Tag Archives: Kuala Lumpur

Jalan Bellamy – Kuala Lumpur

Jalan Bellamy, in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, has been the home of Alice Smith’s Primary School campus since 1952. For the benefit of those Old Alice Smithonians who might be feeling nostalgic about their school days here is how … Continue reading

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Chiang Mai Railway Station

While in Chiang Mai last month I went along to the city’s charming railway station. The station master obviously takes great pride in the station’s appearance. The platforms are decorated with potted plants and statues of elephants. The sparklingly clean … Continue reading

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Arthur Oakley Coltman

Some time ago on this blog I wrote about Brigadier General Arthur Benison Hubback who designed some of Malaysia’s most famous buildings such as the KL Railway Station and Masjid Jamek. Another British architect, Arthur Oakley Coltman, also left his … Continue reading

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Jalan Tun H S Lee, Kuala Lumpur

Jalan Tun H. S. Lee is a 1.8 km long street running through the heart of downtown Kuala Lumpur. Before Independence it was known simply as High Street, indicating that it was one of the earliest and most important commercial … Continue reading

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Inside the Sultan Abdul Samad Building

The stately, copper-domed Sultan Abdul Samad Building on Merdeka Square is one of Kuala Lumpur’s most famous landmarks. Although tourists flock to take photos from the outside, the interior has been off-limits for years as it serves as a government … Continue reading

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Marcus Braden Dukes (1893-1936)

From time to time readers request me to try to locate and photograph the graves of their long departed relatives who died in Malaysia. I am happy to assist, though they are often hard to find, particularly those in the … Continue reading

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Olden KL at Nu Sentral Mall

Nu Sentral is a recently completed shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur, located adjacent to the capital’s main transport hub, KL Sentral. To celebrate Chinese New Year, the mall has tried to recreate the atmosphere of old KL with some replica … Continue reading

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