Carcosa Seri Negara Kuala Lumpur : Prewedding Photography
A historical heritage mansion, the Carcosa Seri Negara Kuala Lumpur claims a hilltop setting among more than 16 hectares of garden and lawns in the heart of Kuala Lumpur city, Malaysia. In 1896, Sir Frank Swettenham, then the British advisor to the Sultan of Perak started constructing his official residence above the Lake Gardens. This was Carcosa, probably a stylization of the Italian cara cosa or “dear place”. In 1904, Sir Frank moved to Carcosa, at the same time finishing a building called “King’s House” on an adjacent hillside. King’s House, today Seri Negara (which means “beautiful country”), was to house the Governor of the Straits Settlements as well as other illustrious guests of the Malay Federation.Before the Japanese invasion of Malaysia, Carcosa was the official residence of the highest British representative to the Malay States. Carcosa always remained “the house on the hill”. Receptions, formal balls and holidays were always celebrated here. When guests arrived, they were housed at the King’s House. With the independence of Malaya in 1957, Carcosa became the official residence of the British High Commissioner, while the King’s House – now renamed Seri Negara – was the official guesthouse for Malaysia’s most important visitors. In 1987, Carcosa was returned to the Government of Malaysia, and in 1989, after Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II stayed at Carcosa during the meeting of the commonwealth nations – Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), both mansions were administered together forming what is now called Carcosa Seri Negara.
Carcosa Seri Negara Kuala Lumpur, a historical and beautiful mansion is a perfect location for prewedding photography in Kuala Lumpur.
All photos by Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Wedding Photographer – Nicholas Kong Photography – Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 24-70mm f2.8L II, Canon 70-200mm f2.8L II IS, Canon 35mm f1.4L, Canon 85mm f1.2L II