Royal Palace (Istana Negara), Kuala Lumpur

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    Royal Palace

    by branx Written Jan 23, 2007

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    We visited the palace on the way to other tourist spots like batu caves, budhist temple etc....we paid $50 AUD for a taxi for the day to take us and wait while we visited each of the sites...He was paid at day end.

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    Make a Stop in front of the Royal Palace

    by DanielF Updated Aug 21, 2006

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    Malaysia's political system is a bit particular. Most States have their own sultan, except Sarawak, Sabah, Melaka and Pinang, which have a governor instead, as these where the British settlements, where the colonial influence got to be bigger.

    The Head of State is elected among these sultans for a period of five years. When they are elected, they will leave their state and come to live in the Negara Istana (Royal Palace) in Kuala Lumpur. During this time they will be substituted in their home State by their heir-prince.

    This special political system makes of Malaysia the only existing elective monarchy, along with the Vatican, that is.

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    Gates of the Royal Palace

    by rochellevm Written May 14, 2006
    at the gates of the Royal Palace

    Since tourists are not allowed entry to the Royal Palace, taking picture at the gates of the Palace, together with the guards in a horse, is also as nice. You can also take a peek of what's inside though through the gates, and then take more pictures.

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    No entry!

    by choleross Written Sep 8, 2005
    Guards changing shifts

    As the title suggests, the Palace grounds is off limits to tourists. We can hardly see the palace from outside the gate, so most tourists would rather take photo with the palace guards outside the gate. I think those guards have one photograph too much!

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    Royal Palace

    by mvtouring Written Jul 19, 2004

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    Royal Palace

    We drove past the palace and I asked Lawrence our tour guide to stop so that I could take a photo and maybe go for a quick cuppa tea with the King, but they would not let me past the gate. The guard had a rather stern look on his face - I think they have a special school for royal guards - which made me decide not too look for trouble with this okie.

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  • Istana Negara

    by yen_2 Updated Jul 27, 2003

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    Entrance

    Malaysia has 9 Sultans and 1 of them will be the King for 5 years. If he would like to be a King again then he will wait for another 45 years. Istana Negara is the official residence of the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong (The King), located on a hillock at Jalan Istana. The palace is surrounded by green lawns, ponds and trees. On ceremonial occasions, the palace and its grounds are gaily lit-up.

    Hmm..I was trying to sneak out looking for a nice ops but hey, its a guarded residence and even the roof you can't see only those guards. when we we're there it was in time for the visit of the French Prime Minister Chirac, so there are lot's of guards outside..maybe because they're waiting for the visit?

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    Istana Negara

    by Imbi Written Jan 10, 2003

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    The official residence of the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong (The King), located on a hillock at Jalan Istana. The palace is surrounded by green lawns, ponds and trees. On ceremonial occasions, the palace and its grounds are gaily lit-up.

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    The King´s Palace

    by tremendopunto Written Mar 21, 2008

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    You can take a look at the huge area of the king´s palace - visiting is not possible as far as I know. But it is said that there is a new Palace planed by the king.

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    Istana negara,Royal Palace

    by DunaKal Written Jun 25, 2004

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    The guard

    Istana Negara is the official residence of His Majesty, the Yang diPertuan Agung (the King of Malaysia).

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  • Royal Palace

    by Manyana Written Mar 10, 2004

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    a Royal Guard, Malay costume

    You can see the Royal Guards dressing with the Malay costumes and British ones. No entry fees. Usually this tour is arranged within a city tour for 3 hours. Check with your hotel tour organizer.

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    The Royal Palace

    by diageva Written Nov 19, 2003

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    Royal Palace

    For a stop of about 10 minutes, you can see the Royal Palace with its bigs gardens, in your way to other spot of KL

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    The Royal Palace

    by glennkasner Updated Oct 28, 2003

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    Entrance to the Palace

    One doesn't get further than the entrance gates but it is part of the ½ day trip and well worth seeing if in the vicinity.

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    Istana Negara (royal palace)

    by sunnywong Written Feb 25, 2003

    The official residence of His Majesty, the Yang di Pertuan Agong, the King of Malaysia. Visitors can witness the changing of the guards daily.

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