Royal Palace - Istana Negara, Kuala Lumpur

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Jalan Istana, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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    Royal King's Palace

    by Paulm1987 Written Jul 20, 2014

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    The Palace is the Official residence of the Supreme King of Malaysia.This Place is surrounded by a beautiful park and Green lawns. It looked great from the outside. Entry not allowed but Nice views from the outside.
    It's one of the Stops of the Bus Tour. You're allowed to Hop Off the bus and take a closer look at the Palace.

    View from double deck bus Meeting new people during the BUS TOUR The Palace Entrance KL sentral from Estana Negara
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    Istana Negara Jalan Duta Palace Guards

    by machomikemd Written Jul 1, 2014

    this will be pictures of the Palace Guards in the New Istana Negara Palace in Jalan Duta.

    pose at the famous Istana Palace Guards. 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. Again, in the front of the Istana Negara, the main entrance resembles an arch and On each side of the arch, are two guard posts to shelter two members of the cavalry in their full dress uniform similar to the ones at Buckingham Palace, London.

    This New Palace is always on the stop of all Kuala Lumpur City Tours

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    New Royal Palace Istana Negara Jalan Duta (2)

    by machomikemd Updated Jul 1, 2014

    part two of my Istana Negara Jalam Duta Tips with more pictures of the palace

    this will be my tips of the New Istana Negara (Royal Palace) of Maysia which replaced the Old Istana Negara in Jalan Istana in Central KL. The New Istana Negara is located in Jalan Duta in northern Kuala Lumpur and was Inaugurated in November 15, 2011.

    The new Istana Negara has a wide frontage than the old one and you can see it at my pictures and videos here.

    The new Istana Negara covers 97.65 hectares and was built to replace the old National Palace located on Istana Road about 8 kilometer from a new Palace. The old National Place has been used for almost 54 years since Malaysia got independent in 1957. The New Palace has only about 66 hectares inside and the remaining areas are devoted to the parking area outside for tourist buses and the plaza outside where tourists and locals can go around and take pictures and videos without the feeling of congestion unlike in the Old Istana.

    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.

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    New Royal Palace Istana Negara Jalan Duta

    by machomikemd Written Jul 1, 2014

    this will be my tips of the New Istana Negara (Royal Palace) of Maysia which replaced the Old Istana Negara in Jalan Istana in Central KL. The New Istana Negara is located in Jalan Duta in northern Kuala Lumpur and was Inaugurated in November 15, 2011.

    The new Istana Negara has a wide frontage than the old one and you can see it at my pictures and videos here.

    The new Istana Negara covers 97.65 hectares and was built to replace the old National Palace located on Istana Road about 8 kilometer from a new Palace. The old National Place has been used for almost 54 years since Malaysia got independent in 1957. The New Palace has only about 66 hectares inside and the remaining areas are devoted to the parking area outside for tourist buses and the plaza outside where tourists and locals can go around and take pictures and videos without the feeling of congestion unlike in the Old Istana.

    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.

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    the famous palace guards at Old Istana

    by machomikemd Updated Jul 1, 2014

    this will be my pictures of the Old Istana and Old Palace Guards. I will have new pictures on the New Istana Palace Guards of Jalan Duta.

    pose at the famous Istana Palace Guards. 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. Again, in the front of the Istana Negara, the main entrance resembles an arch and On each side of the arch, are two guard posts to shelter two members of the cavalry in their full dress uniform similar to the ones at Buckingham Palace, London. This Palace is always on the stop of all Kuala Lumpur City Tours.

    hehehe horse gate bro arch
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    Yang Di Pertuan Agong (Old Istana Negara)

    by machomikemd Updated Jul 1, 2014

    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.

    me at the old istana negara the palace pose cute girl the present king in the middle
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    Now A Royal Museum, New Palace at Jalan Duta

    by machomikemd Updated Jul 1, 2014

    on a Revisit to Kuala Lumpur, I was shocked that the outside of the Istana Negara was not small and congested and was wide and there is no congestion. It turns out the the Former Istana Negara Location is now converted into a National Museum in the latter part of 2011 and the New Istana Negara was moved to another location!

    part 1 of my Old Istana Negara tips

    The 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.

    symbol plaque The symbol of the Agung or King pose tourists
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    Royal Palace (Istana Negara)

    by Twan Written Mar 14, 2012

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    Surrounded by a beautiful park, green lawns and ponds the King´s Palace, Istana Negara, is the official residence of the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, a Malay title usually translated as "Supreme Head”. You can watch the Palace from outside the main gate where the Royal Guards, dressed in white Malay as well as red British inspired uniforms, are guarding the main gate on horse and on foot.

    The Kingdom of Malaysia consists of 9 sultanates (Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Negeri Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Selangor, Sembilan and Terengganu) and 4 non monarchic states (Malacca, Penang, Sabah and Sarawak). The “Yang Di-Pertuan Agong” or Paramount Ruler is elected among the sultans every five years, which means that there are 45 years until a sultan can be elected for the second time. The king in Malaysia is the head of the state. Together with the Prime Minister, the King appoints the cabinet from among the members of Parliament, as well as the nominal head of the military and all three branches of government.

