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Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

Penang

Penang is the name of an island in the Straits of Malacca, and also of one of the states of Malaysia, located on the north-west coast of peninsular Malaysia. Penang is the second smallest state in Malaysia after Perlis, and the eighth most populous. A resident of Penang is colloquially known as a Penangite. The city Georgetown is the 2nd biggest city in Malaysia and traveller′s hub.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Old Railway Station

address: Stesyen Keretapi Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
ktm-building-and-old-railway-station.jpg, The old railway station is a moorish-style structure that was built in 1910. Long-distance train don't stop here anymore but at the nearby KL Sentral station.
KTM Building and OId Railway Station
The old railway station is a moorish-style structure that was built in 1910. Long-distance train don't stop here anymore but at the nearby KL Sentral station.

You can easily walk there when you are in the Chinatown or Lake Gardens area.

The KTM Komuter train still stops here (Kuala Lumpur station).

The station is a also a departure point for a few bus companies (Plusliner, Nice Bus).

inside old railway station
inside the station

KTM Building
The KTM headquarters (Bangunun KTM Berhad), just opposite the railway station, was completed in 1917. It was designed by AB Hubback in Mughal-style architecture just like the railway station.



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