Sultan Abdul Samad Building | Kuala Lumpur | Clock Tower | Travelshopa

Standing sentinel within the colonial core of Kuala Lumpur, The Sultan Abdul Samad Building is arguably one of Malaysia’s most historically significant structures. Built in 1897, the building served the secretariat for the British administration for a time before being occupied by the Federal Court and Court of Appeal.In its lifetime, the building has also played witness to many of Malaysia’s momentous occasions, including its Declaration of Independence in 1957. It currently houses the offices of the Ministry of Information, Communications and Culture in Malaysia.

Designed by AC Norman, the Sultan Abdul Samad Building stood out as the first public building in Malaysia designed in the Mughal (or Indo-Saracenic) style. Constructed entirely out of brick, the building features copper onion domes, graceful arches, decorative cornices and an imposing clock tower. The sheer grandeur of the building bears testimony to the sublime workmanship and skill of builders of that time. Together with its colonial surroundings and neighbouring historical centres such as Petaling Street (Chinatown), these vestiges of old provide an interesting counterpoint to the modern landscape of Kuala Lumpur city.

Join us in open-mouthed wonder as we take a quick tour of this marvelous work of architecture!

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Sultan Abdul Samad Building | Kuala Lumpur | Travelshopa

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