The Old Central Station of Kuala Lumpur
It was a week after Bali and I started to more and more fall in love with the KL lifestyle as Malaysian expat. But whilst exploring the island of Bali and streets of Melaka in the weekends, there was hardly any time to explore the city I was living in; Kuala Lumpur. When I first arrived I had explored Bird Park and the planetarium, but my second weekend in KL would be a bit more than that. I wanted to start off with something that I’ve been passionate about for a long time; train stations.
Of course, most people go to the Petronas Towers first in Kuala Lumpur, but since I had roommates who wanted to go there some other time as well, we decided to skip that for now. I went solo for a day and find myself in a tranquil environment with one of the most beautiful train stations I had ever seen.
The old Central Station used to be THE station for the KTM Transit. With the construction of the new KL Sentral however, this quickly changed. LRT’s, monorail and the airport express started making way to KL Sentral and all that remained for the old station, called Kuala Lumpur, were the two KTM lines; Sentul – Pelabuhan Klang and Seremban – Rawang.
Now, it is the location of the KTM Berhad HQ (Headquarters of the KTM company) and a starting point for wonderful Islamic architecture. Located next to the National Mosque and the Museum of Islamic Arts, you start to feel like you arrived in an Aladdin wonderland. Check out the great photo’s of the Kuala Lumpur train station:
The most beautiful train station in the world. From the moment I saw it until now!
In the distance you can see the Petronas Towers; proof that this station belongs in the streets of Kuala Lumpur.
Train departing from Stesen Kuala Lumpur.
The headquarters of the Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) Berhad. KTM is the local public transportation company.
The backside of the Stesen Kuala Lumpur.
Stesen Kuala Lumpur is reachable by the two KTM lines. It is one station away from KL Sentral and on a walking distance from Pasar Seni (Central Market) & China Town.