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thanks for posting guys...:yes:

btw, Yap Ah Loy built the first 2 storey brick shophouses at Market Square in 1884, but the earlier shophouses were torned down and replaced by those old shophouses shown in the pictures.

these pictures taken around Jalan Tun H S Lee. the earliest structures dated 1914 stands side by side with building of 60's, 80's, as you can judge from the facade design...







 

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thanks for posting guys...:yes:

these pictures taken around Jalan Tun H S Lee. the earliest structures dated 1914 stands side by side with building of 60's, 80's, as you can judge from the facade design...
No problem, thank you for posting as well.

If you look at the whole of Jalan Tun H. S Lee also known as High Street... the remaining shophouses date to the early 1880s actually. One typical way of spotting very old shophouses is by looking at the current road level, which will be few feet above the shophouse entrance.

This is a view of those shophouses from journeymalaysia.com
http://www.journeymalaysia.com/MHIS_klchinatown1.htm
 

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These are more scenes along Batu Road (now called Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman). Actually, true blue KLites still call it Batu Road.





 

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Not sure where this is, should be around Jalan Tun Perak I think.
this one is smart...keeping the original facade intact. never seen this building before...


now we are going to Jalan Tun Perak (Mountbatten Road)

Oriental Building..one of KL's most prominent Art Deco style building






 

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nice pictures osh...:) one more place where they've retained the exterior shell is at the UDA ocean complex and also the row next to Klang bus stand.

These are some of the refurbished row houses off Jalan Dang Wangi (Campbell Road).
 

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^^ wow...they really look like a 'newly built' shophouses. so, what is their function? restaurant?

interesting that old shophouses located in a very unpopular streets gone through a conservation process like those in Jalan Doraisamy (Asian Heritage Row). but shophouses in petaling street, mountbatten street, java street seems less interest to developers.....:eek:hno:
 

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i found an interesting list of old name of roads in KL

Ampang Road - Jalan Ampang
Ampang Street - Leboh Ampang
Batu Road - Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman
Birch Road - Jalan Maharajalela
Bluff Road - Jalan Bukit Aman
Brickfields Road - Jalan Sambanthan
Campbell Road - Jalan Dang Wangi
Cecil Street - Jalan Hang Lekir
Church Street - Jalan Gereja
Clarke Street - Jalan Mahkamah Tinggi
Club Road - Jalan Parlimen
Cross Street - Jalan Silang
Dickson Street - Jalan Masjid India
Davidson Road - Jalan Hang Jebat
Foch Avenue - Jalan Cheng Lock
High Street - Jalan Bandar - Jalan Tun H S Lee
Holland Road - Jalan Mahkamah Persekutuan
Hospital Road - Jalan Chendersari
Java Street - Mountbatten Road - Jalan Tun Perak
Klyne Street - Jalan Hang Lekiu
Malacca Street - Jalan Melaka
Market Street - Leboh Pasar Besar
Old Market Square (Macao Street + Hokkien Street) - Medan Pasar
Parry Road - Jalan P Ramlee
Petaling Street - Jalan Petaling
Pudoh Street - Jalan Pudu
Rodger Street - Jalan Hang Kasturi
Shaw Road - Jalan Hang Tuah
Station Street - Jalan Balai Polis
Sultan Street - Jalan Sultan
Swettenham Road - Jalan Mahameru
Theatre Street - Jalan Panggong
Treacher Road - Jalan Sultan Ismail
Venning Road - Jalan Perdana
Victoria Avenue - Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin
Weld Road - Jalan Raja Chulan


and this one is...ironic:) Birch Road - Jalan Maharajalela
 

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Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman


In Contrast - vs KL City Hall Building


Kuala Lumpur Shariah Court


Sultan Abdul Samad Building


Malayan Railways (KTM) HQ
 

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i found an interesting list of old name of roads in KL

Ampang Road - Jalan Ampang
Ampang Street - Leboh Ampang
Batu Road - Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman
Birch Road - Jalan Maharajalela
Bluff Road - Jalan Bukit Aman
Brickfields Road - Jalan Sambanthan
Campbell Road - Jalan Dang Wangi
Cecil Street - Jalan Hang Lekir
Church Street - Jalan Gereja
Clarke Street - Jalan Mahkamah Tinggi
Club Road - Jalan Parlimen
Cross Street - Jalan Silang
Dickson Street - Jalan Masjid India
Davidson Road - Jalan Hang Jebat
Foch Avenue - Jalan Cheng Lock
High Street - Jalan Bandar - Jalan Tun H S Lee
Holland Road - Jalan Mahkamah Persekutuan
Hospital Road - Jalan Chendersari
Java Street - Mountbatten Road - Jalan Tun Perak
Klyne Street - Jalan Hang Lekiu
Malacca Street - Jalan Melaka
Market Street - Leboh Pasar Besar
Old Market Square (Macao Street + Hokkien Street) - Medan Pasar
Parry Road - Jalan P Ramlee
Petaling Street - Jalan Petaling
Pudoh Street - Jalan Pudu
Rodger Street - Jalan Hang Kasturi
Shaw Road - Jalan Hang Tuah
Station Street - Jalan Balai Polis
Sultan Street - Jalan Sultan
Swettenham Road - Jalan Mahameru
Theatre Street - Jalan Panggong
Treacher Road - Jalan Sultan Ismail
Venning Road - Jalan Perdana
Victoria Avenue - Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin
Weld Road - Jalan Raja Chulan


and this one is...ironic:) Birch Road - Jalan Maharajalela
oh..thanks alot...i'm looking for this list long time ago..;)

Birch Road - Jalan Maharajalela:lol:..i think they want to tell others that malay is so brave to against, fight white, like wat maharajalela did to Birch:D
 

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we've never been told the true reason why maharajalela killed birch....
actually the reason is this....

