On the other side of the Sungai Gombak (Gombak River) from the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, there is another colonial heritage building which is likely to be ignored by ordinary city folks. This classic edifice was designed by none other than A.B. Hubback, the British architect who was instrumental in designing many buildings with Mughal architectural style in Kuala Lumpur and other major cities in Malaysia.
A distinctive feature of the Old High Court building is the towers topped with a cupola with decorative buttresses around the base. Linking these towers are passageways or verandahs with two different types of arches – keyhole arches and ogee arches – another typical traits of Mughal architecture. The towers were origanally dining chambers with private tiffin rooms. This Old High Court Building started to be constructed in 1912 and completed in 1915.
The building first housed the Kuala Lumpur High Court as its name reflects and the Supreme Court but later after the High Court and Supreme Court were at that time moved to the bigger building which was the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, this beautiful building then was occupied by the Sessions and Magistrates Court yet it is still referred to as the High Court Building until now.
Nowadays I noticed that it is occupied by part of the Ministry of Information, Communications and Culture office.