The Sultan Abdul Samad Building in Kuala Lumpur, located in front of Dataran Merdeka is a very important landmark. The National Day event that falls on 31 August each year is often held in front of this building.
Note: For 2011, Merdeka Day also coincide with Hari Raya- as much, a large percentage of city dwellers would have gone back to their respective hometowns for celebration. As such, the Merdeka 2011 celebrations would be prosponed to Friday, 16 September 2011 (Malaysia Day-also a public holiday).
At night, the scene is breathtaking. Here are some photos of the many facets of the building, illuminated by light effects that I’ve captured a few days back during my trip to town:
If you are driving, you can park your car for a short while next to the Dataran Merdeka (Independance Square) to enjoy the night scene and snap photos. But if there are events, the road would be blocked or only one way is allowed. You can view how different colours illuminated this historical building.