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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Kampong Baru - Kuala Lumpur

It's Ramadan, and what better place to introduce than Kampong Baru. The Malay enclave in the city. Kampong Baru (literally translates as New Village) is more than 100 years old. These photos were taken before Ramadan, but I hope to be visiting this place soon to share how it looks during the fasting month.

The famous arch that greets visitors to this place. This was the entrance to the 'Pasar Minggu' (the weekly Sunday market) that used to be held here. The arch has been rebuilt a number of times.

Food is plentiful here - mostly Malay, Thai and Indonesian.

I couldn't resist this road sign.

There still stand many traditional Malay houses in this part of Kuala Lumpur.

The famous Nasi Lemak Antarabangsa stall. Somehow the nasi lemak sold here these days, doesn't taste the same as I remember it.

Another old house that has been well maintained.

The Member of Parliament for Titiwangsa has her service centre in this old wooden building. I was attracted to it's door, which I think is cool.

The kampong baru flats, one of the earlier high rise residential buildings in the area, at the site of the Pasar Minggu.

Motifs on the road. I do not know the significance of these motifs, but they do remind me of the Indian 'kolam'. Maybe this is what is known as a blend of cultures.

Another one of those motifs.

It's in the afternoon, and this row of food stalls seem to be deserted, but wait till the early evening onwards, and there'll be a big crowd here.

Sea food sold here, they even advertise that they serve 'live' fish.

Stalls like these, catering to children, are still found here. Only they don't serve Ais Bola (shaved ice formed into a ball, with syrupy goodness poured over it), how I miss those days. One of these days, when I find me a co-operative vendor, I'll get him to make an ais bola for me, just to show my readers.

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