Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
19 November 2015

Known as Malaysia’s National Palace, the 13-acre Istana Negara castle was built in 1928 and used to be the official residence of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong or King of Malaysia.

The palace grounds cover 28 acres and within its compound is a garden, lake, swimming pool, six-hole golf course, an indoor badminton court and tennis courts. A guardhouse for the Royal Malay Regiment is stationed at the main entrance, with two cavalry guard posts in full dress uniform manning each side of the arch.

The palace is bordered by a wall with the Malaysian coat of arms, showing the Royal Insignia of His Majesty, placed on the steel bars between each fenced pillar.

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