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Sultan Abdul Samad Building
Kuala Lumpur Top 5 in Can't-Miss Landmarks

370 Reviews
Historical Architecture
Liked by 18
Open Open 24 hours
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-3 hours
Address: Jalan Raja, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: +60-1-300885050

What people are saying:

Although it built during British Colonial 1894 as government offices. It renamed after Sultan Abdul Samad, the reigning Sultan of Selangor at the time when construction began in 1974, refurbished it into High Court of Malaya

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TripAdvisor(1095 reviews)TripAdvisor
4.4/5Very Good
  • nurhakim_ID

    An Attactive Building Near Merdeka Square

    I visited this building after having dinner at Merdeka Square. The building is very attractive at night, it is lit by lights which make the building even more magnificent. Since it was late at night, ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1599108933000+0800)/
  • konstantinosd965

    The Sultan Abdul Samad Building in Kuala Lumpur is an interesting historical building

    The Sultan Abdul Samad Building in front of Merdeka Square (Independence Square) in Kuala Lumpur was the Headquarters of the British Colonial Administration in Malaysia after the year of its completio...

    Reviewed on /Date(1588826671000+0800)/
  • Logan_ell73

    Most photographed clocktower?

    That's what the sign said! It is beautiful, and I think they meant in KL or Malaysia. Beautiful building, worth walking around if you are in the area. It is very pretty outside but you can't go inside...

    Reviewed on /Date(1584109728000+0800)/
  • Laura T
    Laura T
    Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

    Attractive building on Merdeka Square - spend a few minutes walking around and taking photos

    We visited on a sunny day as part of our self-guided walking tour from Jamek Mosque, then over the bridge here to Merdeka Square, before a leisurely stroll along the River of Life in the sunshine befo...

    Reviewed on /Date(1583967481000+0800)/
  • IRHS

    Hard to take it all in - it's huge

    The building is so big it's hard to take in. Lots of interesting details, you can get a quieter view from the back without all the cars.

    Reviewed on /Date(1583633455000+0800)/

Additional Information


Sultan Abdul Samad Building is a landmark of Kuala Lumpur. It is the location of the High Court of Malaysia. Completed in 1897, it once housed the headquarters of the colonial government. The building was designed in a beautiful combination of Indian and Arabic styles. In the middle stands a tall clock tower similar to Big Ben, and is even known as the Big Ben of Malaysia. The clock tower has a golden dome on top. On either side of the clock tower stand two smaller towers topped with the same intricate golden dome.
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