Sunday, December 6, 2015

MALAYSIA:::New communities create homes away from home in KL’s migrant hub

The narrow alleys that snake through the oldest streets of Kuala Lumpur were once the hub of business and trading activities of the city's first migrant communities. Areas such as Leboh Pasar, Medan Pasar, Jalan Yap Ah Loy, Jalan Petaling, Jalan Cheng Lock and Jalan Pudu were widely known as areas where Chinese and Indian businessmen first established themselves in the post-Malaya independence years. With their neo-classical designs, the old shophouses along Lebuh Ampang, Jalan Hang Kasturi and Jalan Tun H.S. Lee were dotted with businesses ranging from South Indian money lenders, to Chinese and Indian textile shops and restaurants serving familiar flavours of home for the early settlers