The first Ipoh station was constructed in 1894 as railway tracks for the Perak Railway (PR) were first laid along Ipoh, serving the town for 20 years through the final years of the PR and its consolidation into the Federated Malay States Railways (FMSR).
This building was built for hospital in the early years Ipoh railway station was once called the Taj Mahal of Ipoh for its resemblance of it. You can see the traces of British Indian Colonial architecture of the building. You also can see the resemblance with Kuala Lumpur Railway station as the same architect was the one that designed the building. To this day, Ipoh Railway Station still running and used by the public to take the train transportation.