17 Iconic Buildings in Malaysia that you should visit - With photos & details

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Alor Setar Tower, Alor SetarLebuhraya Darul Aman, Bandar Alor Setar, 05000 Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia

Alor Setar Tower is a 165.5 m telecommunication tower in Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia. Apart from serving the role of a telecommunication tower, it also caters to a tourist destination for the town. The tower also houses some restaurants and a souvenir shop. The tower is an observatory tower to look for the crescent moon to mark the beginning of Muslim months such as Ramadhan, Shawwal, and Zulhijjah, to celebrate Ramadhan, Hari Raya Aidilfitri, and Hari Raya Aidiladha, respectively.

Atkinson Clock TowerKota Kinabalu, 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

The Atkinson Clock Tower is the oldest standing structure in Kota Kinabalu. The clock tower was built in the memory of Francis George Atkinson, Jesselton's first district officer who died of Malaria or ‘Borneo Fever’ at the age of 28 in December 1902.

Bangunan Dewan Undangan Negeri Sarawak BaruBangunan Dewan Undangan Negeri Sarawak Baru, Petra Jaya, 93050 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

The New Sarawak State Legislative Assembly Building (Bangunan Dewan Undangan Negeri Sarawak Baru) is the current state legislative complex of Sarawak, located in Kuching, Malaysia. The complex is located at the north bank of the Sarawak River in between The Astana, which is the official residence of the Governor of Sarawak and Fort Margherita.

Bangunan Sultan IbrahimJalan Abdullah Ibrahim, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

The Sultan Ibrahim Building is a former state secretariat building of Johor. It is located at Bukit Timbalan in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. The building was constructed between 1936 and 1939 and was completed in 1940 as the British colonial government attempted to streamline the state's administration. It was officially opened by the late Sultan Ibrahim of Johor.

City HallJalan Padang Kota Lama, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

The City Hall is the local government headquarters in the city of George Town in Penang, Malaysia. Built by the British, it now serves as the seat of the Penang Island City Council and was previously the seat of the George Town City Council. The building is one of the attractions in Malaysia.

Dayabumi ComplexDayabumi, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Dayabumi Complex is a major landmark in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It houses several commercial facilities and is one of the earliest skyscrapers in the city.

Dewan Filharmonik PetronasJalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Petronas Philharmonic Hall is Malaysia's first concert hall built specifically for classical music. It is the home of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, and has hosted many of the world's leading orchestras such as New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, BBC Symphony and Vienna Symphony.

Kellie's Castle31000 Batu Gajah, Perak, Malaysia

The unfinished, ruined mansion, was built by a Scottish planter named William Kellie-Smith. According to differing accounts, it was either a gift for his wife or a home for his son.

Kuching Old Courthouse7, Jalan Barrack, 93000 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

The Kuching Old Courthouse is a historic courthouse in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. It was used as the administrative center for the government of Sarawak. After that, the building was converted into the Sarawak Tourism Complex.

Malaysian Houses of ParliamentTaman Duta, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Malaysian Houses of Parliament, is a building complex where the Malaysian Parliament assembles. The structure is located at the Lake Gardens in Kuala Lumpur, close to the Malaysian National Monument.

Masjid Al HanaKuah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia

This Mosque was built as the largest and most popular mosque in Langkawi. A peach-and-gold structure situated to the west of the picturesque Lagenda Langkawi Dalam Taman, along Persiaran Putra, the mosque is topped with a gold onion-shaped dome and enjoys a great location close to the waterfront.

Menara Kuala Lumpur (Kuala Lumpur Tower)No. 2 Jalan Punchak Off, Jalan P Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Kuala Lumpur Tower is a communications tower located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Its construction was completed on 1 March 1995. It features an antenna that increases its height to 421 meters and is the 7th tallest freestanding tower in the world. The roof of the pod is at 335 metres. The rest of the tower below has a stairwell and an elevator to reach the upper area, which also contains a revolving restaurant, providing diners with a panoramic view of the city.

National Science CentrePersiaran Bukit Kiara Bukit Damansara, Bukit Kiara, 50662 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Pusat Sains Negara or National Science Centre is a science centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Perched atop a hill on 8 hectares of landscaped grounds at Bukit Kiara on the northwestern fringes of the city, the centre was officially opened on 29 November 1996 by former and current Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad. The main aim of the science centre is to promote greater understanding and interest in science and technology. The building resembles a truncated cone capped with a geodesic do

Perdana PutraPresint 1, 62000 Putrajaya, Selangor, Malaysia

The Perdana Putra is a building in Putrajaya, Malaysia which houses the office complex of the Prime Minister of Malaysia. The structural design is influenced by Malay, Islamic and European cultures as such Palladian and Neoclassicism.

Sultan Abdul Samad BuildingJalan Raja, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Sultan Abdul Samad Building is a late-nineteenth-century building located along Jalan Raja in front of the Dataran Merdeka and the Royal Selangor Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The building originally housed the offices of the British colonial administration and was known simply as Government Offices in its early years. In 1974 it was renamed after Sultan Abdul Samad, the reigning sultan of Selangor at the time when construction began.

Teluk Intan Leaning TowerLot 1&2, Komplex Menara Condong, Jalan Bandar, Pekan Teluk Intan, 36000 Teluk Intan, Perak, Malaysia

This 25-meter high tower in the small Perak town of Teluk Intan is Malaysia's answer to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The tower is slanted leftward, similar to the Tower of Pisa.

The AstanaAstana, Kampung Istana, 93050 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

The Astana is a palace in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, on the north bank of the Sarawak River, opposite the Kuching Waterfront. It is the official residence of the Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sarawak, the Governor of Sarawak. The name is a variation of 'Istana', meaning 'palace'.