Friday, February 4, 2011

Travels: The Architecture of Ipoh, Perak.

During my trip to Ipoh today, I had the opportunity to take some photographs of some interesting old buildings. These include Arthur Benison Hubback's Ipoh Railway Station, shophouses and various buildings around Padang Bandaran Ipoh, in the heart of the administrative district. I've posted around 100 photographs on Jafri Merican Architect's facebook page. The photograph at the top is the Old Town White Coffee's original premises which have been done up nicely since the branding of this kopitiam chain.

Brigadier General Arthur Benison Hubback C.M.G., D.S.O.1871 - 1948 was an architect who designed many important buildings in British Malaya including: The Railway Station, Kuala Lumpur; The Railway Station, Ipoh, Perak; The Railway Administrative Building, Kuala Lumpur; The Old City Hall, Kuala Lumpur (Now Panggung Bandaraya); Ipoh Town Hall Building, Perak; The White House of Klang (Now Galeri Diraja Sultan Abdul Aziz, under the auspices of the Sultan of Selangor); Jamek Mosque, Kuala Lumpur (Masjid Jamek); Ubudiah Mosque, Kuala Kangsar, (Masjid Ubaidah, under the auspices of the Sultan of Perak); State Secretariat Building, Seremban (Now State Library); The Extensions of The Royal Selangor Club, Kuala Lumpur (What we see it as, today); Carcosa Sri Negara, Kuala Lumpur; Numerous smaller buildings in Medan Pasar, Kuala Lumpur; Post Office, Kuala Lumpur. He was one of the first British Architects to become a Brigadier General during the First World War. See for more information.


  1. Thanks for posting information regarding The Hubbacks on your portfolio and travels. Just thought I'd drop by to say hello!

  2. Dear Lloyd, you're most welcome. I admire the work you're doing with your blog about the Hubbacks. This great man and talented Architect deserves a significant place in the history books, and what you are doing is a progressive step in that direction. Please do keep up the good work and thanks for the feedback.