Sultan Abdul Samad Building

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

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

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 famous Dataran Merdeka is also just across the street from the Sultan Abdul Samad building.

Key Tips
Topped by a shiny copper dome and a 40m high clock tower, dubbed ‘Big Ben’, the Sultan Abdul Samad building is a major landmark in Kuala Lumpur, and one of the most widely photographed.

How to get there
Putra Lrt, taxi or bus
This wellknown landmark faces Merdeka Square, and is easily accessible. Take the Putra Lrt and alight at Pasar Seni or Masjid Jamek. Ask for directions to this building.

Accommodation Overview
There are various types of accommodation to suit every budget for travellers to Kuala Lumpur.


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