"Yang Di Pertuan Agong (Old Istana Negara)" Royal Palace - Istana Negara Tip by machomikemd
Royal Palace - Istana Negara, Kuala Lumpur: 36 reviews and 86 photos
This will be the pictures of the Old Istana Negara Palace as in late 2011, it was converted to a National Musuem and the New Istana Negara Palace was built in Jalan Duta.
the Federation of Malaya, at the time of independence in 1957, had 9 royal families. And to be equitable, it was decided that they each take turns to be the paramount ruler of the Federation for a period of 5 years. The present ruler, known as The Agung, is the 14th Agung of the country and hails from the state of Kedah, in the west coast of Peninsula Malaysia. The Present Malaysian King full name and title is: Almu'tasimu Billahi Muhibbuddin Tuanku Alhaj sir Abdul Halim Mu'adza Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah. Better known as Abdul Halim.
Tuanku is the title for King. The Old Royal Palace of Malaysia Initially Started as a big mansion of a Local Wealthy Malaysian-Chinese named Chan Wing who fled to Australia during the Malayan Invasion by the Japanese in World War II. It was then bought by the Sultan of Selangor State and made into a palace and was eventually bought by the Federal Government in 1957 who remodeled it and assigned it to become the Royal Palace of the Malaysian King (the malaysian king is called Yang Di Pertuan Agung and is the only royalty to be elected into office by a term of 5 years from the 9 sultans of Malaysia). Inside the palace are a variety of plants and flowers, swimming pool and indoor badminton hall. As the palace grounds are not opened to members of the public or tourists, the Main Palace Entrance is a favourite picture spot for tourists because of the Archs of the Gates that resembles a mini Bukingham Palace gates.
This Palace is always on the stop of all Kuala Lumpur City Tours.
Address: Jalan Istana Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Directions: Jalan Istana Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
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