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Sultan Abdul Samad Building

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Address: Jalan Raja | Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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+60 1-300-88-5050
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Stunning building

Yet another stunning building to look at unfortunately it look like quite a bit of building/repair is ongoing.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I went to visit this building as it was listed as a place to see and that it is meant to look amazing at night, my view of it is that it is pretty much a building site at the moment and the copper domes don't light up at night, the architecture is really nice, maybe go and see it... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yet another stunning building to look at unfortunately it look like quite a bit of building/repair is ongoing.

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the place where Malaysia gained independence ..really historic place with a nice ambienec around - Kuala lampur cricket convention cnetre opposite to the building

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Moorish, Italianate and Gothic influences, the building has had a number of incarnations: originally for The States' administrators and also used as The Supreme Court. It dominates one side of Merdeka (independence) Square and is very attractive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sultan Abdul Samad uilding is truly beautiful place to see. I´m not sure if it´s even possible to get in, we just seen it from outsde since it was located directly behind our hotel, but the building is very nice. Worth to see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Still working on it as my previous visit, it will look great once all the work has finished, better now that the scaffolding has come down

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow !! stunning building. If you like the old style period building this is must on your list to go and see. Great design. Go and enjoy the workmanship

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice building, you will for sure drive or pass by it during your stay in KL. A piece of history in otherwise very new city. Contrasts with glass and steel high rises.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its elegancy and refinement is what you'd love to see once arrived. Unfortunately, we weren't able to see it all, because of reconstruction. But some parts of the buildings we still were able to see, and this was impressive.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I confess to only seeing the exterior of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building which overlooks Independence Square and the first thing that captures you is the amazing colour of the masonry. It is unlike anything surrounding it, a throw back to past symbols of power, rather than modern architectural feats. Easy to get to from Masjid Jamek station as well... More 

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