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Menara Promet. Don't know what it is today.
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...
 
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The GEC Building located at Campbell Road (Jalan Dang Wangi), KL. The Singapore Airlines office once occupied this building around 1970s/1980s.
Photo circa 1950s/1960s.
 

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Aerial view of downtown KL showing the Loke Yew Building and part of Market Street (Lebuh Pasar Besar) with Bukit Aman area at the background left and the Bank Negara building at the background right.
Photo circa 1960s/1970s.
 

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Aerial view of downtown Kuala Lumpur, showing former Pavilion and Cathay Cinemas on the right; the junction of Jalan Bukit Bintang and Jalan Pudu in the middle. Can also spot former Kum Leng Restaurant further down Jalan Pudu. Photo circa 1970s.
 

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Former Cathay Cinema, located at Jalan Bukit Bintang, KL. Photo circa 1958/1959.
Note: The movie "Tempest" is an Italian film released in 1958.
 

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View of Petaling Street; KL - circa 1960s. Photo taken near the junction of Petaling Street and Foch Avenue (Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock).
 

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Wisma Putra, the old Ministry of Foreign Affairs building until the Ministry moved to Putrajaya late 1990s or early 2000s. Photo circa 1970s.
 

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Those green hills in the background is known as 'Kenny Hills', isn't it ???

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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.
 

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Former Pekeliling Flats and part of Jalan Pekeliling; circa 1960s/1970s.
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.
 

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The Bank Negara building must be one of the earliest tower blocks in Kuala Lumpur with that modern, Brutalist architecture, I guess... And it sure has been well-maintained, as the tower looks pretty much the same as back then!

Also, the first tower of the UMBC HQ (now Takaful Malaysia) looked so tall in the 1970s... Who would have thought that it will be sandwiched by so many higher blocks today, as well as the massive PNB118 nearby? :lol: :nuts:
 

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just curious - is Ampang Park the first purpose-built 'shopping complex/mall' in the country ???

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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:

At the same time, I realize PJ also had lots of old-time shopping malls, including the original Jaya Shopping Center (1974, first one outside KL City), Asia Jaya (late 70s), and Kimisawa-Printemps (early 80s)... Of course, as we now know, Jaya and Kimisawa-Printemps (renamed to The Atria in the 90s) were both demolished and rebuilt to suit today's customer needs while retaining their names, while Asia Jaya was extended to include Hotel Armada and is now the site of Decathlon's 2nd biggest outlet in Greater KL...
 
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And now the oldest shopping complex left standing goes to Campbell Complex hehehe !!!

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ps self had many good memories at old Jaya Complex in Section 14, PJ loor !!!
 
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