Kuala Lumpur has one of the most diverse set of attractions when it comes to tourism. It has heritage, modern skyscrapers and shopping centres.
Iconic Sultan Abdul Samad Building
The Sultan Abdul Samad Building is one of the most iconic structures in Kuala Lumpur where in most cases, it is used to depict the unique tradition and culture of the country. This building has been used in so many brochures and advertisements to promote Malaysian tourism that it has become quite synonymous with the country.
Historical structure in Kuala Lumpur
It has a unique architectural style that adopts the Moorish motif where construction had started in 1894. The architect responsible for the Sultan Abdul Samad Building was A.C Norman who was responsible for the design of the Old KL Railway Station as well and it took 3 years for the construction to complete.
Former house of courts in Malaysia
This building was once used to house the superior courts like the Federal Court of Malaysia, the Court of Appeals and the High Court of Malaya before they were moved out to Putrajaya. Today, it is the office of the Ministry of Information, Communications and Culture of Malaysia and is one of the most popular landmarks in the country.
Nearby attractions around Sultan Abdul Samad Building
Tourists and visitors can be seen posing for photographs outside the building which is strategically located in the Dataran Merdeka enclave where the Royal Selangor Club, the St Mary’s Cathedral, the Malaysian flagpole and Dayabumi building are located.
Jalan Raja, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia