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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Jalan Sultan Ismail 2

The Concorde Kuala Lumpur.

This was the Kuala Lumpur Merlin. There used to be a bowling centre here, the Star Bowl, where I first learned to bowl. We had to keep score manually on pre-printed score sheets provided by the centre.

Hard Rock Cafe Kuala Lumpur.

This lot that looks like an abandoned used car lot has the address as No. 1, Jalan Sultan Ismail and was where the Elvis Presley fan club was located.

Menara Haw Par.

Founded by brothers Au Boon Haw (gentle tiger) and Au Boon Par (gentle leopard), Haw Par is famous for it's Tiger Balm. Refer to www.hawpar.com for information.

Shangri La Kuala Lumpur.

Menara Hap Seng along Jalan P. Ramlee.

Formely Jalan Parry, its been renamed after Tan Sri P. Ramlee (born Teuku Zakaria bin Teuku Nyak Puteh) Malaysia's legendary actor, director, singer and song writer.

Menara Hap Seng was formerly MUI Plaza and before that Oriental Plaza. This is where my office was when I first joined Affinbank, then known as Perwira Habib Bank.

Due to the large number of Arab tourists, road signs now contain Arabic.

Life Centre, one of the early entertainment outlets in the area.

An old bungalow house on the hill which has been converted to a pub/restaurant and has seen a number of change in management.

Menara MBf, formerly Wisma SPK.

SPK or Syarikat Permodalan Kebangsaan was a shareholder of Perwira Affin Bank and the bank's head office was in this building before moving to Menara Affin along Jalan Raja Chulan.

Hotel Equatorial next door, one of the landmarks along this stretch.

The MAS Building and Menara Dion on the oppersite side of the road.

The Crown Plaza Hotel. Originally this was the KL Hilton.

Wisma Genting.

The Lodge, one of the early hotels in the area.

The restaurant management has passed to the family of a former collegue of mine. The food is good and the price is reasonable.

A long time ago this place was famous for its Teo Chew Porridge and was a popular haunt of late nite pub crawlers.

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