Galeri Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah formerly the Alor Setar High Court Building, is a handsome colonial style building with Roman columns in Alor Setar, Kedah. It was completed in November of 1922, and is located next to the Balai Nobat in the centre of Alor Setar.
Galeri Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah provides a detailed account of the life of His Royal Highness, the Sultan of Kedah, who is at time of writing (April 2016), the reigning Yang DiPertuan Agong of Malaysia. Through various galleries, visitors get to view the personal belongings of Sultan Abdul Halim. There are photos as well as actual pieces, from his past mobile phones to his cars and motorcycles.
The High Court building was originally designed by architect F. W. Wade with construction overseen by H. W. Fofden. Similar to the old High Court, the building incorporates Neoclassical architecture but adopts a conservative and streamlined late-stage variation of the style, featuring colonnades and a Palladian profile but lacking the eclectic ornamentation of the old High Court.
Conversion of the building into a gallery in the 2000s involved repurposing the existing building as well as constructing a modern extension mimicking the exterior style of the original structure behind the original building; the conversion work was undertaken by architect firm Rusman, with the Seri Temin Development Corporation contracted to manage construction work, Azam Hias undertaking exterior works, and Syarikat Mariwasa Kraftangan managing gallery artifacts work.
The gallery displays photos, collections, equipment, tool, official documents, jewellery etc. from the Sultan from more than 2,000 artifacts
The gallery opens from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. for a cost of MYR5
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