Appreciating The Architecure : At The Railway Station
Did I mention that we had a packed day on Christmas Day?
First, we braved the jam at MidValley mall to pick up my friend, Anna who flew from Japan to enjoy a hot, tropical Christmas in Malaysia. We had lunch at the Malay Tea House in Central Market. Then we walked to the nearby Sultan Abdul Samad Building and Dataran Merdeka.
Where else did we go that day? Well, we visited the The Kuala Lumpur Railway Station.
The station is unique blend of various architectures, and has elements from the 13th and 14th century Ottoman and Mughal empires as well as Gothic and ancient Greek designs. Another example of Moorish architecture in splendour here in KL.
Smile for the camera!
KTM Building. Its high and wide verandahs is well adapted to the tropical climate.
The station is pretty quiet nowadays as all the Intercity train services doesn't stop here anymore. With the completion of the new transportation hub of KL Sentral, the central hub for the railway system has now been relocated to the newer facility. This railway station is currently used as one of the station of KTM Komuter and as a bus station for NICE Executive Coach and Plusliner Economy Express to Singapore.
Train approaching! But not stopping. :D
I kinda miss taking the train here. Zaini and I used to take a train here to Seremban - way back when we can't afford our own car; to go to Port Dickson for our weekend retreat. Yea, me and Zaini go a long way back and we were dirt poor back then. ;)
Some exhibits at the Railway Station, showcasing trains' equipments of yesteryears. The place was pretty deserted but while taking a break from the heat in the air-conditioned station, we were approached by a man soliciting money from us. Hmmm... that was nice. NOT!