Monday, May 23, 2011

Old Klang Road

Old Klang Road is the oldest and most historically significant roads in Kuala Lumpur. The road was constructed by the British Federated Malay States government from 1905 to 1908 and was the only link between Kuala Lumpur and Port Klang at the time.

This place hold a special place in my heart as this was where I stayed for about 9 months back during my college years back in 1997. This twin building here is where I stayed back then. It consists of Pearl International Hotel and Pearl Point Condominium which is connected by a shopping complex beneath.

The security measures at the main entrance of the Pearl Point Condominium has been improved by leaps and bounds compare to my time here. The door is now secured with magnetic door lock which is manned by security personnel.

The Pearl Point Shopping Complex beneath it also undergone transformation for the last 14 years or so. This is the place where I did my grocery and eating out.

The old compact flat houses which I reckon was built in 1970s when Overseas Union Garden was unveiled.

This mamak stall (located next to Pearl Point Condominium) is where we used to hang out late at night.

This building used to house my previous college, PRIME College before been assimilated to SEGI group. It appears the building is now owned by a new owner, ITJ College.

This food stall here, just opposite the college is where I used to have my lunch. Back then the place is smelly and unhygienic. Now, the whole area appears to be "sanitized" and clean.

Moving down the road, some old structures still remain as they were such as the Old Klang Road Wet Market and Post Office.

The Scott Garden is the latest edition which houses Tesco as the main tenant. OverTime restaurant and pub is also located here.

Lucky Plaza and Plaza OUG had also been giving a facelift and they definitely looks much more attractive compare to my time. On Thursday night, there is a night market nearby these plazas selling various hawker food, affordable apparels, daily usage items and etc.

The eateries, massage parlours, boutiques, mini markets and entertainment outlets seem to thrive along this road. It is now more accessible with frequent RapidKL bus plying along this road from Central Market to Puchong and Subang.


Ensurai said...

Wah!! I almost cannot recognise old Klang Road area....

Anonymous said...

My sister studied PAD there from Dec 1996 till July 1997, and then onto PCD

Wh said...

Thanks for posting this, I was in prime college around that time. Brings back lots of memories. Thank you.