Malaysia's newest royal palace has 100 rooms

Malaysia's newest royal palace has 100 rooms

Photographer Von Wong was given a unique opportunity to make a short video about Malaysia's newest royal palace.

The palace in the state of Terengganu on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia is named "Syarqiyyah", which means "Jewel of the East".

It has over 100 rooms that are all different from each other; 14 ton bronze doors; halls over three storeys high; and fountains and towers in the gardens that combine traditional Terengganu patterns with Islamic Alhambra architecture, Wong wrote on his blog.

The palace was designed by architecht Bill Bensley and took 15 years to complete, during which 5,000 unique drawings spanning up to 9 meters were created.

According to Wong, Bensley paid enormous attention to detail in the design and creation of the palace, which also boasts Moroccan hand cut ceramic tiles and a plethora of local bronze antiques.

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