The Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Kuala Lumpur

The view of Sultan Abdul Samad Building at night. A notable landmark of Kuala Lumpur, it is located opposite Dataran Merdeka (literally translated as Independence Square). The design of the building has several names linked to it : A.C Norman (the original architect), R.A.J Bidwell (assistant to AC Norman and later tasked to amend the original design), and A.B Hubback (who contributed at a later stage).

Construction commenced in 1894 and completed in 1897, with the building named as The Government Offices during the British Administration. In 1974 however, the building was renamed after Sultan Abdul Samad of Selangor (1857-1898), the reigning Sultan of Selangor when the construction commenced.

(photo credit : Shah Said ; @ all rights reserved)

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