The building still looks the same as it was on opening day (black glassy tower with concrete podium), but the new name is Menara KH as it was bought over by Kwong Hing Group a few years back... Together with the former Menara Panglobal (behind Shangri-La Hotel) which is now KH Tower...Menara Promet. Don't know what it is today.
From this view, behind Bukit Aman is Padang Merbok and what is now the Taman Tugu. That white building visible might be the current Khazanah Ilmu bungalow but I am not sure for there were many similar bungalows dotting that hillock. Kenny Hills proper lies just beyond that.^^
Those green hills in the background is known as 'Kenny Hills', isn't it ???
Height of the Brutalist architecture trend in Malaysia. That includes the present day Bank Negara HQ, Kuala Lumpur General Hospital, the original PPUM(University Hospital) tower block, Angkasapuri "pineapple" block and several other buildings. Glad that some are still around as testaments to our architectural heritage. Not exactly the prettiest of architectural trends but a reflection of the mid 60's to early 70's period.
Former Pekeliling Flats and part of Jalan Pekeliling; circa 1960s/1970s.
I just read Wikipedia to satisfy my curiosity and yep, Ampang Park was indeed the first such shopping center in Malaysia, opening its doors in March 1973... Thus depriving Campbell Complex (May 1973) of the honor, by a few months (while Sungai Wang only opened four years later)! :nuts: :lol:^^
just curious - is Ampang Park the first purpose-built 'shopping complex/mall' in the country ???