The Sultan Abdul Samad Building is situated facing the Royal Selangor Club and Dataran Merdeka Independence Square, at the center of Jalan Raja in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The structure was named after the then emperor of the country, Sultan Abdul Samad. When construction began, he was on the throne of Selangor. The building is one of the famous monuments and ancient landmarks found in Kuala Lumpur. The building holds an exclusive design constructed by A.C. Norman. The architectural beauty of the building is highly influenced by the Moorish style intermingling with British styles and local culture. But before completing the building, the architect added an Islamic touch in this building to represent the identity of the Malaysian people. Earlier the superior courts of the country were located in this building including the Court of Appeals, the High Court of Malaya, and the Federal Court of Malaysia. Presently, the building houses the office of the Ministry of Information, Communications, and Culture of Malaysia. These building bear witness to the detailing practice and the sublime workmanship and skill of builders of those days. The exterior, cornices, and trimmings of this building are made of cement plaster with the surface depths accomplished by careful arrangements of masonry brickwork. Until 1957, the building was used as the British administrative building. Then it was transformed into the Federal Court, High Court, and Court of Appeals Complex for Malaysia until 2007. The Sultan Abdul Samad Building was really an architectural asset of the country for what it could serve as an important structure for the English. From the earlier days to till date the building serves as a symbol of iconic beauty. And probably it is the most photographed building at the time. A 40m high clock tower dubbed the Big Ben of Malaysia is located by the building. The top of this eye catching monument is coated with gold and edged on both sides by two domed towers. The night view of the building is mind blowing. The nights of popular occasions such as Independence Day, the tower twinkles because of the beautifully-colored lights. The building mostly looks like the scene of an Arabian night. To get into the building, one has no need to be worried at all. Tourists can take LRT Kelana Jaya Line or the Ampang Line and get down at Masjid Jamek station. The building is cited very much close to the Dataran Merdeka.
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