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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Jalan Ampang

Here begins Ampang Road or Jalan Ampang. Jalan Ampang leads all the way to Ampang, the eastern suburb of KL. For now we will only go up to it's junction with Jalan Dang Wangi.

One of the first buildings we encounter along Jalan Ampang is the Standard Chartered Bank building. The Bank's head office used to be here before it's move to the what used to be the Shazan Towers in Jalan Sultan Ismail.

Only the Len Seng Bas Co. uses the bus stop infront of the bank as it's terminal for the KL/Setapak/Melawati route.

Oppersite is the Bilal Restaurant, THE Indian Muslim restaurant of the 1960's.

The Federal Bakery outlet near Bilal's.

In those days, the Federal Bakery brand was one of the premier brands of bread. The other premier brand was Cold Storage. These sandwich loafs were wrapped in a kind of waxed paper, the current plastic bags being not so common then.

This building which now houses an Indian restruant used to be the offices of the Tamil Daily, Tamil Nesan. The Thaipusam chairot used to kept here before a place was made available for it at the Temple at Jalan Bandar (High Street).

The track that used to guide the chariot is still there.

This Chinese clan association building used to have a Nyonya restaurant not too long ago.

The Selango Ann Kuat Foundation building.

The Kuala Lumpur Eng Choon Hoey Kuan Association building.


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