The most important places for our royalty is definitely the Istana Negara (National Palace) located in the Federal Capital, Kuala Lumpur. Whether it is the current occupied new Palace, or old Palace located in Jalan Istana, both are open for public to see. In the National Palace, the important event would be 'The changing of the guards' at the Palace's entrance. While in the old Palace, it has been opened to public as a royal museum. Be sure to see both of it.
|The National Palace|
The Official Residence of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia
|The Old National Palace|
Currently serves as a royal museum
In the State level meanwhile, there are various interesting Palaces throughout the Federation. Among the most interesting would be the Old Palace of Seri Menanti, which has been dubbed as "The tallest timber palace in the world". It is the previous royal seat of Yamtuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan before it been removed to the new palace. It also has been changed into a museum. It is located in the Royal Capital of Negeri Sembilan, Seri Menanti.
|The Istana Lama of Seri Menanti|
Birth place of the first Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaya
|Grand Palace of Johor Bahru|
The official seat of Sultan of Johor. Also a home for Sultan Abu Bakar Museum
|The Syarqiyyah Palace.|
Official Palace of the Sultan of Terengganu
|Istana Balai Besar of Kelantan|
Official Palace of Al-Sultan of Kelantan. Still in use for royal events
Kelantan's royal museum
All these three palaces in Kelantan are situated near to each other
And from Kelantan, traveling to the oldest State in Malaysia, Kedah is not a bad idea. Here standing among the grandest wooden palace, the Balai Besar Palace. Kedah as the oldest State in Malaysia also a home to massive historical buildings. Such as also this one. This run-out building were a palace for one of the Sultan consorts, the Sepahchandra Palace.
|Istana Balai Besar of Kedah|
Its architecture design signified the grandness of the State past history
Built by Sultan Abdul Hamid of Kedah to one of his consorts, Lady Sepanchandra
|The Astana |
The official residence of Yang Dipertua Negeri of Sarawak. Previously the home of the Brooke Rajah
That's it from me for now. Have a nice trip to Malaysia if you have made a mind to coming here. This is just a little tip of the iceberg of our interesting places. Happy New Year 2014 to all.