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Old May 27th, 2012, 01:44 AM   #701
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I was wondering about that too!Was there ever a list of buildings destroyed during the war for KL?
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Old May 27th, 2012, 06:54 AM   #702
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Most of these buildings were destroyed in the war.
tomkat, do you know something that we don't?
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Old May 28th, 2012, 06:14 PM   #703
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Most of these buildings were destroyed in the war.
hmm, i don't think there are many buildings were totally destroyed during the war. Those buildings were gone because of redevelopment after Malaya independence.
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Old May 29th, 2012, 06:43 AM   #704
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Kuala Lumpur's oldest fountain - built to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1896/1897.

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Old May 29th, 2012, 09:41 AM   #705
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I remember thats not the original location ha?
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Old May 29th, 2012, 10:03 AM   #706
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Most of these buildings were destroyed in the war.
My grandfather who lived in Jalan Tun H.S. Lee (High Street) during his childhood through his young adult days said that KL city itself WAS NOT BOMBED by the Japanese nor the Allies. He said only Pudu area was bombed. So, very few, if not none of the buildings were destroyed in World War II. Most buildings were redeveloped from the 60's through the 90's, peaking in the late 70's and early 80's if I'm not mistaken, on the pretext that old shopehouses were not big enough and were too costly to maintain.
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Old May 30th, 2012, 01:54 AM   #707
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Photo of Sultan Abdul Samad Building circa 1920. Note the statue of Sir Frank Swettenham almost at the foreground left side ...........
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The funeral procession of Sir Henry Gurney passing in front of the Old Standard Chartered Bank near Dataran Merdeka (Kuala Lumpur 1951)



Funeral procession of Sir Henry Gurney



Henry Gurney's grave at Cheras Christian Cemetery. The inscription reads "In proud and loving memory of Henry Lovell Goldsworthy Gurney K.C.M.G. High Commissioner for the Federation of Malaya 1948–1951 Born 27 June 1898 Died 6 October 1951 Greater Love Hath No Man Than This That A Man Lay Down His Life for His Friends R.I.P"

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Old May 30th, 2012, 11:33 AM   #709
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I remember thats not the original location ha?
Yup - seems like it was originally located at Old Market Square but no idea why or when it was moved.
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Old May 30th, 2012, 02:29 PM   #710
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Yup - seems like it was originally located at Old Market Square but no idea why or when it was moved.
where's frank goes?
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Old May 30th, 2012, 03:35 PM   #711
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where's frank goes?
In case you didnt follow, we were talking about the fountain.
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Frank is guarding the back entrance to our beloved"Muzium Negara"
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I know I have posted this photo before but for the benefit of daeng jal, this is the statue of Sir Frank Swettenham now located within the compound of Muzium Negara (National Museum) in KL ..........
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Railway tracks in KL. At the background, you can see the clock tower of Sultan Abdul Samad building ........
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Malaya Police Barracks & Parade Ground Kuala Lumpur. Parade Ground - Is this the Padang which now becomes Dataran Merdeka?
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Old June 2nd, 2012, 01:15 AM   #716
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The angle?could it be padang merbok?
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Old June 6th, 2012, 02:14 AM   #717
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Old EPF Building near Federal Highway 1970s



Klang River & part of the Federal Highway - 1960s? 1970s?. Wonder which part of the highway is this?



Sultan Abdul Samad Building - late 60s? early 70s?



Dewan Bahasa & the old Edinburgh Roundabout - 1970s .........



Jalan Bukit Bintang & Federal Hotel - early 70s perhaps? Part of old Cathay Cinema (now already demolished & become an open-air car park) can be seen on the extreme left ..........

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This is a vintage postcard showing KL's Central Market. Is this the Central Market that was later torn down to make way for today's Pasar Seni?
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This is a 1961 photo showing the Sultan Abdul Samad Building and part of Dataran Merdeka. Almost to the extreme right you can see what looks like a mini Sri Jaya bus. Does this mean that mini-buses already existed on KL roads as far back as early 1960s?

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I know I have posted this photo before but for the benefit of daeng jal, this is the statue of Sir Frank Swettenham now located within the compound of Muzium Negara (National Museum) in KL ..........
Haha.thx

What a non majestic place to be!. Should put it back where it use to be.
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