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    Istana Negara, Royal Palace, KL, Malaysia ...

    by TrendsetterME Written Feb 27, 2012

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    The Istana Negara (Malay for National Palace) along Jalan Istana was the official residence of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (King) of Malaysia. It stands on a 13 acre (50,000 m²) site, located at a commanding position on the slope of a hill of Bukit Petaling overlooking the Klang River, along Jalan Syed Putra.

    The building is nestled within a 11.34-hectare compound with 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.

    The whole area is fenced up and the Royal Insignia of His Majesty is placed on each steel bar between two pillars of the fence. At the front of the Istana Negara, there is the main entrance which resembles an arch. On each side of the arch, are two guard posts to shelter two members of the cavalry in their full dress uniform similar to the ones at Buckingham Palace, London.

    In the grounds of the palace is a guard house for the members of the Royal Malay Regiment, one of the two Household Division units in the Malaysian Armed Forces (the other one is the Malaysian Royal Armoured Corps Mounted Ceremonial Squadron). There is also a six hole golf course, tennis courts and a lake in the far end of the grounds.

    Due to my opinion, its nice that Malaysia keeps its traditions very good also by getting a very modern and high tech city / country ... :)

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    The Royal Palace in Kuala Lumpur

    by RakeshKapadnis Written Nov 23, 2010

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    The King’s Palace or Istana Negara was built in 1928 and was originally the residence of a Chinese millionaire. During the Japanese occupation from 1942-1945, it was used as the Japanese officers’ mess. After the surrender of the Japanese, the building was bought by the Selangor State Government. It was then renovated to become the palace of His Majesty the Sultan of Selangor until 1957.
    Subsequently it was bought by the Federal Government to be turned into the Istana Negara for the Yang di Pertuan Agong, the Malaysian King. The area is fenced up and at the front of the gate are two guard posts where members of the Royal Calvary guard the entrance. The palace is not opened to the public and the main entrance with the mounted royal guard at the gate is one of the main attractions for visitors to the Istana.

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    National Palace - a photo opportunity!

    by cafank Written Jun 25, 2010

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    The National Palace is actually the official residence of the King and Queen of Malaysia. As such it is not open to visitors.

    The main entrance however, is a very popular stop for the tourist - kids especially, as you can take photos of the ceremonial guards on horseback. There are two guard posts to shelter two members of the cavalry in their Malay costume and British uniform similar to the ones at Buckingham Palace, London.

    Check with your hotel they may be able to tell you what time you can see the changing of the guard ceremonial which is a remnant from the time when Malaysia was part of the British Empire.

    Having fun with the Guards, National Palace So Proper! Guard at National Palace KL
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    The Royal Palace ( Istana Negara)

    by imeley Written Mar 20, 2010

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    National Palace is the official residence of His Majesty, The King of Malaysia. It stands on a 28 acre (110,000 sq. m.) site, located at a commanding position on the slope of a hill of Bukit Petaling overlooking the Klanf River along Jalan Sjed Putra.

    Look at how the Palace Guard wears a skirt over his pants.

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    1 Day With The King!

    by rafighi Written Dec 8, 2009

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    The Istana Negara is the official residence of the King and Queen of Malaysia. Malyasia has 9 states. Each state's governer will be the King of Malaysia for 4 years. When you visit the palace entrance, notice the yellow flag in the yard. If the King is in the palace, the yellow flag is up, othrewise the flag is down.

    Royal Palace's Guard

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    Mounted Royal Guards @ Istana Negara

    by Chuckaziz Written May 12, 2009

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    The King’s Palace or Istana Negara was built in 1928 and was originally the residence of a Chinese millionaire. The Selangor State Government bought and converted it into a palace to house His Majesty the Sultan of Selangor until 1957. Subsequently it was bought by the Federal Government to be turned into the Istana Negara for the Yang diPertuan Agung, the Malaysian King. The area is fenced up and at the front of the gate are two guard posts where members of the Royal Calvary guard the entrance. The palace is not opened to the public and the main entrance with the mounted royal guard at the gate is one of the main attractions for visitors to the Istana.

    Look! The guards are coming ......smartly dressed...... ...and off to work...
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    The Guards (2): The Malay Touch

    by Kakapo2 Written Jun 10, 2008

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    Beside each guard house for the mounted guards in their British-style uniforms there is a smaller rectangular arch (can an arch be rectangular?...) in front of the National Palace.

    Those two small shelters are just big enough to protect the standing guards from the weather. Those standing guards wear traditional white sarongs. Well, not really…

    A traditional sarong would be a length of fabric wrapped around the waist, and Malay men would wear sarongs woven in a check pattern. Those guards however wear white uniform (jacket and trousers), and a so-called Songket wrapped around the waist. This Songket is a shorter piece of precious brocade fabric which makes it – worn over a sarong or a Baju Melayu - stand out of the background with its shimmering texture, due to the use of gold and silver threads. A Baju Malayu normally consists of a shirt and trousers.

    Songket is a luxury product traditionally worn during ceremonial occasions as sarong… So, well… Probably the guards still wear a sarong LOL

    ... and I am sure this one smiled slightly. I hope he does not get fired for being friendly and human!

    Sarong or songket? Does not matter. It looks good.
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