Federal Lunatic Asylum, Tanjung Rambutan (1911)
The central asylum for Federated Malay States was located on a large government land in a healthy district, on a main railway line, near Ipoh. Dr. William Frederick Samuels was appointed as the first Medical Superintendent, assisted by an Assistant Surgeon, two dressers, a clerk and a store-keeper.
Hubback's Official Post/Role: Federal P.W.D Assistant Architect ARIBA
Year Designed: 1907
Official Opening: 1 November 1911 (with three male wards and one female ward)
Extensions in 1914. Construction Cost: 8 male & 3 female wards to accommodate 30 rooms each at the cost of $223,000 Straits Dollars; 5 blocks of attendants’ quarters with 9 quarters in each at the cost of $50,000 Straits Dollars.
Original Use: Lunatic Asylum
Original Building Type: Institutional
Current Name: Hospital Bahagia Ulu Kinta
Current Use: Hospital
Current Building Use: Institutional