Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, also formerly known as High Street. Photo: Vernon Chan, Attribution License, Creative Commons.
Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, also formerly known as High Street. Photo: Vernon Chan, Attribution License, Creative Commons.

There lies a story behind each name and this is no less true for the street names of Kuala Lumpur. From past to present, these names are indications of the city’s history and changes through time.

This coming Saturday, researchers Mariana Isa and Maganjeet Kaur will be sharing stories of streets that existed in Kuala Lumpur from 1889 until 1921. Join them as they revealed how names like Ampang Street, Batu Road and Petaling Street came about.

Mariana and Maganjeet are both founders of Heritage Output Lab and independent researchers of Malaysian and Southeast Asian history. Their upcoming book, Kuala Lumpur Street Names contains information regarding more than 1500 street names and will provide an interesting insight to the history of Kuala Lumpur since its beginning.

The talk will be on 19 September, 11am – 1pm. Admission is free of charge but do register to secure a spot.

Badan Warisan Malaysia, 2, Jalan Stonor, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

For more information, vist Badan Warisan Malaysia’s page.

Lyn Ong

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