the city

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Really classical and traditional example of architecture. The whole area is interesting to walk through and observe. Very safe area to visit.

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