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Jalan Raja | Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur 50050, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Don't forget the camera. This is one of those places where how the light and angles and clouds are really can make compelling pictures for you.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mpmilestogo
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place was so nice, though we couldn't get inside the view from the outside was enough for us to be left in awe.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mrsshimchangmin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is just a magnificent building. If you have any interest in architecture this is a must see. We were lucky enough to see it in bright sunshine and it is magnificent. Easy to get to and in a great part of KL for tourists....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tonygP3105ZN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This monument stands out at the Merdeka Square. You can not go inside though as it has government office inside.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Deep_Indore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a bit puzzled why this building since 1974 is called Sultan Abdul Samad building as this sultan was neither involved in the initiation, design or construction of the building. He was the fourth sultan of Selangor and only formally reigning over the territory...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Robert937
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a classic example of architecture and colloquial resemblance. This is a must must visit this place to witness the beauty of the mosque

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ZaheerCh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely must see - a great work of art. Masterclass architecture to appreciate and memories to savour. A dream visit, experience and photo opportunity.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Zunaidp786
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 weeks 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 January 7, 2019

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
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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
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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