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Monday, February 9, 2009

Jalan Dang Wangi

I want to take you to Jalan Doraisamy. Jalan Doraisamy can be reached from Jalan Sultan Ismail, it's right next to the Imperial Hotel. It can also be reached from Jalan Dang Wangi and this is the road I'm taking.

A sketch map for your information.

After passing the Odeon Cinema and the Odeon Cafe the first tall building you will encounter is the Campbell Complex.

The complex, one of the earliest in KL takes it's name from the road where it is located which was then Campbell Road, now renamed to Jalan Dang Wangi.

The podium shopping block and the office tower in the back.

In the mid 1970's the building caught fire, probably the first high rise fire in the country. Subsequently the building was left abandoned for some years before it was renovated and reopened. It received a face-lift several years ago.

The Dang Wangi Police Station Complex under construction.

In addition to the police station, the complex will also house the police administration building and quarters for police personnel.

The surau (the original Masjid Pakistan before it moved to it's premises in the Chow Kit area) will also be rebuilt as part of the Police Complex.

Complex Wilayah, the other complex along Jalan Dang Wangi.

Prior to the construction of this complex, the area was a food haven with stalls catering to all communities. The once famous Majid Satay had its begining here.

Another view of Wilayah Complex as you turn into Jalan Doraisamy.

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