Istana Negara translates as National Palace. It is located at Bukit Petaling and overlooks River Klang. The building was the residence of Chan Wing, local Chinese millionaire who had built Istana Negara for himself in 1828. The palace is situated a little away from the core town. When the Japanese occupied the area, the palace served as residence of the Governor of Japan. Following surrender by the Japanese in 1945, it was used by the British as their military office. Istana Negara was sold to federal government following the independence of Malaysia in 1957. One of the most popular tourist spots in the area is the entrance of the palace.