Historical buildings in sad state of disrepair


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  • Monday, 27 Mar 2017

Contrast of the old and new: A Light Rail Transit (LRT) passing next to the 108-year-old former Federated Malay States (FMS) Survey Department building. The spire on one of its domes (in yellow circle) collapsed late last year and the rest of the building also appears to be in a poor state.

Once, the pride of the Federal Capital, is now in a sorry state and slowly falling apart in the heart of one of Kuala Lumpur’s famous tourist spot — Jalan Raja.

Each day, busloads of tourists get dropped off along the famous road which is home to the iconic Sultan Abdul Samad building and Dataran Merdeka. But along that very same backdrop lies another equally majestic building — the former Federated Malay States (FMS) Survey Department headquarters.

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