Kuala Lumpur Railway Station and Administrative Headquarters

This photo album contains photographs which depicts the sights and scenes in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Kuala Lumpur Railway Station and the Railway Administration Building were completed in 1910 and 1917 respectively. Both buildings were designed by the colonial architect A.B. Hubback in the Moorish style that was popular during the period. The ornate facades and minarets found on both buildings are characteristic of this architectural style, which is a blend of Eastern and Western influences. Located within the station premises was the Station Hotel, which has since been converted into the Heritage Hotel. The station continues to be in operation although passenger traffic has decreased significantly following the opening of the new Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station nearby to handle intercity rail traffic. The Administration Building now houses the corporate headquarters of the Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad, successor to the Malayan Railway Administration and the main rail operator in Peninsular Malaysia.