National Textile Museum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Eight years after the Sultan Abdul Samad Building was finished, it welcomed this impressive neighbor with the unimpressive name of JKR Building 26. They share an Indo-Saracenic architectural style by Arthur Charles Norman. The façade features red and white bricks, white onion domes capped with decorative finials, plus countless arches with pointed, round, horseshoe and scalloped designs. This was the headquarters of Federated Malay States Railways from 1905 until 1917. It was then occupied by government agencies, a courthouse and banks before becoming the National Textile Museum in 2010. Among the displays is the history of Malaysian clothing, costumes and other textile applications dating back millenniums.

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26, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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