The Sultan Abdul Samad Building is a Moor building that is also one of the oldest buildings in all of Kuala Lumpur.
The Sultan Abdul Samad Building has been around since 1897 and was named after the then reigning sultan who was ruling Selangor. The building was first created to be the secretariat for the British. AC Norman, the person who designed the Masjid Jamek, designed this too.
The building is currently used by the Ministry of Information, Communications, and Culture of Malaysia. Officially, the building does not have much use to the department, but it is still one of the most prominent appeals in the city and serves as a historic and cultural landmark in Kuala Lumpur.
The Sultan Abdul Samad Building is created with bricks on the whole and makes for a powerful gothic look. The Moorish and western influences on the design can be seen clearly, with its porch, beautifully carved arches and the intimidating clock tower that stands tall.
Any 5 star hotel in KL will point you in the direction of the building if asked and hotels like Berjaya Times Square Hotel, for example, is just 10 minutes away if you drive or use transport.
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