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Kuala Lumpur Street Names : A Guide to Their Meanings & Histories

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Kuala Lumpur’s street names reflect its rich mix of cultures and its growth from a small tin mining settlement to the leading capital city it is today.

This encyclopedic A-to-Z guide explores the meanings and origins of KL’s street names, past and present – from those named after notable persons and prominent landmarks (often bygone), to those named after local flora and fauna. Themed clusters, such as the streets in Taman Sri Bahtera named after traditional Malay boats, lend their neighbourhoods a distinct identity. Of particular historical interest in KL is the renaming of its streets over the years, ranging from literal translations (for example Church Road becoming Jalan Gereja), to completely new names (Parry Road to Jalan P Ramlee).

Drawing on extensive research, authors Mariana Isa and Maganjeet Kaur uncover the stories behind more than 1,500 street names, providing a fascinating new perspective on Kuala Lumpur’s evolution over the years.

The essential guide to street names in Kuala Lumpur

Discover their origins and meanings

Trace the renaming of streets from colonial times to the present

Illustrated with over 200 photographs and maps

About the Authors

Founders of Heritage Output Lab, Mariana Isa and Maganjeet Kaur are independent researchers of Malaysian and Southeast Asian history. As heritage enthusiasts, they are actively involved in organising activities and projects to promote local history and heritage in Kuala Lumpur. Th rough Heritage Output Lab, they provide research-based services to organisations and individuals requiring further background for print, audio and film projects. Research on Kuala Lumpur’s street names is a personal interest that has been ongoing for the past three years. Mariana received her Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and an MSc. in Conservation  of Historic Buildings from University of Bath. Maganjeet holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from Universiti Sains Malaysia and graduated with an MSc. in Information Technology (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology).


AuthorMariana Isa Maganjeet Kaur
Kuala Lumpur Street Names : A Guide to Their Meanings & Histories
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