One might feel like in a foreign land when strolling along Lebuh Pudu and its surrounding area in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.
Nowadays Lebuh Pudu and Jalan Tun Tan Siew Sin have slowly lost its local flavours and identity due to the flourishing foreign businesses which run by foreign workers in town.
The pre-war shophouses are riddled with signage and advertisements in foreign language and run by Bangladeshi, Myanmar, Nepalese and Filipino operators.
The businesses are mainly remittance houses, travel agencies, mini markets, sundry shops, restaurants, electronics and communication shops. They cater the needs of the foreign workers. The restaurants serve cuisines of these countries while the markets sell products and produce from their home countries.
It is a disturbing scene to see the streets and stalls are overrun by foreigners. This is obviously they meeting place especially during weekends and public holiday.