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This is the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, and was originally known as the Colonial Houses prior to Malaysian independence from Britain in 1957. It was built by Englishman A.C. Norman between 1894 and 1897 to house the various departments of the British administration. The architectural style is heavily influenced by Moorish designs and the numerous copper domes are quite spectacular. After Independence, it became the superior courts building until the year 2000. I'm not really sure what the buildings are used for now, no doubt some government function. In any event, the Sultan whome the buildings are named after is one lucky guy.

The Sultan Abdul Samad Building is situated opposite Dataran Merdeka (Independence Square) and is where we celebrated the New Year along with about 100,000 other Malaysians.

Canon 5D
f/11
10 seconds
ISO 100
Tripod
45mm using 24-105mm lens

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  • Copyright: Lisa DP (delpeoples) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5103 W: 367 N: 10721] (52729)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-01-00
  • Categories: Architecture
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-07-19 0:01
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