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Sultan Abdul Samad Building

The iconic Sultan Abdul Samad building is located in front of Dataran Merdeka and Royal Selangor Club, along Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman.

It was completed in 1897 by A.C. Norman. During the time of the British administration in Malaya, it was used to house several government departments.

Today, this historical building houses the Supreme and High Courts. The building with unique Moorish designs and clock tower is widely photographed by visitors to the city centre.

On important occasions, the building is decorated with colourful lights and flags. The historic Dataran Merdeka, where the Union Flag was lowered and the Malayan flag hoisted for the first time on 31 August 1957, is also just across the street from the Sultan Abdul Samad building.

Getting Here

By Light Rapid Transit (LRT)
This well-known landmark faces Merdeka Square, and is easily accessible. Take the PUTRA line and alight at Pasar Seni or Masjid Jamek. Ask for directions to this building. 

Who To Contact

Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTiC)

Address:
109 Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Phone: 1 300 88 5050
Fax: +603-2162 1149
Email: enquiries@tourism.gov.my

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