Architectural Buildings in Kuala Lumpur

Top Architectural Buildings in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Architectural Buildings in Kuala Lumpur

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  • Athir
    3 contributions
    Elegant architectural surroundings with beautiful park reflecting the tropical nature of the country.
    Written October 5, 2022
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  • B T
    London, UK964 contributions
    While you can't go inside, the building is worth visiting as it looks really nice from merdeka square outside, and you can also walk behind it along the river.
    Written August 13, 2022
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  • ITomm
    Edithvale, Australia72 contributions
    First up - the Tripadvisor owned photo is not of KL Sentral Railway Station - the Tripadvisor photo is of the "old" (but still used) Kuala Lumpur Station which is the next station stop North of Sentral. KL Sentral is a modern complex which provides a hub for some six (or more) railway (and Bus) lines - including the line to and from KLIA - the airport. The Station is very busy until around 9:00 pm when by that time many of the small service shops have closed. The best part of the Sentral Station (apart from rail and bus connections) is that it has some major hotels nearby, and has a large adjoining multi-storey shopping complex next door - we used it mainly for eating purposes. We stayed at the Majestic Hotel opposite the old Kuala Lumpur Station and using their free shuttle service we travelled down to Sentral for a cheaper and more varied selection of foods. There are many restaurants and take-aways scattered throughout the shopping complex. The adjoining shopping complex is air-conditioned and there are clean toilet facilities - most have a small fee but there are some away from the main thoroughfares which are free. Back at the Sentral Station, if you are using the KLIA Ekspres or KLIA Transit train to get to KLIA airport, there is a handy luggage check in facility for a range of airlines which allows you to drop your luggage off at the station and have it loaded on your flight - up to 8 hours before your flight time - you have to buy or have a train ticket to use it. Saves you having to avoid the airport rush and having to drag your luggage around with you. Check with your airline company but I believe the station check in is only available for Malaysia Airlines, Cathay Dragon, and Malindo Air. As a second last point, about 200 metres South East of Sentral is the Brickfields area which is an Asian Indian enclave and includes Indian Markets, restaurants, Temples and street food - well worth a look. Lastly, we had a lot of difficulty trying to find a Liquor Store - all we wanted was a bottle of whiskey to take back to our hotel room (because the drinks available at the hotels were far too expensive) - the Brickfields area was the ONLY place we found to buy bottles of liquor.
    Written March 1, 2020
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  • Shaji Kumar
    Coimbatore, India406 contributions
    This is the place from where the country is ruled...the Kings palace...or Istana Negara as its called. You can only go till the main gate..not allowed inside due to security reasons. There are 4 guards on the outside...2 on horses and 2 standing absolutely still...lot of people flock around them to take snaps..overall a visit which takes not more than 20 minutes..
    Written October 21, 2021
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  • Harrison F. Carter
    Cologne, Germany10,600 contributions
    The theatre was still closed but it was good to just go and have a look at the building and appreciate it's design and appearance.
    Written September 5, 2020
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  • Budakampung
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia198 contributions
    Heritage building with great architecture. Great place for photo shooting and quick stop in KL to admire the beauty of the building.
    Written August 13, 2022
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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK160,518 contributions
    The Dayabumi Complex is a landmark of Kuala Lumpur. Built in 1984, I’m sure it was very modern for it’s time. The 2 distinctive features of the building is the shape like a star, and the facade which is covered in latticework of repeating star shapes in the tradition of islamic art. The whole building is in white concrete and to be honest, I found it a bit bland and sterile, but that’s just my opinion.

