Kuala Lumpur Street Names: A Guide to Their Meanings and by Mariana Isa,Maganjeet Kaur

By Mariana Isa,Maganjeet Kaur

road names are a many-layered factor – crystallising numerous eras of heritage and celebrating a number of generations of individuals. because the federal capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur’s highway names mirror its wealthy mixture of cultures and its trip from colonial previous to nationhood.

This encyclopedic A-to-Z advisor explains the meanings and origins of KL’s highway names – these named after outstanding individuals, after fashionable landmarks, after neighborhood wildlife, and so forth. Themed road names inside a selected sector also are pointed out, e.g. the cluster of streets in Taman Sri Bahtera named after conventional Malay boats.

Of specific curiosity is the renaming of streets through the years, starting from literal translations (e.g. “Church highway” turning into “Jalan Gereja”), to totally new names (“Parry street” to “Jalan P Ramlee”).
Drawing on vast study into the nationwide documents, the authors current their wealth of findings in a concise and easy-to-read means that may interact readers of all levels.

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