malaysia’s new royal palace, built as an homage to a middle eastern hotel or a las vegas theme?


artist impression onlythis excrescence of poured concrete and illuminated domes (i will post soon) cost a quarter of a billion pounds of public funds, and remember the wage of a builder here is only about 120pounds a month. it is known as the new national palace of malaysia. they have a revolving system of monarchy, each sultan gets 5 yrs on the throne and the chance to redecorate what is surely going to be an aesthetically revolting state of affairs before and after. it is stuck on a hill trapped in a spaghetti junction of expressways and is a true representation of all that is ‘great’ about the federal states of malaysia. and its refusal to build in the vernacular.

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