SULTAN ABDUL SAMAD BUILDING
7 minutes walk from Arenaa Mountbatten Hotel
The Sultan Abdul Samad Building is one of the Kuala Lumpur's famous landmarks. The building has been the focal point of many historical events. The declaration of Malaysia's independence was done in front of this building on 31st August 1957. The Sultan Abdul Samad Building holds a unique design influenced by Mughal architecture with a blend of Malaysian and British style, designed by the English architect, A.C.Norman. The building was used by the British government as an administration office for the Federated Malay States of FMS. It later served as a High Court, Federal Court and Court of Appeals Complex for Malaysia until 2007. Today, the Sultan Abdul Samad Building is home to the Malaysian Ministry of information, Communication and Culture. It is also the place where Malaysians gather annually to celebrate the country's day of independence and to reflect the nation's hope of freedom and peace that will continue in the future.