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“A Glimpse of Kuala Lumpur through the Chinese Streets names” Tan Miau Ing

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“A Glimpse of Kuala Lumpur through the Chinese Streets names” Tan Miau Ing

Published on September 14, 2020| by A Glimpse of Kuala Lumpur through the Chinese Streets names” Tan Miau Ing


There are stories behind many #street names in Malaysia. They can bring out the background of an era or tell the #history of hard work of a generation. But, as times change, so did the names and appearances of some streets. And with this, the stories behind them are gradually lost, from one generation to another. Who says history must be boring? Dr. Tan Miao Ing from the History Department of University of Malaya has brought to life the history of some street names and stories of our older generations in the DAO talk today! #KualaLumpur 中文字幕版 👉 https://youtu.be/ODP91pFsKhw


Let’s not forget the rich history hidden in the old street names of Kuala Lumpur as explained by Dr. Tan Miau Ing, University of Malaya.

The Federal Government then bought the palace in 1957, to be converted into the Istana Negara. Since then it had undergone several renovations and extensions. But the most extensive upgrading was carried out in 1980, as it was the first time that the Installation Ceremony of His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong was held at the Istana Negara. Prior to this the Installation Ceremonies were held at the Tunku Abdul Rahman Hall in Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.

This majestic building is nestled within a serene and beautiful 11.34-hectare compound with a variety of plants and flowers, swimming pool and indoor badminton hall. It is located at Syed Putra Road right in the heart of the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. The building has several halls for specific purposes such as the two main halls, the Throne Hall (Balairong Seri) and the Audience Hall (Dewan Mengadap) on the ground floor.

The whole area is fenced up and the Royal Insignia of His Majesty is placed on each steel bar between two pillars of the fence. At the front of the Istana Negara, there is the main entrance which resembles a beautiful arch. On each side of the arch, are two guard posts to shelter two members of the cavalry in their smart full dress uniform similar to the ones at Buckingham Palace, London.

As the palace grounds are not opened to members of the public or tourists, the Main Palace Entrance is a favourite picture spot for tourists.