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Funny. This is British heritage -- not Malaysian -- but it's beautiful nonetheless.
Odd comment. It's shaped by the place it is in. You won't find it like this in Britain. Ofcourse it was built in the British period but local crafts and style played a key role.

Cool series by the way.
 

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Funny. This is British heritage -- not Malaysian -- but it's beautiful nonetheless.
I would say it is certainly Malaysian heritage of a British past.

Many local building elements were adapted to ensure these British exports made sense in the tropics.

This of course excludes the roof of the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station that was supposedly designed to withstand about six feet of snow!
 

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The Kuala Lumpur Railway Station

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A restored house (art-deco possibly?) - now part of the Majestic Hotel in KL.

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The Church of the Holy Rosary in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, built in Neo-Gothic style in the early 1900s.

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I really like the fact that these heritage buildings appear so well looked after. Beautiful and interesting.
Thanks openlyJane. Many of the larger ones are better kept - but the smaller ones are not doing so well. The pressure for redevelopment in KL seems to be stronger than conservation. But there seems to be some interesting changes in heritage appreciation lately so am hoping for the best. ;)


KL seems to be a very beautiful city, a must visit!
Thanks Nightsky. Please do visit - would be glad to give you some insights on KL.:)

beautiful photos :cheers:
Cheers Xneo :cheers2:
 

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The old High Court Building in Kuala Lumpur - built in 1915.

A slightly different looking building from the rest of the administrative buildings in the area - mainly because it has plastered walls as opposed to exposed brickwork. The key hole arches and pepper-shaker domes also set it apart.

Looks like it is being renovated/ restored.

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This building is the Malaysian Tourism Centre in KL along Ampang Road. It was originally built as a residential mansion in 1935 for Mr. Eu Tong Sen, a wealthy and renowned mining and rubber estate tycoon in Kuala Lumpur. It served several other important functions thereafter including its role as a military base during WW2.

Pictures taken today.

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