St John's Institution, Kuala Lumpur

St John's Institution, Kuala Lumpur

Another pit stop on the architectural trek around the city of Kuala Lumpur is the St. John’s Institution located in Jalan Bukit Nanas. A secondary school for boys, the St. John’s Institute is one of the oldest schools in Kuala Lumpur, where heritage, education and architecture meet.

Serving the city with its top class education, the St. John’s Institution has a history of providing knowledge and wisdom for over a century. Not only does it have a reputation of being one of the best schools around in the Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia, it was also declared a heritage site in 2010. Representing the Institute is an overshadowing building in brick red and white that has personified education in Kuala Lumpur since 1906.

The excellent Grecian-Spanish architecture not only makes a bold statement but also makes the building worthy of notice. Located in the heart of the city, just adjacent to the Bukit Nanas forest reserve, the school is surrounded by lush greenery and nature giving it a perfect ambiance. Just a stone throw away from another Kuala Lumpur landmark, the St. John’s Cathedral, this institute is a must visit.

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Sight Name: St John's Institution
Sight Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (See walking tours in Kuala Lumpur)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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