Malayan Railway Building in George Town, Penang, Malaysia - Encircle Photos

5 Malayan Railway Building in George Town, Penang, Malaysia

At the start of the 20th century, the British invested heavily in a rail system throughout the Malay Peninsula. As part of the infrastructure, the Malayan Railway Building was built in 1907 along Weld Quay, a parcel of reclaimed land along the waterfront. Oddly, the station did not service trains. Instead, it was a ticket office for passengers to board a ferry across the Penang Strait where they would catch a train at Perai on the mainland. Now called Wisma Kastam, the building is the headquarters for Royal Malaysian Customs Department.

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Wisma Kastam, 10, Gat Lebuh China, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

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