Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Kuala Lumpur

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The photogenic Sultan Abdul Samad Building features a design strongly influenced by the Moorish and Mughal building styles. Designed by British architect A.C. Norman and completed in 1897, the structure initially housed several departments of the British colonial administration and later served as a federal court of independent Malaysia. The building overlooks a square where the national flag was hoisted for the first time after the country gained its independence. Today, a 95 m (312 ft) flagpole marks this historic spot. Plan to visit Sultan Abdul Samad Building during your Kuala Lumpur vacation using our convenient Kuala Lumpur trip planning site.
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  • My favorite building to visit and walk around but sadly we were not allowed to enter. Unfortunately, much of the building is in a bad state of repair. A homeless woman was feeding about a dozen cats....  more
    My favorite building to visit and walk around but sadly we were not allowed to enter. Unfortunately, much of the building is in a bad state of repair. A homeless woman was feeding about a dozen cats....  more »
  • A 19th century building. Used to be government offices during the British colonial administration. Pity it is not open to the public. Impressive architecture. 
    A 19th century building. Used to be government offices during the British colonial administration. Pity it is not open to the public. Impressive architecture.  more »
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  • it is pretty from the outside. I did not go in there. The road is rather clear most of the time. great pic can be taken here
  • Great historic scenic building near river of life trail and merdeka square. I’m not sure if it’s open to the public but it’s a great spot for photos (outside).

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