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Thursday, February 5, 2009

More Buildings - Dataran Area

We're still in the Dataran area. There are a few more buildings that I want to show.

This corner building was our General Post Office before they moved to the Dayabumi building nearby.

Federal House. Used to be the home of Radio Malaysia. That is before they moved to Angkasapuri.

The building currently houses the KL Land & Mines Department and the Anti-Corruption Agency.

Street decoration along Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, in front of the Federal House.

The Straits Trading Building, a landmark in its own right.

I thought that the building belonged to the Straits Trading Company Ltd, a company registered in Singapore in 1887. However, the building is not mentioned in it's official website or the website of it's subsidiary Malaysia Smelting Corporation Bhd.

According to Wikipedia, Loke Yew owned shares in the Raub Straits Trading Company, but it too does not mention this building.

It is to be noted that the adjoining building is the Loke Yew Building.

The wall is all that is left of the original building when the Bank Pertainan (Agricultural Bank) building was constructed.

The Bank Pertanian Malaysia (now Agrobank) building.

The Dayabumi building seen in the background.

Masjid Jamek Bandaraya seen from behind the Bangunan Sultan Abdul Samad.

The Industrial Court building.

Our Industrial Court is not a law court, its a court of arbitration.

Rear view of the Bangunan Sultan Abdul Samad.

The clock tower from the rear.

The bridge across the Sungai Gombak.

These buildings once housed the Magistrates' Courts, but they appear to be vacant now.

Another view of the vacant building.

Entrance to the KL City Theater (Panggung Bandaraya).

The theater is a heritage building.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What wonderful, evocative photos these are! thank you so much for sharing them. Saidah Rastam