Royal Palace (Istana Negara), Kuala Lumpur

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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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    the Palace of the Malaysian King

    by machomikemd Updated May 19, 2011
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    part 1 of my 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.

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    Yang Di Pertuan Agong

    by machomikemd Updated May 19, 2011
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    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 13th Agung of the country and hails from the state of Trengganu, in the east coast of Peninsula Malaysia. The Present Malaysian King full name and title is: Duli Yang Maha Mulia Al-Wathiqu Billah Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah. Better known as Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin. Tuanku is the title for King. 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.

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    the famous palce guards

    by machomikemd Updated May 19, 2011
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    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.

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    Istana Negara (King Palace)

    by austarman Written Jan 24, 2008
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    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.

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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