Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Kuala Lumpur

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Jalan Raja/ Merdeka Square, 1 300 88 5050

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    Sultan Abdul Samad Building

    by barbskie Updated Dec 4, 2007

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    The most popular building in Merdeka Square is this wonderful Moorish-style of structure. It was known as the Colonial Secretariat, and was home to the governing body which oversaw the administration of the British colony. The building’s most famous feature is the clock tower in the middle, the designer’s tribute to London’s Big Ben. Wonderful sight in the evening when all the lights are lit up.

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    Sultan Abdul Samad Building

    by elainetan7906 Written Oct 27, 2007

    Originally is a offices of the colonial secretariat, they later served as the first adinistrative centre of the Malayan government. Very nice view at night. On the weekend, the road in front of the bulding will be closed, this is the good time you can walk freely and take as much pictures as you want.

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    by cs_zee Written Oct 11, 2007

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    This remarkable edifice, built in 1897, a graceful horseshoe-shaped arches, shiny copper domes and a 41.2 metre-high clock tower. It now houses the Malaysian Supreme and High Court as well as a handicraft centre.The building makes an impressive landmark wehn illuminated at night.

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    Sultan Abdul Amad Building

    by keeweechic Updated Aug 26, 2006

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    The Sultan Abdul Amad Building is one of Kuala Lumpur's well-known landmarks and is also a great example of an elaborate Moorish design and architecture. There are copper domes and 130 metre clock tower.

    The structure was completed in 1897 after 2 years of building. Today it is a centre for Malaysian handicrafts as well as being home for the Judicial Department’s Supreme Court and High Court.

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    Heritage building: Sultan Abdul Samad Building

    by idy Written Aug 3, 2005

    This stately building opposite the Independence Square is a major landmark of the city.

    Built in 1897 to house several important government departments during the British administration, the building is now occupied by the Supreme Court and the Textile Museum.

    With its Moorish-inspired structure, shiny copper dome and a 40m high clock tower, the landmark also serves as a backdrop for important events such as National Day and New Year celebrations.

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    Bangunan Sultan Abdul Samad

    by Kaynisa Updated May 17, 2005

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    Bangunan Abdul Samad was built in the year 1897 and it placed various administrative dept of the British Govt. then...

    This building indeed a majestic landmark of Kuala Lumpur overlooking the Merdeka Square.

    But today, the building houses the Supreme and High Courts and Infokraf, a center for Malaysian handicrafts.

    Open Hours: 8am-4.45pm Mon-Fri; 8am-1pm Sat

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    Sultan Abdul Samad Building

    by MikeAtSea Written Dec 23, 2004

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    This is a historical building rich in character right in the “old” heart of Kuala Lumpur. The building was created in 1897 to house the British administration. The building is Moorish inspired and is topped by a shiny copper dome and a 40 m high clock tower.
    The building is the scenery for the National Day Parade every year on August 31st. Today the Supreme Court and the Textile Museum are at home here.

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    by DunaKal Updated Jun 25, 2004

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    it was built in 1897,topped by a shiny copper dome and a 40m high clock tower, is a major landmark in the city. It serves for important events such as the National Day Parade on August 31,and now houses the Malaysia Supreme and High Courts.

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    Sultan Abdul Samad Building

    by yurijade Written Aug 23, 2003

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    This moorish inspired building is now occupied by the Supreme Court and Textile Museum. It was built in 1897to house several important goverment during the British adminstration. Almost every year, it serves the backdrop for the National Day Parade.

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    by Sakura_Kobe Written Aug 3, 2003

    I heard Sultan Abdul Salad building is a law court now. As it is a beautiful building, Victorian-Moorish architecture, made by bricks, I went around it. I came across lots of policemen on the backside of the building. All of them wore the uniform. I asked the way to the MasjidJamek to one of them. He was very kind.

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  • Around Sultan Abdul Samad

    by yen_2 Written Jul 25, 2003

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    You will noticed this famous area and it's one of their must visit place. The gleaming copper domes and the clock tower of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building are by far the most impressive architectural feature of the Dataran Merdeka. I guess, this is a fantastic blend of Moghul, Moorish, Arab, and British neoclassical architecture, a style far more expressive of the British colonial imagination than of Malay culture.

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    by JamesWtc Written Jul 5, 2003

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    This is the highcourt of Malaysia. The building has the history of more than 100 years.

    A very nice place to visit expecially the night scene here. The road is closed everynight here for tourists. The scene is nice when all the lights lid up at night.

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    by kenmerk Written Jun 17, 2003

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    Down in the centre of the old colonial district you will find the oft photographed Sultan Abdul Samad Building.

    For a really nice pictures bring your tripod and come down here at night, as the building and surrounding area is all lit up with decorative lights... (I didn't have the time for this photo op, myself...)

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    Sultan Abdul Samad Building

    by arikde Written May 30, 2003

    My favourite architecture in KL. This is a MUST-SEE ... more than (well, at least comparable to) the Petronas towers. One recommendation of mine is to visit it at night when it looks absolutely stunning decorated in lights (see picture.)

    The gleaming copper domes and 130-meter clock tower of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building are by far the most impressive architectural feature of the Dataran Merdeka. This elaborate edifice is a fantastic blend of Moghul, Moorish, Arab, and British neoclassical architecture, a style far more expressive of the British colonial imagination than of Malay culture. Designed by architects Norman and Bidwell, the building took more than two years to build and was completed in 1897. It served initially as the center of British colonial administration in Malaysia. Today, it houses the Judicial Department on one end and Infokraf, a centre for Malaysian handicrafts, on the other.

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    Sultan Abdul Samad Building

    by sunnywong Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Which was completed in 1897 served as a Government administrative building. It now houses the Supreme and the High Courts. The clock tower, affectionately dubbed 'Big Ben' is a favorite with photographers.
    It is decorated with bright lights every night. The section of Jalan Raja is closed in order for the people to enjoy the night scenery of the area. It is the place where the annual Independence Day celebration is held.

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