Sultan Abdul Samad Building

21 12 2009

Sultan Abdul Samad Building History

If you are visiting National History Museum, Kuala Lumpur Gallery or Merdeka Square you will not miss this historical landmark of Malaysia. It is located in front of Merdeka Square and Royal Selangor Club. Designed by A.C. Norman, the construction started in 1894 and was completed in 1897. Its architecture was built using Moorish architecture which makes it stand up among all the other buildings in the vicinity. This building is named after Sultan of Selangor who reigned from 1857 to 1898.

Sultan Abdul Samad Building

Sultan Abdul Samad Building

The building has a shiny cooper dome and a 41.2 metres high clock tower. It was constructed of red bricks and has a 2 metre wide verandah around both floors. The red bricks are exposed and have white plaster lined arches and striped which have became known as blood and bandages style. Several forms of arches such as ogee arch, horse shoe arch, pointed arch and multifoil arch were used to build the structure. It has 3 towers namely the tallest Central Clock Tower and 2 shorter circulation towers. All the towers have onion shaped domes with copper coverings.

This building had been the focal point of many historical events. The declaration of the independence of Malaysia was done in front of this building on August 31, 1957 where the Union Jack Flag was lowered and replaced with the national flag of Malaysia.

At one time, the time zone in West Malaysia was half an hour later than East Malaysia. The standardization of time between Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore was done here on January 1, 1982.

Sultan Abdul Samad Building was used to house the Federated of Malay States administration after its completion in 1897. Since 1972, this building has been used to house the High Court and the Supreme Court. When the new Federal Administrative Capital of Malaysia was completed, the Federal Court and Court of Appeals have since moved to the Palace of Justice in Putrajaya. It now houses the commercial Division of the High Court of Malaya as well as a handicraft centre.

Every year, Malaysian will congregate here to usher in the New Year.

Sultan Abdul Samad Building

Sultan Abdul Samad Building

Getting Here

Take the LRT and alight at Masjid Jamek station. This building is 10 minutes walk from the station. You will not miss it because there are many good signages to guide you to this place. You can follow the Dataran Merdeka or Royal Selangor Club directions if you are not sure. They are located in the vicinity of each other.





Apa yang menarik di Muzium Sejarah Nasional

17 12 2009

Ramai yang masih tak tahu pasal kewujudan muzium ni.

Muzium Sejarah Nasional?

Wajah bangunan Muzium Sejarah Nasional

Wajah bangunan Muzium Sejarah Nasional

Kat mana ye?

Peta lokasi Muzium Sejarah Nasional

Peta lokasi Muzium Sejarah Nasional

Sejarah ialah himpunan koleksi cerita yang menceritakan apa yang telah dilalui, menjelaskan di mana kita berada dan meramalkan ke mana kita akan pergi…..

Kalau nak jenguk-jenguk dulu.. ni tempatnya

website muzium

website muzium

Bila saya buka website nih.. ada satu gambar sangat menarik perhatian saya

tok janggut

tok janggut

Dan, ada banyak lagi gambar-gambar dalam website ni yang pasti akan membuatkan kita tertanya-tanya, betul ke ini sejarah kita.





P.Ramlee Memorial Library

12 12 2009

The great artiste P.Ramlee was a name that was synonymous with the growth of the music and film movement in Malaysia during the 50’s era.

map - P.Ramlee Memorial Library

map - P.Ramlee Memorial Library

Until today, his films and songs are still very much a favourite of the newer generations. Seeing how extremely special P.Ramlee was, the National Archive of Malaysia decided to renovate his former home to be transformed into the Pustaka Peringatan P.Ramlee or the P. Ramlee Memorial was officiated on the 22nd March 1986.

P.Ramlee Memorial Library

P.Ramlee Memorial Library

The objective of erecting this memorial is to commemorate the work and contributions of the late P.Ramlee in the movie industry of Malaysia thus encouraging continuous research in the areas and aspects of Malaysia’s arts and culture.

P.Ramlee Memorial Library

P.Ramlee Memorial Library

The displays shown are according to themes to allow easy viewing for the patrons to learn about the late P.Ramlee a little closely. Themes available are Sepintas Lalu, Biografi, Kenali P.Ramlee, Era Kebangkitan, Irama dan Lagu, Dunia Filem, Anugerah, Sepanjang Riwayatku, Al-Fatihah and P.Ramlee Yang Ku Kenali.

