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The then old Istana Negara was the former residence of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (Supreme King) of Malaysia. It stands on a 13-acre site, located on a commanding position on the slope of a hill of Bukit Petaling overlooking the Klang River, along Jalan Syed Putra. It was replaced by the new Istana Negara, located along Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim in Segambut, northwestern Kuala Lumpur in 2011.
With this transition, since 2013, referred as “Old Istana Negara”, the royal mansion has been converted into the Royal Museum.
Historically, this palace was originally a double-storey mansion called ‘The Big House’ built in 1928 by a local Chinese millionaire, Chan Wing. During the Japanese occupation, it was used as the residence of the Japanese Governor. The British Military Administration then took over right after the Japanese surrender in 1945. When the Federation of Malaya was formed in 1950, the Selangor State Government rented the residence up until the Year of Independence, 1957. In 1957, the owners sold the property to the Federal Government.
The charm of any national palace is the changing of guards event. Here, two guards in Malay traditional attire are being stationed at the main gateway of the Old Istana Negara and the changing event ceremony are performed at 12 o’clock noon daily at the palace grounds.
You may reach the Old Istana Negara by hailing a taxi. Other transport options would be to rent a car, scooter or a motorbike.
While staying in Kuala Lumpur, one shall find many activities that may suit for free time entertainment. Apart from visiting the Old Istana Negara, for yet other insights of Malaysia history, people may head out to other museums such as the National Museum and Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. Ask for Kuala Lumpur Tour Day Tours packages from Malaysian Tourism official and there shall be plenty of suggested tours to cater your need.
People who would enjoy taking pictures, it would be worthwhile to visit the nearby Botanical Garden also known as Taman Tasik Perdana.
Since the Old Istana Negara is also nearby to the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), it is great to enquire for any public event or exhibition being held there during your stay. Among the famous event is the Kuala Lumpur International Book Fair which is conducted as a yearly event.
Sunway Putra Hotel has a very good location, situated 3.06 km from the Old Istana Negara. It offers splendid service together with wide range of facilities provided. The building of Sunway Putra Hotel is quite easy to spot as it is attached to the shopping mall called Sunway Putra Mall.
This hotel is a perfect choice for people seeking a luxurious treat for holiday. Get the most excellent services and make your stay a memorable experience. The Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur is next to the Putra World Trade Centre, situated about 3.07 km from the Old Istana Negara.
Another great city hotel situated about 1.59 km from the Old Istana Negara. A simple, yet practical hotel with decent facilities.
Hartamas Business Hotel is a good company for business traveller for its services and strategic location. It is also near to the Old Istana Negara, situated around 1.72 km.
For family vacation or leisure, this place provides a satisfactory comfort during your stay. It is conveniently reachable from the Old Istana Negara around 0.99 km.
One of the most common preferred accommodation situated just 3.15 km from the Old Istana Negara. This is the perfect transition spot and likable by many tourist travelling solo, accompanied with friends or family.