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 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.

    Address: Located at Jalan Raja. Across Merdeka Square

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    visit the sultan abdul samad...

    by eelaine Written Aug 26, 2002

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    visit the sultan abdul samad building..
    when there are special events, the field in front of the building will host colourful parades, shows and festivities in celebration.. if you can, try to make it for the national day parade on 31st august every year..

    Address: smack in the middle of the city..

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    by o00o Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Sultan Abdul Samat >

    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.

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    Sultan Abdul Samad Building

    by Libs Written Aug 24, 2002

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    This is currently, I believe, the Malaysian Supreme Court. As near as I can tell, the unique thing about this building is that it's old and it looks cool. But there you have it, it does look very cool, which makes it a good site to see.

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    Beautiful Architecture

    by OMERKASHMIRI Updated Apr 4, 2011

    If u r in kualalumpur , u cant miss independence square, right in front of it is this beautiful building which is currently being used as supreme court building.

    Directions: from kl central take putra lrt and alight at masjid jamek stn, from there go staraight and take and a left turn, 5 mins walk and u will see this amazing building

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    amazing architecture

    by OMERKASHMIRI Updated Apr 4, 2011

    This building is being used as a supreme court these days.its right in front of independence square.

    Directions: take putr lrt fromsentral and alight at masjid jamek stn , walk towards independence square and u will see it.

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    Malaysia's previous icon

    by rochellevm Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Sultan Abdul Samad was Malaysia's icon before the Petronas twin towers were built. It also has a fascinating Gothic architecture. Thus, a photo stop should be worth it.

    Sultan Abdul Samad at noon
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    Sultan Abd Samad Building

    by gnh Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Famous building with lots of history.

    The Supreme Court is housed here, and therefore lots of stories come from this place.

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    Sultan Abdul Samad Building [1897]

    by ukirsari Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Designed by Briton architect AC Norman, formerly used as British Secretariat Building. It's a Moorish style design.

    Address: Dataran Merdeka, KL

    Directions: From Jalan Raja Laut to the direction of Masjid Jamek

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    by coceng Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This photo is the walking area infront of Sultan Abdul Samad Building...which is on the right side; On the left side is the Merdeka Square...

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    Sultan Abdul Samad Building

    by phil_uk_net Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Built in 1897 under British colonial rule for government departments to use, the architecture is in the Moorish style. It faces Merdeka Square.

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    Sultan Abdul Samad Building

    by JamesWtc Written Jul 5, 2003

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    Do choose a winding morning to visit this place and walk around. You will feel relax here. I won't feel so any other places in Kuala Lumpur, the busy city.

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