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Kuala Lumpur Day Tour and Rainforest Waterfall including Tickets to KL Tower
"This tour starts with a pickup at your hotel lobby in Kuala Lumpur area and head to the Kuala Lumpur Tower one of Malaysia’s most recognizable and popular landmark. You will enjoy a 360 degree amazing views of Kuala Lumpur city. The tower stands majestically atop Bukit Nanas at 1381feet (421m) and 308feet (94m) above sea level.Next visit the Independent Square where the Union Jack was lowered and the Malaysia flag was hoisted on 31 August 1957. The Sultan Abdul Samad building is the most significant landmark of Moghul architecture built by the British and followed by a quick stop a a great spot to visit and experience. You can climb up (272 steps) to the temple of Hindu Deity Lord Subramaniam who is honored during Thaipusam every year in January or February. Please note that ladies need to be in proper attire to enter the temple. we will continue our journey to waterfalls with approximately 40-minute drive. We will take a 45-minute jungle walk to the waterfalls and swimming here which provide cool relief for visitors. It is popular among locals as a weekend and public holiday pic water proof bag and insect repellent. At 4pm
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Kuala Lumpur City Tour
"Kuala Lumpur is a busy city with ordered skyscrapers six-lane highways colonial architecture and lots of greenery. Home to the Petronas Twin Towers it is a shopping paradise with some of Southeast Asia’s largest shopping malls housing the world’s top brands and street markets where you can get one-of-a-kind items.For any Chocolate fan a must visit is Cocoa Boutique where their products are unique and creative. You can purchase the usual chocolates of milk white or dark chocolates but if you want something with Malaysian touch
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Half-Day Private Kuala Lumpur City Tour
"Join this half-day private tour to experience the local lifestyle culture and learn some history in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Chinatown Kuala Lumpur is the oldest Chinese settlement in Kuala Lumpur. Divided by three parallel streets Chinatown is well known for street food daily wears and places of worship. Brick fields is the oldest Indian settlement in Kuala Lumpur and even though it is occupied by local Indians Hinduism is not the only religion being practiced in this settlement. Ideal location for almost everything Indian.Istana Negara (Gates of The Kings Palace)
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Sultan Abdul Samad Building Tips (56)

Sultan Abdul Samad Building

This building was built in 1897 in the Mahometan or Neo Saracenic style and its constructed entirely from brick.

The structure consist of porch , horseshoe-shaped arches and a shiny copper domes and a 41.2 meter height clock tower.

It is now the Malaysia Supreme and High Court and handicraft centre. This building is illuminated at night.

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mary2u99
Apr 04, 2011

Sultan Palace

A stately, historic building rich in character, it was built in 1897 to house several important government departments during the British administration. This building, topped by a shiny copper dome and a 40m high clock tower, is a major landmark in the city. It serves as the back drop for important events such as the National Day Parade on August 31th and the shering in of the New Year. This heritage buildings now occupied by the Supreme Court and the Textile Museum.

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xaver
Apr 04, 2011

Bangunan Sultan Abdul Samad

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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Kaynisa
May 17, 2005

Sultan Abdul Samad Building

KL's most famous landmark.

The stately historic building rich in character was designed by AC Norman and built between 1894 and1897 to house the British administration. Formerly the Secretariat building this Moorish inspired building with its shining copper domes and high clock tower is a major landmark in the city. The Supreme Court and the Textile Museum now occupy the building.

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Apr 04, 2011
 
 
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ABDUL SAMAD BUILDING


The ornate and Moorish looking building in Merdeka Square is the Sultan Abdul Samad Building. It was constructed in 1897 and designed by a British architect, A.C. Norman. His influence is derived from Islamic architecture from several countries. The massive 41 meter tall clock tower is known locally as 'Big Ben'. It is constructed from brick and plaster even though it has a stone like appearance.

During British Colonial Administration this massive building held several government departments. In 1974 they moved out to make way for the Judiciary authorities. Sadly the building is now vacant.

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DAO
Nov 21, 2010

Sultan Abdul Samad Building

Prior to the building of the Petronas Twin Towers, the Sultan Abdul Samad building has long been a famous landmark for Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur.

Designed by British architect A.C Norman, it was built in 1897 with a unique Moorish-style design. The Moorish inspired design of the building is based on some of the features of buildings in Islamic countries that suitably reflects the cultural background of Malaysia. It used to be the Colonial Secretariat offices, but now houses the Supreme and High Courts.

