Friday, October 2, 2009

Old Road Names in Kuala Lumpur

Unlike Singapore, Malaysia is hell-bent on renaming major roads (for now) to local heroes (or supposed ones) if the initial names were colonial. Looks like a classic "divorce" mentality!

Batu Road - Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman

Birch Road - Jalan Maharajalela
The Greats not only changed the road name but renamed it with the man who murdered him as he was taking a bath. Truly heroic! There is some debate that the road in Kuala Lumpur was named after some other Birch and not James Birch. True or not I'd say the morons had intent.

Brickfields Road - Jalan Sambanthan

Campbell Road - Jalan Dang Wangi

Cecil Street - Jalan Hang Lekir

Church Street - Jalan Gereja

Club Road - Jalan Parlimen

Cross Street - Jalan Silang

Davidson Road - Jalan Hang Jebat

Foch Avenue - Jalan Cheng Lock

High Street - Jalan Bandar - Jalan Tun H S Lee

Holland Road - Jalan Mahkamah Persekutuan

Java Street - Mountbatten Road - Jalan Tun Perak

Klyne Street - Jalan Hang Lekiu

Malacca Street - Jalan Melaka

Market Street - Leboh Pasar Besar

Old Market Square (Macao Street + Hokkien Street) - Medan Pasar

Pudoh Street - Jalan Pudu

Rodger Street - Jalan Hang Kasturi

Shaw Road - Jalan Hang Tuah

Station Street - Jalan Balai Polis

Sultan Street - Jalan Sultan

Swettenham Road - Jalan Mahameru

Theatre Street - Jalan Panggong

Treacher Road - Jalan Sultan Ismail

Venning Road - Jalan Perdana

Victoria Avenue - Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin

Weld Road - Jalan Raja Chulan

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