Saturday, March 13, 2010
Next to the Public Bank building is this restaurant.
Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr. P. Ramlee, PSM, AMN, DA (Sarawak) (22 March 1929–29 May 1973) born Teuku Zakaria bin Teuku Nyak Puteh, was a Malaysian film actor, director, singer, and songwriter. Due to his contributions to the movie and music industry and his literary work, he is often considered the icon of Malay entertainment in Malaysia, Singapore, and Sumatra (especially in Aceh due to his ancestry).
Jalan Saloma, quite near Jalan P. Ramlee. The late Saloma, singer / actress was the wife of P. Ramlee.
Next to the restaurant is Wisma Selangor Dredging. The company may have started off in the tin industry, but is now diversified with focus on properties.
Among others, the building houses the Moroccan embassy and the British Council.
Across the road, next to Bangunan Angkasaraya, is the Bank Simpanan Nasional (National Savings Bank) Head Office. BSN is the successor to the then POSB, Post Office Savings Bank.
When I was in primary school, we used to be given cards with 20 spaces. Attach stamps of 5 cents or 10 cents denominations depending on the card and when all the spaces are completed, take it to the post office and open a savings account with the M$1.00 or M$2.00 accumulated. The passbooks were much larger than the ones we have now and all transactions were completed manually by the postal clerk and stamped with the official stamp.
If you are wondering why I'm using M$ and cents, this was before the days when currency was issued by Bank Negara Malaysia.
Next to the Selangor Dredging building is this open space...
... a Muslim cemetery.
P. Ramlee and Saloma (Puan Sri Salma Ismail) are among the people buried here.
As I was leaving the cemetery, I saw this interesting looking stairway....
....It was on the side of Hotel Maya.
Next door is the Lai Meng School, a premier Chinese school.
A large tract of land comes next. It is a car park. An old residence still stands there, although it's better looking days are long gone.
I was surprised that vandals had not made away with this old ceiling fan.
Then comes the Pakistani High Commission.
still to be continued....