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    The old station

    by xaver Written Nov 15, 2006

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    The Kuala Lumpur station, located at Jalan Hishamuddin, provide further examples of Moorish inspired architecture.The architect Hubback continued to feature arches, domes and minarets, creating what has come to be described as a Byzantine Arabian nights fantasyland. It was built in 1910. Across the street is the Malayan Railway Administration buildinf, another 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 in 2001.

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    The (Old) Kuala Lumpur Railway Station

    by mansionion Updated Oct 20, 2005

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    The (old) KL Railway Station

    Officially known as Kuala Lumpur Station, this Moorish-style railway terminal was designed by the same architect for Masjid Jamek KL, A.B. Hubbock; in 1886.

    As Mr.Hubback had previously served the British administration in India before being transferred to KL, his passion for Morish/Northern Indian designs are clearly reflected here. Not suprising then KL's Railway Station and Masjid Jamek have close resemblance. Its domes and minarets' unique features make it one of the most phothograph railway station in the world. The station housed a linear set of halls with the platforms were out behind.

    It was extended in 1967 to accomodate the need for additional office space. The new extension also housed the Heritage Station Hotel at the station's northern wing. In the 1980s extensive renovation was carried out to modernise the station but not at the expense of its original design which is still being preserved and not unnecessarily destroyed.

    With the opening of KL's integrated trains station and transport hub - KL Sentral - in 2001, all of the inter-city trains now use KL Sentral as their embarkation point, leaving only KTM Komuter trains and PLUS Liner coaches that still operate from this old railway station. However, plan is underway to turn the railway station into a tourist attraction heritage building.

    Some interesting facts:
    *There is a story that the design was originally intended as a pavilion for a trade fair in Moscow but later it was built in KL - with snow gutter and a roof to withstand about 2 metres of snow!

    *The place is said to be spooky as there are few cases of peoples jumping onto the railway track when train approching to commit suicide.

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    Heritage building: KL Railway Station

    by idy Written Aug 4, 2005
    The Heritage Station

    Like the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, the KL Railway Station reflects the influence of Moorish architecture.

    The original structure was built in 1910, and saw extensive renovations in 1986 to incorporate modern facilities.

    From here, passengers can catch a diesel train to most cities and towns in Peninsular Malaysia, and also to Singapore and Thailand.

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    Do the Walking Tour

    by iris_e Updated Jun 10, 2005
    underpass by the train station

    I cheated with the whole walking tour because I wasn't feeling well after walking for nearly two hours while under the sun. Guide yourself with a map of KL. Tourist spots are situated very near each other anyways.

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    Malayan Railway Administration Building

    by Blatherwick Written Apr 7, 2005
    Malayan Railway Administration Building

    The Malayan Railway Administration Building closely resembles the KL Train Station that lies across the street with its share of domes and other adaptations of Moorish architecture. An underground passage links the two buildings together. The building is not open to the public.

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    Old KL Train Station

    by Blatherwick Written Apr 7, 2005
    Old KL Train Station

    The architect of the train station, A.B. Hubbock, had served the British administration in India and brought his moorish designs into his concepts. The KL train station was built in 1886 and it resembles the temples in the area with its unique combination of domes and minarets. It was extended in 1967 which made more office space and created the Heritage Station Hotel at the station's northern wing. Only KTM Komuter trains stop at this old railway station now.

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    KL Railway Station

    by Ines28 Written Sep 26, 2004

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    Built by the British architect A.B. Hubbock in 1910, this magnificent station is a contrast of domes, minares, and archways that house everything from a tourist office to a hostel.
    The ground floor of the station housed a linear set of halls with a deep continuous covered loggia in front to provide shade and shelter. The platforms were out behind. In 1967, a new 4 storey extension was built north of the station to accommodate the need for additional office space.

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    KUALA LUMPUR TRAIN...

    by AliJoe Updated May 24, 2004

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    Antique Station

    PHOTO : KUALA LUMPUR TRAIN STATION.

    Classic building, build during Colonial duration. The structure's plan and the blue print came from India. During my India's tour, this kind building can be seen a lot in New Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.

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    Old Railway Station

    by ukirsari Written May 14, 2004

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    Bangunan Stesen Kereta Api or [old] Train Station of KL was built in 1892 with Briton architect Hubback and this station replaced the earlier one which built in 1885 at Foch Avenue [known as Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock]. It's Moorish style with spires, minarets and towers.

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    Railway Station - Administration Bldg

    by stellz20 Updated Mar 17, 2004
    KL Old Railway Station - Admin Building

    Just across the street of the Railway station is its 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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    The Old Railway Station

    by stellz20 Updated Mar 17, 2004
    another Moorish style architecture

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

    My Visit:

    We had a quick stop at this building as we were running out of time for the rest of our tour. The guide just told us a little of the history of this architecture then showed us the new KL Railway station on our way.

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    KL Railway Station

    by keeweechic Updated Aug 3, 2003

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    KL Railway Station was built under British rule in 1911 but underwent extensive renovations in 1986. The Moorish style is also replicated in the Malaysian Railways Admin building across the road which is linked to the station by an underground thoroughfare.

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  • The Moorish Railway Station

    by yen_2 Updated Jul 28, 2003

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    Moorish building..

    From a far, you'll directly noticed the moorish building. As I only got there for photo taking so, it's undesrtood that I never get inside. But as told that this Moorish-style terminal was designed by architect A.B. Hubbock, who also designed the Masjid Jam. Built in 1910, it underwent extensive renovations in 1986. It is equipped with air-conditioned waiting halls, snack kiosks, money changing booths, souvenir shops, restaurants and a tourist information counter. Another pretty nice building!

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  • Administration Building

    by yen_2 Updated Jul 28, 2003

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    Old moorish style building

    From the Railway Station across from there, you will also notice the gliming old and nice building which 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 tour guide just said so...I could have taken wonderful pictures of the architectures but nah..not allowed to get inside...

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    Old Train Station

    by arikde Written May 30, 2003
    Old Train Station

    Located at Jalan Hishamuddin, this Moorish-style terminal was designed by architect A.B. Hubbock, who also designed the Masjid Jam. Built in 1910, it underwent extensive renovations in 1986. 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.

    For best views of the train station, go to Jalan Hishamuddin near the Masjid Negara -

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