P.Ramlee Memorial Library

P.Ramlee Memorial Library

Visiting hours

Tuesday – Thursday
10.00 am – 5.30 pm

Friday
10.00 am -12.00 pm
&
3.00pm -5.30 pm

P.Ramlee Memorial Library

P.Ramlee Memorial Library

The Pustaka P.Ramlee Memorial Library is closed every Monday except during school and public holidays. Admission is free.





Craft Cultural Complex

11 12 2009

Visitors looking for traditional handicrafts for souvenirs or gift items shall look no further.

map- craft cultural complex

map- craft cultural complex

At Kompleks Budaya Kraf, which is located at Jalan Conlay, an assortment of handcrafted pottery, wood carving, forestry products, textiles, embroidery and metalware are available at prices lower than elsewhere in the country.

Craft Cultural Complex

Craft Cultural Complex

The adjacent Muzium Kraf (Craft Museum) displays a variety of textile, ceramic, metal craft and weaved products. All the information of the production process are potrayed in diorama format complete with historical facts, technique and traditionally engineered equipment.

Craft Cultural Complex

Craft Cultural Complex

Among the processes shown are pottery making, intricate wood carving, silver-smithing, weaving songket cloth, stamping batik patterns on cloth and boat making.

Craft Cultural Complex

Craft Cultural Complex

The complex is open to public from 8.45am to 6.00pm daily.

Getting there:

You can get to the Craft Complex via the KL Monorail and disembark at the RAJA CHULAN or BUKIT BINTANG stations. From there, you can walk or take a short taxi ride to the complex. Public buses on route Jalan Conlay also stops here.





Carcosa Seri Negara

10 12 2009

Perched on a hilltop overlooking the Lake Gardens is Carcosa Seri Negara, a pair of 19th century British colonial mansions. The Carcosa Seri Negara was the residence of the British Governor and British High Commissioners. Today, it has been converted into an exclusive hotel.

Carcosa Seri Negara

Carcosa Seri Negara

Set amid a 16-hectare forest, the 13-suite boutique hotel has played host to Queen Elizabeth as well as a long list of ambassadors, lesser royalties and celebrities.

Carcosa Seri Negara

Carcosa Seri Negara

Divided between two colonial mansions—the Carcosa and the Negara—the place sports an air of genuine gentility, especially since each suite comes with a butler.

Carcosa Seri Negara

Carcosa Seri Negara

The hotel exudes British country charm, right down to the floral prints and slightly shabby furnishings. The only real weakness is the kitchen, which has yet to meet modern British culinary standards.

Carcosa Seri Negara

Carcosa Seri Negara

Getting there:

You can take the Intrakota buses no.21C/ 48C from Kotaraya or no.18/ 21A from Chow Kit which goes directly to the Lake Gardens. You can also take the KTM commuter and disembark at the Old KL station located near the National Mosque. Catch a taxi from there.





Muzium Polis Diraja Malaysia

6 12 2009

Terletak di No.5 Jalan Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.

Cara untuk menghubungi:

Tel:

03-22725689/90

03-22734740

Fax:

603-22737850

Emel:

muziumpolis@yahoo.com

lokasi muzium polis diraja malaysia

lokasi muzium polis diraja malaysia

Apa yang menarik mengenai muzium tersebut?

Muzium Polis Diraja Malaysia

Muzium Polis Diraja Malaysia

Muzium Polis Diraja Malaysia

Muzium Polis Diraja Malaysia

Muzium Polis Diraja Malaysia

Muzium Polis Diraja Malaysia

Mengenai Muzium Polis Diraja Malaysia:

Galeri Muzium PDRM terbahagi kepada 3 galeri iaitu galeri A, B dan C. Muzium PDRM turut membuat pameran di sekitar bahagian luar muzium PDRM. Pameran Kereta Perisai (GMC), Ferret Scout Car, Sankey, Kapal terbang CESSNA, Meriam-meriam dan bot marin PA4. Turut terdapat pameran kenderaan yang digunakan oleh tokoh-tokoh PDRM.Dataran perwira mempamerkan nama-nama anggota PDRM yang telah terkorban sewaktu menjalankan tugas.





Banjir di Jalan Tun Perak

29 11 2009
banjir di jalan tun perak

banjir di jalan tun perak








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