Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman

The road was previously known as Batu Road as it was originally a path leading to the Batu village where mining activities took place.

In the 1930s, development overtook the village turning the swamps, rice fields and coconut estates in the area into one of the busiest roads in Kuala Lumpur.
Traders here sell a variety of items along with the retailers, wholesalers, and hawkers. There are also hotels and a cinema here.

Post-war buildings with interesting architectural designs are also part of the road’s draw.
The road was later renamed after the country’s first Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Rahman ibni Almarhum Tuanku Muhammad. He was also the eighth Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Seri Menanti and second Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negri Sembilan.

In present day, the older folks still refer to the road as Batu Lut, a localised version of its old name while the younger generation often refer to it as Jalan TAR.
All pics by Ian Ahmad/CHAPs (Malaysia). Text is link from

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