Royal Palace - Istana Negara, Kuala Lumpur

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

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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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    King's Palace

    by jv_impossible Written May 7, 2008

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    The King's Palace is surrounded by a beautiful park and green lawns.This 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.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Istana Negara (King Palace)

    by austarman Written Jan 24, 2008

    Built at 1928 and located at Jalan Istana, sungai besi.
    The Istana Negara is the official residence of the King and Queen of Malaysia.

    The building sits on a 28-acre plot of land and surrounded by a high fence. But it's worth the trip to see the ceremonial changing of the guard which it's done everyday. This palace is also the venue for official functions and ceremonies.
    The Istana was originally a double storey mansion built in 1928 by a local Chinese millionaire, Chan Wing.

    After the Japanese occupation, it served as a residence of the Sultan of Selangor until 1957, when the Federal Government acquired it for use as the official residence of our King after some major renovation and extension.

    Driveway to the Palace The Palace grounds The Palace gaurd Another Palace gaurd The Palace gate and gaurds
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    Gates of the Royal Palace

    by rochellevm Written May 14, 2006

    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.

    at the gates of the Royal Palace
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    No entry!

    by choleross Written Sep 8, 2005

    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!

    Guards changing shifts

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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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    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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    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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    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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