The Istana Negara is the official residence of His Majesty, the
Yang di Pertuan Agong, the King of Malaysia. It is located on a
hillock at Jalan lstana, just outside the city centre.
It stands on a 28-acre (11 hectare) area. The Istana was originally
a double storey mansion built in 1928 by a local Chinese millionaire,
After the Japanese occupation, it served as a residence of the
Sultan of Selangor until 1957, when the Federal Government acquired
it for use as the official residence of our King after some major
renovation and extension.
Balairong Seri is a hall located in the East Wing. It is only used
for official and customary functions. It sometimes serves as a banquet
The second hall on the 1st floor is the Dewan Mengadap where the
King receives honoured guests such as Head of States and foreign
While, Bilik Duta is where the King grants audience to the Prime
Minister and also where honoured guests are received. The Queen
receives her guests at the Bilik Permaisuri while the Bilik Menteri
is the rest room for guests.
In the ground of the palace is a guard house for the body of household
troops. There is also a 6 hole golf course, tennis courts, swimming
pool and a lake in the far end of the ground.
The extensive grounds is enhanced by immaculate lawns and colourful
gardens. Visitors can witness the changing of the guards daily.
The nearest LRT Station would be Pasar Seni. It is about 20 minutes
walk from Pasar Seni Station to Istana Negara.