The journey by train from Taiping to Kuala Lumpur takes around 3 hours 30 minutes and train services depart through out the day from 06:11 until 19:29.
Train Times from Taiping to Kuala Lumpur
There are currently 6 direct train services a day from Taiping to Kuala Lumpur.
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Taiping Railway Station
Taiping Train Station is 1.6 km by road from Kompleks Terminal Kumpulan Bas Taiping.
Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station
KL Sentral Station is the main railway station in Kuala Lumpur.
About the Jamek Mosque in Kuala Lumpur
The Jamek Mosque, or Sultan Abdul Samad Jamek Mosque, is the oldest major mosque in Kuala Lumpur opened in 1909. Until the opening of the Masjid Negara Malaysia in 1965, which is the Malaysian National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, the Jamek Mosque was the major mosque in Kuala Lumpur. The location of the Jamek Mosque is significant in two respects. Firstly, it is located near to Merdeka Square which at the time was the centre of colonial government on the mainland of the Malay peninsula. Secondly, the mosque is located at confluence of the Gombak and Klang Rivers.
The Jamek Mosque has an unusual design, distinctly unlike traditional South East Asian architecture, combining onion shaped domes typically associated with Moorish architecture and minarets reminiscent of those common in India’s Mughal architecture, combined with a colouring scheme of alternating bands of white and red. The architect for the Jamek Mosque was an Englishman named Arthur Benison Hubback who was notable for designing a wide range of buildings in Malaysia. The style of architecture he used alternated between Edwardian Neo-Baroque, for example the train station and High Court buildings in Ipoh, and the ‘Indo-Saracenic’ architectural style widely used throughout Britain colonies in Asia in the design of public buildings. The mix of North African and Indian architecture is bizarre, but it is also beautiful and speaks volumes about Britain’s aspirations to unify the colonies in its empire culturally as well politically taking the architectural style of one colony and introducing it into another.