Rising prominently in the center of Jalan Raja in Kuala Lumpur, the Sultan Abdul Samad Building is a famous landmark in Malaysia. It was built in 1894 and was named after the then Sultan of Selangor when it was finished in 1897.
It stands in front of the Dataran Merdeka or the Independence Square and is near the Royal Selangor Club. In the back, the Klang River and the Gombak River with the Masjid Jamek (or Jamek Mosque) in the middle, provide an interesting backdrop for the building. Running 400 feet long laterally on Jalan Raja, the Sultan Abdul Samad Building mirrors the architecture and design of the buildings around. Like the Masjid Jamek, it was designed by a British architect, A.C. Norman. [Read more…]