Anyone who has seen brochures or promotional material about Kuala Lumpur would have seen the iconic, white building which is the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station. It is one of the most recognizable structures besides the Petronas Twin Towers and other buildings.
The Kuala Lumpur Railway Station among oldest buildings
The Kuala Lumpur Railway Station is located at the heart of the city centre where it is one of the most iconic buildings in the country. In fact, it is one of the oldest buildings here which was opened back in 1886, which means that it is more than 100 years old.
History of Kuala Lumpur Railway Station
The station was rebuilt in 1910 where it was the main railway station for Kuala Lumpur then. In 1995, the service was electrified where it continued to function as the main terminal which services all major routes around Peninsular Malaysia before KL Sentral took over as the main terminal from 2001.
Fusion of west and east
Adopting a combination of Eastern and Western design, the architecture of this building has been a marvel for those who visited the station where it is located along the historical trail of Kuala Lumpur. Located not far from the station is the Dayabumi Complex and the Masjid Negara while Dataran Merdeka is not far from here as well.
Close within the attractions of KL
Today, the Old Kuala Lumpur Railway Station is a popular tourist attraction due to its beautiful structures where it has a similar style as that of the Masjid Jamek and Sultan Abdul Samad which are all icons among tourists and visitors alike. The frontal design of the station is comparable with that of local buildings in the same architectural style, such as the Jamek Mosque.