Old Railway Station – Kuala Lumpur Attraction

Old Railway Station - Kuala Lumpur Attraction

The KUALA LUMPUR RAILWAY STATION, located at Jalan Hishamuddin, provide further examples of Moorish inspired architecture.

Old Railway Station - Kuala Lumpur Attraction

Architect A.B. Hubback continued to feature arches, domes and minarets with relish, creating what has come to be described as a Byzantine Arabian nights fantasyland. It was built in 1910 and underwent extensive renovations in 1986 which also linked it to the General Post Office at Dayabumi. It is equipped with air-conditioned waiting halls, snack kiosks, money changing booths, souvenir shops, restaurants and a tourist information counter. Across the street is the MALAYAN RAILWAY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, another fine example of the British colonial adaptation of Moorish architecture. It is linked to the station by an underground thoroughfare. The railway station was transferred to the spanking new KL Sentral in Brickfields on April 16, 2001.


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