Railway Station, Kuala Lumpur

Railway Station, Kuala Lumpur

There's hardly any other railway station in the world as grand and spectacular as the one on Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin Road in Kuala Lumpur. With an immaculate exterior and bold Indo-Mughal pillars and arches, the railway station can be easily mistaken for a palace in the city. A must visit on your architectural tour of the Malaysian capital; this railway station is one of those structures that make architectural landscape of Kuala Lumpur not only unique but also unforgettable.

Built in 1910, the present structure took place of the preceding railway station, known as the Resident Station, which stood on the same site. Designed by Arthur Benison Hubback, the architect who has many renowned buildings to his credit, the design of this magnificent structure came into being only courtesy of inspiration from the Anglo-Asian architecture. Having spent many years in India, Hubback architected many buildings throughout the country after which he moved to Malaysia.

A total sum of around RM 23,000 was expended on construction of this masterpiece of a terminus. The Indo-Saracenic connection is evidently seen in many structural monuments in the city and the railway station is one of them. Although the exterior of the station has remained unchanged, the interiors have been redone several times.

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Sight Name: Railway Station
Sight Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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