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FMS Railways Central Offices 1917, Kuala Lumpur

The three-storey F.M.S Railway Administration Centre on Damansara Road was the highest in the F.M.S when completed.

Hubback’s  Official Post/Role: F.M.S Government Architect A.B Hubback F.R.I.B.A

Year Designed: 1913

Year Completed: 1917

Construction Supervisor: Federal P.W.D Assistant Architect W.S. Huxley.

Contractor: Contractor Towkay Chua Hua Tong, an Ipoh Contractor (tenders for the project was called from India and Malaya)

Construction Cost: $587,000 Straits Dollars


Architectural Style: Neo Classical

Brief Architectural Description: External faux stone work and a central octagonal cantilever staircase. The design of the central octagonal staircase was reported by The Straits Times to be the only example known in the East of Suez at the time.


Alteration History: All reinforced concrete cornices were renewed in 1940 at the cost of $22,000 Straits Dollars. The  North Wing was bombed during World War II. The Second floor of North Wing was damaged in a fire on 14 November 1968.

Original Use: Government Office

Original Building Type: Office

Current Name: Ibu Pejabat Keretapi Tanah Melayu

Current Use: Office

Current Building Use: Office

Gazetted as Malaysia's National Heritage in 2012

Gazetted Name: Ibu Pejabat Keretapi Tanah Melayu

Measured Drawing:

1. Bangunan Ibu Pejabat KTMB, 1999 by KALAM Universiti Teknologi Malaysia