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Jewels in the Heart of Kuala Lumpur 25.08.09

It's been a long, long time since I last roamed about KL town. So I woke up early one morning, dabbed LOTS of sunblock all over, grabbed the Touch 'n' Go card, armed with my humble K810i camera phone (therefore, please pardon the bad quality. camera broke down. sigh...) and hopped onto the STAR LRT (best way to travel in town!).

Got off at Masjid Jamek station and started walking around aimlessly (and LOVING every moment of it, especially when I got lost) anticipating for some sort of an adventure.
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where to go, where to go? (Wisma Lau Chung: Palladian with garish colours)
Pleasantly greeted by an assortment of colours (though colour choices are a tad too MERRY). It was certainly pleasant to see the hustle and bustle amidst all these old ladies (better than being abandoned, eh?)
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A carnival of colours! (guess they really like pink eh?)
This tile caught my attention. Ain't this a beauty? Had to snoop around while acting cool so that I won't look too out of place trying to take a pic of this tile in front of someone's house! (much to the amusement of the Mamak next door). Anyway, this shot was worth taking.
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hand painted old, old tile
I always take it for granted although I must have come to this part of town close to one million times, but I never appreciate the grand old ladies here: majestic and beautiful Moghul-Islamic architecture. Not one, but QUITE a few! Some are in prime condition, while others, are sadly abandoned.
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the abandoned old court. it's grandeur being overshadowed by the flyover adjacent
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the famous sultan ahmad shah building (notice the cluttered background)
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the old KL memorial library
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Department of National Museum
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Federal Territory Syariah Court
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KTM train station
Stumbled across these graffiti-s. Don't know why, I kinda like them. I think they add characters to the place (as opposed to those who think that this is VANDALISM).  They're 'personalised'.
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In Dataran Merdeka, there's this curious little Tudor building: the Royal Selangor Club. Looks ultra quaint from the outside. Distinctively different from it's surroundings.
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The Royal Selangor Club at Dataran Merdeka (Tudor style)
There are simply too many pics to post up. I strongly recommend you to talk a walk around this part of town. Although it is lesser potrayed than it's modern counterpart; the golden triangle, it contains no lesser charm. The last picture is one of the favourites. Shows how a few different buildings co-exist peacefully (very muhibbah).
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As though time froze