    The complex is also a mixed use of shops and offices, but there’s hardly any shops and the cafes were pretty empty. In my humble opinion, if you really want to see the building, go ahead. Admiring it from afar will be enough though. I certainly wouldn’t come here for the shops.
    Written March 16, 2020
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  • Titus D
    Sri Lanka6,909 contributions
    The Former or Old High Court Building is one of the many heritage buildings that you can find in the Merdeka Square area in KL. It is located near the to the City Theatre-Panggung Bandaraya building which is actually the Sultan Abdul Samad building in front of Dataran Merdeka. The Gombak River runs nearby and this Old High Court Building was designed by A.B. Hubback, the British architect who designed most of the heritage buildings in Malaysia with Moorish (Mughul) inspired architecture. It was started its construction in 1912 and completed in 1915. Due to the major fire in 1992, the building had to be rebuilt.
    The High Courts in Malaysia are the third-highest courts in the hierarchy of courts, after the Federal Court and the Court of Appeal. The Court in Malaya has its principal registry in Kuala Lumpur, with other registries to be found in all states in peninsular Malaysia.
    It is painted with white colour and it has bronze dooms at the top. A distinctive feature of the High Court Building are the towers topped with cupolas with decorative buttresses at the bases. The towers were originally dining chambers with private tiffin rooms. it first housed the High Court and Supreme Court.
    Few years ago, there was a plan to convert this building into a gallery but now it seems that the plan has been abandoned. If you wish to come to Sri Lanka, I (top-10 contributor) can help you if you inform me through the message box, found in the pop up got by clicking my profile photo or my name in this review.
    They shifted the high court building to the new one in Jalan Duta. When they moved out, it was occupied by the Sessions and Magistrates Court but it is still referred to as the High Court Building until today. It has since been taken over by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
    Written April 26, 2017
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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK160,518 contributions
    I’m not sure why this is called the LUTH Building as the actual name of the building is Menara TH Tun Razak. The name is even printed in front of the building. As for the building, it’s the HQ of the Malasia organisation dealing with funds for pilgrims performing the hajj.

    The building is quite nice looking and is actually shaped like a tower. The architecture is very much Malaysian, especially in the facade that form arches all around the building at the base. There’s python-like structures that run along the vertical height of the building, blue tinted windows in the upper section and black shades in the lower section to add texture to the building. A nice building to look at if you’re in the area.
    Written March 19, 2020
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  • Najihah T
    7 contributions
    I stayed with my family in the 2 Bedroom Apartment. The room was spotless clean, spacious and beautiful! Breakfast spread was awesome; from the breakfast waiters to hot station (egg) cook, they were absolutely friendly and diligently cleared our table from used plates consistently. My only constructive remark would be for the front desk reception staff to be more attentive to details, they didn't provide any information on the timing of the breakfast or the floor level where we'll have our breakfast the following morning. They handed us our room cards without a smile and no information which left us to walk around the hotel lobby asking other staff at the lift area where we should proceed to get to the 30th floor. Their reception staff should provide better customer service, on that note I applaud a muslim male staff in charge of the breakfast area, he always greeted us with a smile and was very professional on the ground. In a nut shell, pleasant stay, definitely recommend tourists to stay here esp if they have conferences to go to at TM convention (just RM5 via Grab btw).
    Written August 28, 2018
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  • Nomadman411978
    London, UK3,169 contributions
    City Theatre-Panggung Bandaraya is the old City Hall built in the 1900s and converted to a theatre. It continues the Moghul theme in its architectural style and, as many of the fine colonial buildings here, was designed by the English architect A.B.Hubback.
    Written April 26, 2017
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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK160,518 contributions
    Located in Medan Pasar public square is this clock tower. The clock tower was built in 1937 when Malaysia was still part of the British Empire and erected to commemorate the coronation of King George IV. The design looks almost Art Deco with its soaring lines of the tower and crisp clean lines of sun rays on the wooden panelling. The clock tower is okay, it’s in Medan Square, which is another landmark of the city, so take a look if you’re there.
    Written February 2, 2020
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  • nellielim
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,110 contributions
    Located along Jalan Duta, this is a large courthouse complex housing various courts of this country's judicial system. It was primarily planned to centralise judicial branches in the city into one building. In all the complex comprise 30 courthouses for the High Court, 21 for the Sessions Court and 26 for the Magistrates Court. Architecture here was meant to bear similarities to architectures of colonial municipal buildings.
    Written January 25, 2017
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  • Sir_Gaurav
    Pune, India401 contributions
    It is a historic club with a rich heritage. This building is a history because here UMNO establishments and various Malay-related congresses have been held. The Sultan of Selangor at that time granted the name Sultan Sulaiman as the name of the club.
    Written August 22, 2017
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  • nellielim
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,110 contributions
    Bangunan Sulaiman is located on Jalan Damansara at the junction with Jalan Sultan Sulaiman with railway tracks running behind the building. This is a set of three administrative buildings originally belonging to FMS Railways. Built by the British at the end of the 19th century, it was gazetted as a heritage site in 1983. It is currently the home of the Kuala Lumpur Regional Arbitration Centre.
    Written May 7, 2018
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