Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Carcosa Seri Negara

The Carcosa Seri Negara comprises 2 buildings, the Carcosa - Frank Swettenham's residence and the Seri Negara, a Malay palace, also known as the King's House.

The Carcosa was built in 1896. It was the official residence of Frank Swettenham.

Frank Swettenham knew the Malay language. The Carcosa is said to have its name derived from the Arabic chapter of Surah Al-Kautsar of the Quran.

The late Tan Sri Dr Abdul Majid (Coco) had served as an extra hand serving drinks here when he was a young schoolboy.

Seri Negara was built in 1913.

The Carcosa and the Seri Negara were combined and managed as one property in 1989.

Today, it is the most expensive luxury hotel, and rental suits are from RM1,043-RM1,210/night.

Foreign security guards stand at the entrance to Carcosa Seri Negara.

Foreign dignitaries put up here.

Many weddings of rich families are held here.

Photos by Faridah Abdul Rashid 9 September 2013

External links map/
article-150-of-the-persekutuan-tanah-melayu-constitution/ (old photo of Carcosa)