"Birch's assassination was ultimately due to the fact that he outlawed slavery in Perak but kept women slaves in his home for personal reasons. Dato Maharajalela, whose income depended on capturing and selling the indigenes of Perak or Orang Asli as slaves, was then incensed and plotted with some of the slave-traders to kill Birch by spearing him when he was taking his bath in the river."

it is embarrasing today's politicians potray maharajalela as an Malay HERO for such reason...:eek:hno:
 

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we've never been told the true reason why maharajalela killed birch....
actually the reason is this....

"Birch's assassination was ultimately due to the fact that he outlawed slavery in Perak but kept women slaves in his home for personal reasons. Dato Maharajalela, whose income depended on capturing and selling the indigenes of Perak or Orang Asli as slaves, was then incensed and plotted with some of the slave-traders to kill Birch by spearing him when he was taking his bath in the river."

it is embarrasing today's politicians potray maharajalela as an Malay HERO for such reason...:eek:hno:
Actually, Birch on the way to Pasir Salak. Then, his men said that Dato' Maharajalela want to kill him(birch). So, he pretend bathing to make people dont come to him. But DAto' Maharajalela's men kill him at quite distance with javelin or spear (lembing).

This are the real reasons why Dato maharajalela killed J.W.W Birch. (Sorry its in BM). Don't just looked at negative side of Pembasar lama ok.:)

1) cuba menghapuskan sistem perhambaan (you are right oshkoshgood:) )
2) memansuhkan kuasa memungut cukai oleh pembesar.
3) menaikkan kadar cukai
4) membatalkan pajakan Sultan Abdullah kepada Lee Cheng Tee sebanyak $26 000.
5) Birch tidak menghormati sistem sosial tempatan dan tidak tahu berbahasa Melayu.

What we should frm them is patriotism spirit and against coloniser. They sacrifice their self for Malays.:) :) :)
 

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Dato Maharajalela, whose income depended on capturing and selling the indigenes of Perak or Orang Asli as slaves, was then incensed and plotted with some of the slave-traders to kill Birch by spearing him when he was taking his bath in the river."
as i posted earlier...this is not 'sacrifice'....this is 'jaga periuk nasi'
 

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Medan Pasar the hub of KL in the 19th century
Saturday March 3, 2007
By DEBBIE CHAN
Photos By SAM THAM
TheStar




Steadfast: The clock tower was erected in 1937 in
commemoration of the coronation of King George IV.


Old Market Square now known as Medan Pasar was the place to be for traders as there were facilities like banks, textile shops, grocers, and traditional medicinal halls.

It was not only a market but also a gambling haunt that was frequented by the working class.

According to historical texts, the road was also home to many opium dens and brothels.

Headed by Kapitan Yap Ah Loy, the road was known as Macao Street or Hokkien Street by the old Chinese community.

In the late 1800s Yap controlled a large part of the businesses that thrived in the market, building his empire on the many tin mines in Kuala Lumpur.

However, the first resident-general of the Federated Malay States Frank Swettenham demolished the market in 1882, as he was appalled at the conditions of the unkempt wooden huts and stalls.

Yap rebuilt the market place using proper construction materials and resumed his reign until his death in 1885.

The flourishing market was then relocated by Swettenham to a new site, where the current Central Market is, and the old market place was transformed into a new trade square.

Medan Pasar in the modern times is just like many other roads, a picture of tall buildings and refurbished old shop houses.

The three-storey shop houses were built in 1920s after the relocation of the market and now houses cafes, trinket shops, cheap boutiques and mobile phone stalls.

“HSBC building and the clock tower are two landmarks that people often associate this place with,” said Hassan Bula, 65, who works in one of the newsstands along the road.






Still making a mark: Medan Pasar is now one of
the most important public transport hubs for the city.




The clock tower was erected in 1937 in commemoration of the coronation of King George IV and remains steadfast until today, right in the middle of the road.

“The road has always been a centre for banks. There was Lee Wah Bank building (now United Overseas Bank building), and then Citibank building. I think there was also a merchant bank here a long time ago,” said Hassan.

Although the road no longer plays host to the city’s busiest market, Medan Pasar is still buzzing with activities as it is now one of the main hubs for public transports.

It has long been the main stop for private and public buses where passengers can hop on the next bus to their respective destinations.






Historical: An old picture depicting the view of Medan Pasar Besar
during the days of Kapitan Yap. - Photo courtesy of National Archives




The new RapidKL line also enlists Medan Pasar as one of their major city hubs.

“Convenience is one, but the road is often congested because of the amount of buses that pass through here. If you want to drive into this road, be prepared to be stuck for a while,” said Hassan.
 

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Much, much more has to be done to preserve Market Square... By looking at the old picture, you can imagine how grand the place looked.
 
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