The centre of attraction is it's clock tower in the midle - KL's answer to London's 'Big Ben'. The clock tower is significant to many major events; from the lowering of the Union Jack at the strock of midnite when Malaysia (then Malaya) gained independance to the numorous new year eve celebrations.

Another must visit in KL.

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mansionion
Apr 04, 2011

Sultan Abdul Samad Building

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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JamesWtc
Jul 05, 2003

Sultan Abdul Samad Building

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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kenmerk
Jun 17, 2003

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Golden Extravagance and Malaysia’s Big Ben

This impressive and extravagant building was the heart of Colonial Kuala Lumpur, sitting on the so called Padang, a big English lawn where people play(ed) sports. Do not forget that the British rulership only endet on 31 August 1957 when Malaysia became independent.

The Sultan Abdul Samad Building, started in 1898, was the Brit’s administration centre. Then it became the site of the Supreme Court.

The style is a blend of north Indian aus Moorish architecture. The architects (A.C. Norman and A.B. Hubbock) thought this was appropriate for a mainly Muslim state. However, they totally ignored that the Malay people had already developed their own architectural style.

The 40 metre high clock tower is called Malaysia’s Big Ben. It is crowned by a golden dome, as are two other lower towers of the building.

A word about the Padang: It is not the size of the English lawn that makes it look strange within this city of golden towers and mosques. It is more the Tudor style of the comparably tiny buildings, sitting in front of skyscrapers. They remind me of Rotorua ;-)

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Kakapo2
Apr 04, 2011

Around Sultan Abdul Samad

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.

yen_2
Jul 25, 2003

Sultan Abdul Samad building

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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DunaKal
Jun 25, 2004

The Sultan Abdul Samad Building.

On our recent visit to KL we revisited the old colonial heart of KL around Merdeka Square. The padang itself in the centre of the square had been dug up and was undergoing renovation.

The Sultan Abdul Samad Building dominates one side of Merdeka Square. This building dates from 1897 and was designed by British architect A.C.A. Norman. It is another example of K.L.'s famous Moghul style architecture. The building is two stories high and is dominated by a central clock tower which is 41metres high. The building is called after Sultan Abdul Samad the fourth Sultan of Selangor.

The Sultan Abdul Samad Building was the main British administrative building in K.L. until 1957. Then the building became the High Court, Federal Court, and Court of Appeals Complex for Malaysia. It continued in this role until 2007. Nowadays it is home to the Information, Communication and Culture Department.

The Sultan Abdul Samad Building's clock tower chimed for the first time in 1897 to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria. After the declaration of Malaysian independence on August 31st 1957, the clock has chimed at midnight on every Independence Day to commemorate the independence of Malaysia.

This is a beautiful building and we were very fortunate as the busy road in front of it was temporarily closed to traffic during our last visit enabling us to approach it more easily and to photo it while standing in the middle of a normally traffic filled road.

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IreneMcKay
Mar 08, 2014

Things to Do Near Sultan Abdul Samad Building

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Masjid Jamek Mosque

This is one of the oldest mosques in Kuala Lumpur and was built in the colonial era. It is a wonderful calm place in the middle of a busy city. It is also a place of worship so don't visit on a friday...
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Railway Station

The Kuala Lumpur Railway Station opened in 1910 and is notable for its architecture, adopting a mixture of Eastern and Western designs. The station contains a main hall, ticket counters and offices,...
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Sin Sze Si Ya Temple

This, the oldest, and has to be the one with the most character, temple in Chinatown is a delight to visit. You are made very welcome, no entrance fee, and you can smell the history here. It was...
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Central Market

The Central Market is a hassle free bazaar set on several levels inside an old British built colonial building. Many of the stalls are overflowing with local merchandise, although much of it looks...
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Sri Mahamariamman Indian Temple

Indians are Malaysia's third ethnic group, after Malay and Chinese, and make up a good ten percent of Kuala Lumpur's population. This Hindu temple, like the temple in Singapore which it closely...
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Chinatown - Petaling Street

Chinatown is Flea Market known of its cheap Items sold by street vendors including street food as well. A visit during the night will be awesome. I only went during the day and got myself some cheap...
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Getting to Sultan Abdul Samad Building

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Jalan Raja/ Merdeka Square,

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