Visit The Royal Gallery in Klang if you would like to know more about the history of the Selangor Sultanate, head for The Royal Gallery or Sultan Abdul Aziz Royal Gallery and you will not be disappointed. There are many artefacts and personal collections of the royal family that are being exhibited here.
The signage at the entrance to the gallery.
This historical Sultan Suleiman Building which is over a century old is a National Heritage Building.
This gallery is the brain child of the late Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah and most of the artefacts were collections of the Sultan. Plan to spend 1 to 2 hours looking and reading through the exhibits and artefacts here. There are over 2,000 items on display.
Brief History Of Bangunan Sultan Suleiman
Housed in a two-storey building originally known as "The White House", this building was built in the year 1909 and today is known as Bangunan Sultan Suleiman or Sultan Suleiman Building.
This building was designed by Arthur B. Hubback, an architect with the Public Works Department of the Federated Malay States in 1895. He was also the architect who designed other buildings such as The Railway Station in Kuala Lumpur and Ipoh, Jamek Mosque, the old city hall in Kuala Lumpur, Carcosa Sri Negara and Post Office in Kuala Lumpur.
It was first used as Klang District Office which managed land and property issues. You can still see the concrete safes that were believed to have been used to keep all the land titles and other important documents.
The safes are located at the Ground Floor of the building. During the Japanese occupation of Malaya, this building was used as its headquarters in 1941. After the war, it was used as a rest house followed by other local authorities until it was restored as The Royal Gallery.
Some of the exhibits that you will see are listed below. Remember to view the videos as well.
The administration and store facilities building behind the main building.
The Klang Komuter Train Station is where you get down. Bangunan Sultan Suleiman is just 3 minutes walk away.
Operation Hours and Fees
This gallery is opened from Tuesdays to Sundays from 10am - 5pm. It is closed on Mondays and public holidays.
Entrance is free of charge.
Getting To The Royal Gallery
If you prefer to take public transport, use the Komuter Train and stop at Klang Station. Take a 3 minutes walk and you will reach this gallery in no time.
If you are driving, head for Klang Little India. This gallery is located just within the vicinity. The GPS coordinates are N03° 02.500' E101° 26.943'.
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