"Sultan Abdul Samad Building" Sultan Abdul Samad Building Tip by Airpunk

  Sultan Abdul Samad Building
by Airpunk

In late Victorian Kuala Lumpur, it was decided to move several colonial authorities into a new building. Between 1894 and 1897, these plans were realized by constructing the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, named after the then-reigning Sultan of Selangor. It faces a cricket green which became Merdeka Suqare (independence Square) after the declaration of independece on August 31st 1957. Afterwards, it served as the see of several Malaysian authorities and courts. The courts moved out in the early 21st century, but the ministry of information and the ministry of culture still are located here.
The building is not accesible to the general public

Address: Jalan Raja/ Merdeka Square,
Directions: Merdeka Square
Phone: +60 1-300-88-5050
Website: http://www.wonderfulmalaysia.com/attractions/sultan-abdul-samad-building.htm

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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