This is the official residence of the King and Queen of Malaysia. Built by local millionaire, Chan Wing in 1928, as his official residence it was later used by the Japanese as their offices during the Japanese occupation in Malaya (1942-1945).
Later, after the war ended, the Selangor State Government bought and renovated the mansion and used it King of Selangor’s official residence.
On the achievement of the country’s Independence from the British in 1957, the newly elected Federal Government transformed the stately mansion into a residence fit for the King (the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong).
Today, visitors flock to the National Palace gates to see the daily changing of the guards. So, don’t forget to bring a camera along to capture this changing of the guards event.
The National Palace, surrounded by high fences, is still majestic looking. Come over to see where the King and Queen live, with its beautiful and immaculate gardens.
As the palace grounds are not opened to members of the public or tourists, the Main Palace Entrance is a favourite picture spot for tourists.
How to get there
From KL Sentral Station, take a taxi to the Istana Negara. This is the most convenient mode of transportation.
There are various types of accomodation to suit every budget, available to travellers to Kuala Lumpur.