Sultan Suleiman Building

Sultan Suleiman Building

The Sultan Abdul Aziz Royal Gallery (Galeri Diraja Sultan Abdul Aziz) is housed in a 1909 classic colonial building in Klang, the Sultan Suleiman Building, known locally as the ‘White House of Selangor’. Opened to the public in late 2007, the gallery is the brainchild of current Sultan of Selangor, HRH Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah dedicated to and in honour of his father, the late HRH Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah.

Sultan Abdul Aziz Royal Gallery

guard on duty

The late HRH Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah was the eleventh Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia and eighth Sultan of Selangor. He ruled Selangor for a total of 41 years, from 1960 to 2001, and was Malaysia’s oldest ruler when he was elected as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. He was the Paramount ruler for 2.5 years from 1999 to 2001.

Sultan Abdul Aziz Royal Gallery

bicycles

At the Sultan Abdul Aziz Royal Gallery, visitors get an insight of the life and times of the late HRH Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, from his early childhood, to his days as a crown prince, career in the military, life in public offices and his appointment as the Sultan of Selangor.

Sultan Abdul Aziz Royal Gallery

medal and coin collections

During his reign as the Sultan, he relinquished his land to the Federal Government to develop the capital city we now know as Kuala Lumpur. As the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, something similar happened and that was how Putrajaya was born. It is now the administrative centre of Malaysia. All these are recorded in the Royal Gallery.

Sultan Abdul Aziz Royal Gallery

one of the many exhibits

The Sultan Abdul Aziz Royal Gallery has seven halls, with each hall holding personal collections, gifts, memorabilia and artifacts from different eras of the late Sultan’s life, until his demise. Every single item in the Royal Gallery is authentic, except for the Royal crown jewels, which are replicas, the reason being that the management is unable to fulfil the requirement set by the royal household to have two 24-hour police guards, despite the casings are bullet-proof already.

Sultan Abdul Aziz Royal Gallery

portraits of the late HRH Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah

Like most museums and art galleries, photography and videography are not allowed. In special cases where these are allowed, flash isn’t allowed to be used as the heat from these devices could affect the exhibits.

Sultan Abdul Aziz Royal Gallery

the late Sultan’s private office

In any case, it is always better to go personally for an insight into Selangor’s unique royal heritage and the rich legacy of the late HRH Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah.

Sultan Abdul Aziz Royal Gallery

a replica of the royal crown

Opening hours:
Tues – Sun: 10am – 5pm
Closed on Mon and Public holidays
Admission is free.

Sultan Abdul Aziz Royal Gallery (Galeri Diraja Sultan Abdul Aziz)
Add: Bangunan Sultan Suleiman, 41000 Klang, Selangor, Malaysia.
Tel: +603-33736500
Fax: +603-33736510
Website: www.galeridiraja.com

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