Istana Negara, Jalan Duta

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Malaysian National Palace
Istana Negara Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur Malaysia-Istana Negara-Jalan-Duta-01.jpg
General information
Type Royal palace
Architectural style Malay, Islamic and Western architecture
Town or city Kuala Lumpur
Country Malaysia
Current tenants Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia
Groundbreaking November 2007
Construction started November 2007
Completed September 2011
Inaugurated 15 November 2011
Cost RM 812 million
Owner Government of Malaysia
Design and construction
Architect Malaysian Public Works Department
Kumpulan Seni Reka Sdn. Bhd.
Main contractor Malaysian Public Works Department
Maya Maju Sdn. Bhd.
Malaysian National Palace
Istana Negara Malaysia
Coat of arms of Malaysia.svg
Agency overview
Formed 31 August 1957 (59 years ago) (1957-08-31)
Jurisdiction Malaysia
Headquarters Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Annual budget RM 13.53 million (2016)
Agency executives
  • Wan Ahmad Dahlan Ab. Aziz, Comptroller (Dato' Pengelola Bijaya Diraja)
  • MGEN (ret) Dato' Wira Muhammad Tajri bin Alwi, Grand Chamberlain of the Royal Family of Malaysia (Dato' Paduka Maharaja Lela)
Parent department Prime Minister's Department
Website www.istananegara.gov.my

The Istana Negara (Malay for National Palace) is the official residence of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the monarch of Malaysia. It is located along Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim in Segambut, northwestern Kuala Lumpur. The palace opened in 2011 and replaced the old Istana Negara which was located at a different compound in central Kuala Lumpur.

The palace complex has an area of 97.65 hectares, 22 domes, and is split into three main portions: the Formal Component, Royal Component and Administration Component.[1]

History[edit]

The site where the palace is located has been gazetted for such purpose in 1976, and numerous contractors have been involved with the initial planning. The need for a new palace, according to the then Works Minister Samy Vellu, has been pressing due to space constraints; the Balai Rong Seri of Jalan Istana's Istana Negara where the throne is located had also been used as the dining and meeting rooms. The site is 96.52 hectares and situated on a hill, of which according to Malaysian Public Works Department (JKR) director-general Dr Amer Hamzah Mohd Yunus, only 28 hectares will be used for the development of the palace complex.[2]

Construction began in November 2007 and cost RM812 million to build.[3] The complex incorporates Islamic and Malay architectural elements, following designs by architect firm Kumpulan Seni Reka Sdn Bhd and built by construction firm Maya Maju Sdn Bhd. The palace complex was slated for completion in 2009 but was only completed in September 2011.[2]

The royal household began shifting its operations to the new complex in stages since 19 October, which was completed with a flag-raising ceremony on 15 November.[4]

The 14th Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah, is the first King installed at the palace.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zamzukhairi Noordin (21 November 2011). "Istana Negara : From Jalan Istana To Jalan Duta". mynewshub. Retrieved 12 December 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "New, bigger Istana Negara". 14 November 2006. Retrieved 23 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Majlis Penyerahan Istana Negara Jalan Duta" (in Malay). Istana Negara. 18 October 2011. Retrieved 12 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "Istana Negara relocates to Jalan Duta". The Sun. 15 November 2011. Retrieved 12 December 2011. 

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Coordinates: 3°09′41″N 101°39′49″E / 3.16139°N 101.66361°E / 3.16139; 101.66361