Suleiman Courts

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Suleiman Court
General information
Type High-rise apartment building
Architectural style Modernism
Location Batu Road,
(now Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman),
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Construction started 1957
Estimated completion 1958

Suleiman Court was the first high-rise apartment building in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The building was constructed at the direction of Malaysia's first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman, who intended the Courts to provide affordable housing. The Courts was named after the late Almarhum Sultan Alaeddin Sulaiman Shah of Selangor.

The Courts were built in 1957, as the Federation of Malaya neared official independence from the United Kingdom. Tunku Abdul Rahman had hoped for the building to be not just complete, but already occupied, in time for Hari Merdeka (the official proclamation of independence) on 31 August; however, the first apartments were not occupied until February 1958.

The three blocks of the Courts (Block A, Block B, and Block C) were located on Batu Road (now Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman), and had 295 apartments between them. They were demolished in 1986, to make room for the Sogo shopping complex.


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