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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Jalan Kamunting

In my sketch map of the Doraisamy/Dang Wangi area, I have left out Jalan Kamunting. This road connects Jalan Yap Ah Sak to Jalan Dang Wangi and is parallel to Jalan Doraisamy.

This building is at the junction of Jalan Doraisamy/Jalan Yap Ah Sak.

The unique feature of this building is that it has incorporated the wall of the original building within the building.

This is unlike Bank Pertanian (Agrobank in the Dataran Area) where the walls of the original building now only make up the perimeter wall.


The Kurnia Insurans building acting as the other sentry as you enter Jalan Yap Ah Sak from Jalan Doraisamy.

Some of the old buildings along Jalan Yap Ah Sak have been converted to offices.

This probably serves as the tailor's shop and his residence.

Jalan Kamunting looks set to go the same way as Jalan Doraisamy.

This building has been renovated and renamed the Heritage Mansion.

A row of abounded houses. It'll only be a matter of time before it gets redeveloped.

I believe that the current economic situation may delay things somewhat.

The old houses serve as residences as well as offices.

Another row of tenanted houses.

By the looks of the plants and general upkeep of this house, it is probably owner occupied.

As you get into Jalan Dang Wangi, this building is located just before the river (Klang River).

Singapore Airlines (SIA) used to have it's offices in this building and it used to serve as a sort of landmark when giving directions.

A re-developed building along Jalan Dang Wangi. Notice the facade, which is all that is left of the original buildings.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

With a dad in the Royal navy, I lived in Malaysia as a young boy for about 2 1/2 years. We lived on Jalan kamunting first and then Jalan Angsana. I remember a shop called teng brothers. I have lots of fond memories. That was around 1970. Thank you for your site

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