KTM Berhad Building in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Across Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin from the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station is the KTM Berhad Building. They were both created from the imagination of British colonial architect Arthur Benison Hubback. KTM is an acronym for Keretapi Tanah Melayu, the main railway system on the Malay Peninsula. When this handsome structure was finished in 1917, it was the headquarters for the Federated Malay States Railways. FMS was the predecessor of today’s Malayan Railways. The building’s Moorish Revival design has nearly 100 keyhole (horseshoe) arches supported by Doric columns. Interspersed are circular and pointed arches. The large center cupola is complimented with a smaller one at both corners. They are accented by Moorish pinnacles.

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KTMB 5, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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