Architectural Digest, an international magazine on designs recently published a list of some of the world’s most beautiful train stations on their online publication. Kuala Lumpur’s Railway Station was included at No. 4 among 26 other train stations. The list can be viewed here.
The Kuala Lumpur Railway Station was built in the year 1910 to replace a much older station. Located along Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, the station is well-known for its beautiful architecture which has a mix of Eastern and Western designs.
The station was designed by a British Architectural Assistant to the Director of Public Works, Arthur Benison Hubback. Hubback is also credited for the designs of 25 other buildings in Malaysia, of which 13, or more than half, are considered national treasures today. All of his work, save one which was bombed during the war, still stand in all their glory. The first building Hubback designed in Malaysia was the Sultan Abdul Samad building.