ABOUT THE DESIGN OF STARBUCKS KUALA LUMPUR ICON MUG
Starbucks Kuala Lumpur Icon Mug front design features the Sultan Abdul Samad Building.
Topped by a shiny copper dome and a 40m high clock tower, it is a major landmark in the city.
It serves as the backdrop for important events such as the National Day Parade on August 31 and the ushering in of the New Year.
This heritage building used to be occupied by the then Apex Court of Malaysia, the Supreme Court which was subsequently renamed the Federal Court.
The Court of Appeal was also housed in this historic building. The Federal Court and the Court of Appeals have since moved to the Palace of Justice located in Putrajaya, the new Federal administrative capital. Behind the building flows the Klang River and Gombak River’s confluence where Kuala Lumpur got its name (Kuala means estuary and Lumpur means muddy) and in the middle of where the two rivers meet stands The Masjid Jamek (or Jamek Mosque), a mosque of similar design by the same architect.
Sultan Abdul Samad Building is located in front of the Dataran Merdeka and the Royal Selangor Club in Kuala Lumpur. 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.
Kuala Lumpur is the federal capital and most populous city in Malaysia
The city covers an area of 243 km2 and has an estimated population of 1.6 million. Greater Kuala Lumpur, also known as the Klang Valley, is an urban agglomeration placing among the fastest growing metropolitan regions in the country, in terms of population and economy. Kuala Lumpur is the seat of the Parliament of Malaysia. The city was once home to the executive and judicial branches of the federal government, but they were moved to Putrajaya in early 1999. Some sections of the judiciary still remains in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur.
REMARKS ABOUT STARBUCKS KUALA LUMPUR ICON MUG
Starbucks Kuala Lumpur Icon Mug is one of the 5 Starbucks Icon Mugs in Malaysia. It is still available in Starbucks stores. It comes as either Made in China or Made in Thailand.