Kuala Lumpur / Historical Map and Photos 2

Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur

Sultan Abdul Samad Building, which overlooks the grand Independence Square, is one of the most significant landmarks built by the British. Who was inspired by AC Norman architectural design from Mughal India, the building was built in 1897, is located in Selangor Secretariat, Supreme Court and later abandoned a few years ago. It now houses heritage, culture and the arts department.

The main façade of Moore properly reflect the cultural background of Malaysia.
Unique Moorish-style building has a 41 m tower, known as “Big Ben.”
Sultan Abdul Samad Building was originally called the “new government office.”
This is the largest building of its day, entirely brick and stone actually seems to be the cream brick covered with plaster.

1 Comment on “Kuala Lumpur / Historical Map and Photos 2

  1. Kuala Lumpur’s heterogeneous populace includes the country’s three major ethnic groups: the Malays, the Chinese and the Indians, the city has a mix of different cultures which can interestingly shown in different style of architectures. Similar to Hong Kong, KL has a blend of old colonial influences and Asian traditions, additionally Malay Islamic inspirations, modern, and postmodern architecture has created a very unique mix of urban content.

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