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Friday, June 19, 2009

Walking a Triangle - Jalan Pahang

My walk started at Jalan Ipoh and proceeded to Jalan Tun Razak. Then the rain forced me to run to the Titwangsa Monorail Station from where I boarded the train back to the Chow Kit station. I continued my walk along Jalan Pahang from the Chow Kit station when the rain stopped.

This block at the corner of Jalan Ipoh / Jalan Pahang has been spared demolition probable due to the economic downturn. Otherwise it would have been a shopping mall, I think.

Two trains crossing each other just after the Chow Kit station towards the Titiwangsa station.

The Institute for Medical Research or IMR.

Although the signage is somewhat faded, the information is quite readable and informative.

The architecture of the various buildings of the IMR also tells of the different periods the buildings were erected. It would be to the Public Works Department (PWD or JKR which is the acronym in Malay) current building design of the time.

The security personnel was happy to have me photograph him.

The famous (or infamous) wards 13 and 14 later renamed P1 and P2.

These orignally wooden structures, were the wards one got admitted to before being sent to other wards. They were usually overcroweded with patients even sleeping on trolleys. The doctors and staff of the wards must be commended for their patience in putting up with the though work conditions here.

A closer view of the entrance to the ward, which is now closed for re-development.
Add ImageThe hospital was where Universiti Kebangsaan used to have their training before moving to HUKM in Cheras. Now Universiti Putra uses the hospital facilities for training their medical students.

A view of one of the blocks of the hospital and the parking available. When visiting try to take public transport.

A worker on one of the walkway roofs. When you're already in the hospital compound, you can be lax about safety concerns.

The Malaysian Medical Association building opposite the hospital.

I remember this book supplier from the 1960s.

The books and sundry goods were both sold in this premises then.

A Buddhist society building.

The Sentosa Hospital, now a member of the KPJ Group.

The imposing Grand Seasons Hotel along Jalan Pahang.