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Sunday, 21 March 2010

My Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur circa 1900s

21 March 2010 - It's been a while since I blog casually. This time want to talk about Kuala Lumpur. This is one of the finest place in Malaysia that offer an opportunity for those that are diligent enough to mend his/ her way of living. Maybe not as bustling and rich as Singapore, but Kuala Lumpur is unique in its kind of way.

Kuala Lumpur had been a vibrant place since it was opened around 1850s. It was the place where people seek an employment from the heydays of its mining to its undated as the Capital of Malaysia. The best thing since it was developed as the Federated Malay States capital is it's architecture. Mixed with its architectural arts of Moorish, Colonials and Chinese Capitan, it was the kind of the place which unique with the league of Pulau Pinang and Singapore.

Kuala Lumpur circa 1900s

But Kuala Lumpur lost it's beauty after the World War II. The British government were preoccupied with the insurgency problems and the Malaysian government were lost during the Cold War period. This had lead to the acute problems of losing Kuala Lumpur splendor of its pretty architecture arts to a simple, boring and ugly socialist planning especially during the 1960s. So many examples can be seen of this un-planned/ harsh development treatment around the classic area of Kuala Lumpur. The ugly zig-zag, elevated highways around The Old Train Station, the mixed up building constructed in the 1960-1970s era in the middle of the Chinese Capitan shop houses, the neglected dilapidated Majestic Hotel which were left untended to say a few.

Now to my disappointment, every time I went to Kuala Lumpur, I can clearly see the beauty of the past glory marred by the mixed up period scars of the 1960s. Nevertheless, I will always love THE OLD Kuala Lumpur.

7 comments:

cacah said...

how could your entry dated 21st April dear teddy. It's not even 1st April yet... :)

Teddy said...

Ohw.. i bet i couldn't wait for may.

Khmer Basket said...

sounds good. and yeah i have a question how to post the date too. so how do you get that works?

Nandre The Legend said...

Kuala Lumpur - Hujan

dari jauh cari rezeki
halal di mamah teknologi
dari jauh datang tuntut ilmu
jaga langkah mu sini banyak penipu

bila lalai di awangan
melayang tanpa graviti
masapun berlalu disitu

kuala lumpur
- kuala lumpur
indah tak terkata
kuala lumpur
- kuala lumpur
engkau kian tercemar
- biar pun kau begitu, hanya kau lah destinasi ku

sangat sesak tranportasi
LRT ataupun TEKSI
murah murah mata rambang
penjenayah banyak peluang

bila lalai di awangan
melayang tanpa graviti
masapun berlalu disitu

kuala lumpur
- kuala lumpur
indah tak terkata
kuala lumpur
- kuala lumpur
engkau kian tercemar
- biar pun kau begitu,
hanya kau lah destinasi ku

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Amy said...

I appreciate your PO very much the picture with the article. Continues to refuel!!

nazar said...

weh teddy..remember me ker? nazar PTPL

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