Friday, August 7, 2009

Sultan Abdul Samad Building

2:06 AM


Facing Dataran Merdeka is Sultan Abdul Samad Building, a Moorish inspired building with shiny copper domes and a 130-metre clock tower. Designed by architects, Norman and Bidwell, it took more than two years to build and was completed in 1897. It was constructed to accommodate the various government administrative departments, among them the Federal Secretariat, Selangor State Secretariat, Public Works Department and the Sanitary Board. Today, it houses the Judicial Department on one end and The Textile Museum on the other.

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