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Heritage building: KL Railway 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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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
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.
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.
KL Railway Station
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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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
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
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
The Old Railway Station
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.
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.
KL Railway Station
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.
The Moorish Railway Station
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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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
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 -
The Central Railway Station
The coach into the city gave me the option of descending at the main railway station. It is a magnificent building which was built in 1911 and has a very strong Moorish influence with little minarets and spires adorning its façade.
The Raliway Station
It was built in 1911 and was design by A.B.Hubbock again!!! Hubbock worked for the Public Works Department in India prior to his appointment with the Federated Malay States Public Works Department and hence the influence over many of Malaysian architecture during his tenure.
The Moorish architecture suggests North Indian Islamic influence. The train shed has been influence by the large glass and iron train shed of Victoria Station in England which was constructed during the Victorian era.
It is no longer used as a train station - now the main train station is Sentral which is near Brickfields/ start point of Bangsar.
There is still the old Heritage Station Hotel which now have 113 room was formerly known as Boys' Hotel. The original room was very basic and mainly utilised by the train workers. The hotel also has a coffeehouse, a ballroom, a game room and several other restaurant. If you are at the entrance you can see the high ceiling and with old lightings etc
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