National Palace Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

The National Palace, or Istana Negara is the official residence of the King and Queen of Malaysia or, to give them their even more formal titles, His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Her Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Raja Permaisuri Agong.

The Palace is found on an 11 hectare website in the leafy center of Kuala Lumpur. It was built in 1928 as a private residence for a Chinese tin mogul called Chan Wing who made his fortune by establishing the Hong Fatt Tin Mine which is where The Mines advancement now stands.

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National Palace Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Mr. Chan Wing’s house price RM150,000 to build and although it had 13 rooms at that time it must still have actually been rather crowded as he had 26 kids and 8 or 9 wives.

He had to flee Malaya during the Japanese occupation as he was known to be an advocate of anti-Japanese resistance in China. His descendants still have active business interests in Malaysia and beyond.

Throughout the War, the Japanese utilized the structure as a policemans’ mess. After their surrender, it was made use of by the British Royal Air Force for a while then worked as a temporary Palace for the Sultan of Selangor while his brand-new Palace at Klang was being constructed.

The Palace was then acquired by the Federal Government in 1957 and, after going through substantial restorations and extensions, it came to be the National Palace.

Tourists are not permitted to get in the Palace or its premises. Like Buckingham Palace, the primary destination is to see, and be photographed next to, the intelligently uniformed guards on foot and on horseback at the entrance gates to the Palace. You could additionally take a peek at the palace and its attractive yards with the railings of its elaborate fence.

When I saw but I think it takes location at 12 noon daily, I did not see the changing-of-the-guard event.

There are no fees to pay.

By the means, a new palace is under construction at Jalan Duta. As soon as completed there is talk that the existing palace will be converted into a gallery in which case we will be allowed to get in at last. Keep viewing this space.

Like Buckingham Palace, the main attraction is to see, and be photographed next to, the intelligently uniformed guards on foot and on horseback at the entrance gates to the Palace. You can also take a peek at the palace and its gorgeous gardens through the railings of its intricate fence.

Once completed there is talk that the existing palace will be transformed into a gallery in which case we will be enabled to enter at last.

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