Temporary service disruption due to Covid19.

In accordance with the Restriction Movement Order issued by the Malaysian Government on 16th March 2020, all foreign tourists and visitors are not allowed to enter Malaysia starting from March 18, 2020 until further notice.

Therefore, all visa facilities (VTR and VDR) of eNTRI, eVISA, VOA and Visa Malaysia (Stickers) to all foreign nationals are temporarily suspended with the decisions made effective March 18, 2020 until further notice. Any application for visa after the restriction date will only be processed pending on the government decision based on the current situation.

Kindly consider rescheduling your travel plan if your travel date is in between the restriction date.

We apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Thank you.

Sultan Abdul Samad Building

KUALA LUMPUR

LANDMARKS & ARCHITECTURE

The Sultan Abdul Samad Building is among Kuala Lumpur’s earliest Moorish-style buildings.It is set to the east of Merdeka Square (Dataran Merdeka) and the Royal Selangor Club, acrossfrom Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin. It was built in 1897 and was named after the reigning sultan ofSelangor at the time.

The distinguished landmark originally served as the secretariat for the colonial Britishadministration. Designed by AC Norman, the architect responsible for Masjid Jamek(Jamek Mosque), the historically-significant building used to house the superior courts ofMalaysia: the Federal Court of Malaysia, the Court of Appeals and the High Court of Malaya,before they moved to Putrajaya.

Sultan Abdul Samad Building is now home to the Ministry of Information, Communications andCulture of Malaysia and sits beside the old KL Railway Station. Though it no longer serves anofficial purpose, it remains one of the city’s most important tourist attractions and a historicallandmark in the city.

Constructed entirely of brick, the building features strong gothic, western and Moorish-styleinfluences with an imposing porch, graceful arches, curved colonnades topped with shinycopper cupolas and a domineering 41.2m- high clock tower. It is frequently seen as the backdropfor Malaysia’s annual Independence Day parades (which take place past Dataran Merdeka).

The Sultan Abdul Samad Building remains an enduring attraction amidst a rapidly changing cityskyline. There are several more structures in this area (to the east of Dataran Merdeka) designed byboth Anthony C. Norman and A.B. Hubbock: these clusters of buildings form a large part of KL’sColonial Core and provide a striking counterpoint to the looming Menara KL and stylish PETRONAsTwin Towers.