The Sultan Abdul Samad Building is located in front of the Dataran Merdeka (Independence Square) and the Royal Selangor Club, by Jalan Raja in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The structure takes its name from Sultan Abdul Samad, the reigning sultan of Selangor at the time when construction began. The building houses the offices of the Ministry of Information, Communications and Culture of Malaysia . It was designed by A.C. Norman and built in 1894-1897, used Moorish architecture in the building's design. Topped by a shiny copper dome and a 40m high clock tower, it is a major landmark in the city.