Thursday, 1 October 2015

Sultan Abdul Samad Building


The Sultan Abdul Samad Building  is located in front of the Dataran Merdeka (Independence Square) and the Royal Selangor Club, by Jalan Raja in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The structure takes its name from Sultan Abdul Samad, the reigning sultan of Selangor at the time when construction began.
Topped by a shiny copper dome and a 40m high clock tower, it is a major landmark in the city. It serves as the backdrop for important events such as the National Day Parade on 31 August and the ushering in of the New Year. This heritage building used to be occupied by the then Apex Court of Malaysia, the Supreme Court which was subsequently renamed the Federal Court. The Court of Appeal was also housed in this historic building. The Federal Court and the Court of Appeals have since moved to the Palace of Justice located in Putrajaya, the new Federal administrative capital.
Source: Wikipedia

Another lovely surprise from Jesse from his tour of Malaysia.
Thanks for this lovely vintage postcard!
Sent: 22 Sep 2015   Received: 28 Sep   Travelled: 6 days

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