Old Kuala Lumpur Railway Station Tours – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Old Kuala Lumpur Railway Station
Old Kuala Lumpur Railway Station

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The Old KL Railway Station has been described as a Mughal fantasy and a celebration of minarets.  It was reputed to be one of the prettiest railway stations in Southeast Asia.

Designed by Mr. Arthur Benison Hubback who worked for the Public Works Department (PWD) of the Federated Malay States (FMS), work started in 1910 and completed in 1911.  It replaced the original wooden structure that served as the town’s railway terminal near Market Street where the Bank Pertanian building now stands. 

This station comprises of TWO sections:
1. The terminal section comprising offices, waiting rooms and a hotel and
2. The Adjoining train shed.

While the terminal section displayed Indian-Muslim and Byzantine influences, the railway shed was definitely English.

Facing the railway station is the Malayan Railway’s administrative Headquarters, also designed by Hubback. This was completed in 1917.

It was planned much earlier but its construction was delayed by the onset of WWI. (Began 1910 - 1912, then interrupted by WW11, resumed 28 July 1914 – 11 Nov 1918)

These TWO beautiful buildings have contributed much to the identity of KL as an oriental city and capital of an Islamic nation. It is said that Hubback put all his energy , heart and soul into these two buildings as he died soon after they were completed.

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<p>the railway still works or it is now just for seeing?</p>

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