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Sunday, October 21, 2012

On 1:41 PM by Connie Lam in ,     9 comments
2012-09-29 Saturday

Heard that government going to build MRT along Jalan Sultan. Hence heritage building on this street as well as part of Chinatown Petaling Street will be teared down to make way for the MRT project. I believe it is a shocking news to Malaysians especially those land owners. Many events and activities have been organized to protest and to garner supports from the public in preserving these heritage buildings.One of the most impressed one was the Merdeka Festival programme "Goodbye KL" on 31st of August and 1st of September. I didn't know about all these happenings until I read a very informative blog of my friend. 

I love to visit historical and cultural places. Hence, my friend and I decided to take a walk around Jalan Sultan and Jalan Petaling, to explore and to take photos before all the heritage buildings gone.

I parked my car at Berjaya Times Square shopping mall. Then to go to Jalan Sultan and Jalan Petaling, we took monorail and LRT to avoid any possible congested traffic around KL area. The route we took: Berjaya Times Square Imbi monorail station  --> Hang Tuah monorail station --> change to Starline LRT and stop in Plaza Rakyat station. Then just a very short walking distance you will reach Jalan Sultan.

Very nice abandoned old building. It just gives me a very special kind of feeling. Not sure if this is one of the heritage building haha. How good if there is tour guide with me to show me all the heritage area as well as to explain and tell me the history :p What I can do is just simply walk and snap -.-

And this building has a very narrow corridor.

Besides the long and narrow corridor, we spotted some good vandalism art drawing on the wall. 

And according to my friend, this is one of the building that going to be teared down. It has been there for more than 100 years. 

The Merdeka Festival "Goodbye KL" programme banner.

This is one of the must-stop-by venue to enjoy the creative mural paintings on the wall. 

This mural painting project was coordinated by artist Phillip Wong and it was the highlight of The Star's Preserve Our Heritage campaign.The painting on the wall was also supported by Dulux.

Through the creativity of a group of 60 artists and well-wishers, the dull wall was now full of paintings with message to show how importance it is to preserve heritage areas. Thumbs up!

Paint on a remnant of a pre-war shophouse torn down about 15 years ago for intended development by artist Muji Lee. 

Can u read the message above?

Last but not least, a photo of me with the mural paintings. I had left my footprints there, what about you? 

My heritage has been my grounding, and it has brought me peace. - Maureen O"Hara.


  1. I love visiting historical and cultural buildings as well and I have no idea about this Merdeka Festival "Goodbye KL" programme at all ): One of my biggest wish is to visit the inside of pudu jail but I doubt that's possible lol thanks for sharing about this building with mural paintings in Jalan Sultan, nice one (:

  2. wow~ do you know when they will demolish the place? would like to visit but i won't have time until 30/10/12... will it be too late?

  3. Hilda Milda™ , if there's chance i wish to visit the pudu jail too.

    Josephine T., I don;t know when. U gotta find out more from the news already on the MRT project hehe.

  4. :) Yes. Preserving our heritage for the future of our younger generation.


  5. So the decision to tear those buildings down is confirmed? Hate to see such iconic building of KL goes down because if it does, it'll be like KL losses its identity.

  6. A very impressive article. Well prepared. Very motivating!! Go off on to facilitate way

  7. good journey...I am like 10 minutes away from Jalan Sultan but never in my mind this place is such an interesting place to visit.mmm need to check out this place sometimes.

  8. Such a shame that they have to tear down these places. :(

  9. No building will be demolished, nor any land will be acquired. The tunneling process will be 26m below. Duh~