The Tunku Abdul Rahman's statue was erected near the parliament square. Officially opened in 1963, the House of Representatives and the Senate are located in the building. One can catch an excellent view of the Parliament House from the National Monument at the Lake Gardens.
If one building truly symbolises the democratic system that Malaysia practises, it is the Parliament House, built in September 1962 near the Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens. The building cost RM18mil and was the brainchild of Malaysia's first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman.
The complex consists of two parts: the main building, which is a three-storey building, and its 18-storey tower annexe. Within the building are two national assembly halls: the Dewan Rakyat (Parliament) and Dewan Negara (Senate). Although the designs of the two halls are the same, the smaller Dewan Negara has nice stained glass windows with traditional Islamic motifs.
Visitors are required to write a letter of application before visiting the place. There is also a dress code one must adhere to.