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The Sultan Abdul Samad Building on Merdeka Square houses the offices of the Ministry of Information, Communications and Culture of Malaysia.
The Sultan Abdul Samad Building on Merdeka Square houses the offices of the Ministry of Information, Communications and Culture of Malaysia. Built in 1848 by British architects Norman and Hubback, this historical landmark is famed for its Moorish architecture, with a brilliant copper dome and a 40 m tall clock tower, which is a popular gathering-point for New Year and National Day countdown celebrations and parades.
Jalan Tun Perak, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia
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Merdeka Square, earlier known as the Selangor Club Padang, holds a significant place in Malaysian history as the place where the Union Jack was lowered for last time and Malaysian flag was raised for the first time on 31st August 1957, liberating the country from foreign rule and establishing it as a sovereign republic
The stately Masjid Jamek is one of the oldest mosques in Kuala Lumpur constructed in 1909
Tugu Negara or the National Monument is a massive bronze sculpture built in 1963 as a memorial to the soldiers who gave up their lives in Malaysia's struggle for freedom against the Japanese during World War II and the Malayan Emergency from 1948 until 1960
Sze Ya, the oldest Chinese temple in Kuala Lumpur built in 1882, is dedicated to Shen Kong, the guardian deity for the local Chinese miners
The covered Masjid India Bazaar stretches out from LRT Masjid Jamek towards Little India, with stalls selling miscellaneous cheap items and mouthwatering delicacies
Chinatown in Petaling Street is a riot of color and energy, with lots of Chinese goods, food and souvenirs stalls
The Sri Mahamariamman Temple is an elaborate Hindu temple which is the starting point of the annual Thaipusam pilgrimage to the Batu Caves, where Hindu devotees haul portable altars pierced to their skin with 108 lances
The Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park is home to over 5000 butterflies across 120 species
The Sogo Shopping Complex offers 10 floors of shopping, dining and entertainment