General Post Office, Kuala Lumpur (1907)
Kuala lumpur’s 3rd Post Office centre since 1893 at the junction of Jalan Raja and Market Street.
Hubback’s Official Post/Role: Federal P.W.D Assistant Architect
Year Designed: 1902
Year Completed: 1907
Construction Cost: $100,000 straits Dollars
Contractor: Contract awarded to Towkay Choo Teck Lim who unfortunately was not able to deliver the building. Construction was taken over by Singaporean Contractor Messrs. Walter Pallister in August 1904. Palliser was also the contractor of the Hotel de l’Europe and the Kallang Tunnel, in Singapore.
Brief Architectural Description: The only eclectic Mughal-style building in Kuala Lumpur that was without domes. Featuring a rooftop leaf design flat decorative Pediments, Chatri pinnacles and polygonal corner stair towers.
History: Ceased postal services when operations were relocated to the present General Post Office building (Pejabat Pos Besar Kuala Lumpur) at Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock in 1985.
Original Use: Government Administration (Post Office)
Original Building Type: Office
Current Name: Old General Post Office
Current Use: Government Office
Current Building Use: Office
Gazetted as Malaysia's National Heritage in 2007
Gazetted Name: Bangunan Pejabat Pos Besar (GPO)