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Mohd Hafiz Noor Shams. Some rights reserved

This onion-shaped dome belongs to the Malayan Railway Headquarters building. It’s just across the street from the old railway station of Kuala Lumpur . I’ll show you:

Mohd Hafiz Noor Shams. Some rights reserved

The dome in the first picture is the farther one of the latter photo, close to the national mosque. Sorry for the street lights. Such ugly structures are creatures of omnipresence in Kuala Lumpur. Even the gods, possibly, are jealous of it.God asides, that road is Jalan Hishamuddin. If a person drives or walks straight for a good kilometer or so, that person will hit the Sultan Abdul Samad Building. Trust me, there are street lights over there too!

A piece of history; the headquarters which is the darker structure in front of the lighter colored old railway station was designed in 1913 by A.B. Hubback. Hubback was also the architect of Jamek Mosque in downtown Kuala Lumpur. Constrcution began in the following year only to be interrupted by the First World War. With the cost of $780,422, it was completed in November 1917. During the Second World War, unlike its cousin the old railway station, it suffered heavy damage though without further need of explanation, you can see that it still stands proudly today.

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p/s – Malaysia won’t make it to the Hockey World Cup. Today, Malaysia lost to France 4 – 1. France! What an embarrassment this is since France isn’t a proper hockey nation to start with. The score line makes the loss harder to swallow. This failed outing is all the more disappointing especially because Malaysia managed to grab bronze at the Commonwealth Games only several weeks back.

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pp/s – Mike Ng, a fellow Malaysian and a friend of mine at Michigan got his first solo exhibit. Go pay him a visit and shout congratulations now!

2 Responses to “[771] Of Malayan Railway HQ, Kuala Lumpur”

  1. on 18 Apr 2006 at 10:09 The Challenge

    i’m confused should I comment at the Flickr or here 😉 but certainly all 3 are excellent photos.

  2. on 18 Apr 2006 at 10:49 __earth

    don’t worry. either way is fine by me. And thanks for the invitation in flickr!

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