A 2-in-1 Building: The Municipal Office and Town Hall of Kuala Lumpur of yesteryear

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Formerly Municipal Offices and Town Hall

  • This handsome building was like a 2-in-1 building as the building is divided into two parts serving two different purposes. One part served as The Municipal Office which administered Kuala Lumpur as the new town and another part served as Town Hall where the British colonial officers and their spouses came to watch plays, musicals and dramas.
  • This building was designed by the government architect, AB Hubback in 1902. The architectural style was imported from British India featuring Indo-Saracenic style which was a hybrid of Mughal architecture and the European Gothic and Neo-Classical style
  • It was opened in 1904
  • Check out my blog entry if you wish to know the historical background of this building in details at http://myheritagebuildings.blogspot.com/2017/02/the-former-municipal-office-town-hall.html
  • The building has two entrances - the entrance to the Municipal Office is the entrance fronting on to Jalan Raja while the entrance to Town Hall is the entrance that faces south fronting the Sultan Abdul Samad Building.


Two entrances to the building - the entrance is topped with the black half-dome.

Formerly Municipal Offices and Town Hall
The entrance to the Town Hall that faces south

Formerly Municipal Offices and Town Hall
The entrance to the Municipal Office

Formerly Municipal Offices and Town Hall

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