Before this building was erected at this site, there used to be a Pakistani food stall selling chapatis and an open-air badminton court with little wooden building attached where many taxi drivers used to meet. I also remember seeing many of the artistes of yesteryears like SM Salim, Mak Enon and others, whose names I cannot recall, in that area.
When UKM started their medical faculty, HKL, or the Kuala Lumpur General Hospital then, was their training facility. They have since moved to Cheras at the site where the former Lady Templer Hospital used to be. The new hospital there is the Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia or HUKM for short.
As the area is also within the HKL (Kuala Lumpur Hospital) area, the Pediatrics Institute of HKL is also along this road.