Old Railway StationCurrently Open
- Address: Bangunan Stesen Keretapi, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Architecture , Specialty Museums, Heritage Building
Before Sentral, this glass and iron building, built in 1910, used to be railway hub of Kuala Lumpur. The beautiful building’s architecture is very unlike what you get around the rest of the city – a mix of Eastern, Western and Moorish. Inside, the décor and look is very Victorian. The facade alone is worth visiting the building for. It makes the building one of the most photographed in the city. There’s a mini-railway museum inside. It has a strange exhibit: the bone of an elephant mother that died trying to ram a train for killing her calf. If you feel like staying over, there’s a Heritage Station Hotel in the building’s first floor. Today, though, most of the building is used as the fire-response services.The station also serves as the central point of Kuala Lumpur.
Trivia: The building was built using convict labour.
Right across the street is the KTM building, once known as the Malayan Railways Limited Building. It too is a remnant of British heritage. However, as it is in official use and not a tourist destination, you may only click photographs from outside, but not step in. Want to spend a couple of days in this beautiful city? Follow this Kuala Lumpur itinerary 2 days.
How to Reach Old Railway Station
- Bus 9, 10, 12, 13, 17, 20, 21, 46, 58, 99, B112, BET3, BET 4, U68 U76, U81, U84, U85, U88, U504 stop Telekom Malaysia, Jalan Tun Sambathan.
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2.73% of people who visit Kuala Lumpur include Old Railway Station in their plan
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50% of people start their Old Railway Station visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Old Railway Station
60% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Old Railway Station