About Sultan Abdul Samad BuildingHistory: Longing for some Moorish-styled building in Kuala Lumpur? Sultan Abdul Samad Building is towards the east of Merdeka Square. It was named after sultan of Selangor and was constructed in the year 1897. It was designed by AC Norman, one among the finest architect who has designed other historical buildings as well. The Sultan Abdul Samad Building serves as a home to the Ministry of Information, Communications and Culture of Malaysia. Earlier, it was mainly considered for official purpose, but today it is mostly a historical place serving as a tourist spot. It is also used as avenue to host the Independence day parade.
Specialty: The building is entirely made out of brick and the arches are very graceful. There is a clock tower which is 41.2m- high.
Location: It is located at Jalan Tun Perak which can be easily reached. There are several signages to guide the visitors.