Wednesday, 28 September 2011

New Istana Negara in Jalan Duta

Here is the photo that i taken outside of the New Istana Negara in Jalan Duta.Seem likes it was almost done the construction.

This new palace will replace the existing Istana Negara that has been used as palace since 1928. Since this is the first time that the Malaysian government building a new palace they have put more emphasis in the design and architectural.

The new Istana Negara complex when finished will have a floor area of 75,000 sq metres, excluding the parking area, and will be divided into four wings. The new complex will comprise the palace building, supporting buildings, housing for palace staff, police, security office, mini army camp and a double-storey entrance from Jalan Duta and a parking area.

New Istana Negara (Malay for National Palace) is the new official residence of His Majesty, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (King) of Malaysia. It stands on a -- acre (-- m²) site, located at a commanding position on the slope of a hill of Bukit Damansara overlooking Jalan Duta, along Jalan Duta-Segambut Highway. The buildings will face the kiblat (directions of Kaaba) and will be based on traditional Malay and modern architecture.

source from wikipedia


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