Monday, November 17, 2008

Pekeliling Flats - The end of a beginning

The CHAPS organized an impromptu outing recently - let it be known there will be more of this from now on! The interests started off when a bunch of "usual suspects" crash into the newly installed Talk-Cock Block @ ChikenChatSpace...and decided to go for an outing. The Pekeliling Flat Series will be presented by those who went for the outing in stages, within a week or so, insyaAllah.

One of the earlier landmarks to the city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the Tunku Abd Rahman Flats or better known as Pekeliling Flats was the second high-rise residential after the Suleiman Court. In 2006, two of the eleven blocks - A and B - were demolished to give way for future development of the city. The piece of land where Blocks A & B used to stand tall, has been turned to function as a parking lot, nothing more.
Now, almost 3 years later, the remaining blocks on the other side of the bustling road of Jalan Tun Abd Razak, void of legal tenants, awaits similar fate....

Part I: Blocks K & L

Welcome to the end....
What is left of what perhaps used to be a barber shop in Block K of the Pekeliling Flats.
One of the earlier landmarks to the city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the Tunku Abd Rahman Flats or better known as Pekeliling Flats is to be demolished to make way for future developments.
~Khairil Faizi Jamian/CHAPS, Malaysia



Sign of life
A floorspace in Block L of the Pekeliling Flats cluttered with dusts & remnants. Block L & K would be the low rise units of the whole complex, housing business premises to the community back then. If you look closely there are clothing on the first floor of the background building, Block K. There are some illegal tenants still in these otherwise doomed blocks.
One of the earlier landmarks to the city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the Tunku Abd Rahman Flats or better known as Pekeliling Flats is to be demolished to make way for future developments.
~Khairil Faizi Jamian/CHAPS, Malaysia


Keep the change
A floor lot in Block L. The abandoned counter gives a hint that this lot used to be a small restaurant.
One of the earlier landmarks to the city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the Tunku Abd Rahman Flats or better known as Pekeliling Flats is to be demolished to make way for future developments.
~Khairil Faizi Jamian/CHAPS, Malaysia


Graffiti is here to stay
A rather unattractive graffiti on a wall of a shop lot in Block L.
In the background, you can see a contemporary playground, located in between the adjacent Block K & G.
One of the earlier landmarks to the city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the Tunku Abd Rahman Flats or better known as Pekeliling Flats is to be demolished to make way for future developments.
~Khairil Faizi Jamian/CHAPS, Malaysia

Soon to rest in pieces
A man resting on a concrete bench at a small park near to Block L.
One of the earlier landmarks to the city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the Tunku Abd Rahman Flats or better known as Pekeliling Flats is to be demolished to make way for future developments.
~Khairil Faizi Jamian/CHAPS, Malaysia


Broken pieces
A broken lampshade on top of what used to be small cabinets in a shop lot of Block L
One of the earlier landmarks to the city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the Tunku Abd Rahman Flats or better known as Pekeliling Flats is to be demolished to make way for future developments.
~Khairil Faizi Jamian/CHAPS, Malaysia


Block keeper
An old Chinese lady, perhaps the only occupant of Block K.
One of the earlier landmarks to the city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the Tunku Abd Rahman Flats or better known as Pekeliling Flats is to be demolished to make way for future developments.
~Khairil Faizi Jamian/CHAPS, Malaysia

Next up: The Taller Ones

Reflection of the past
A reflection of block F.
One of the earlier landmarks to the city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the Tunku Abd Rahman Flats or better known as Pekeliling Flats is to be demolished to make way for future developments.
~Khairil Faizi Jamian/CHAPS, Malaysia



Block F and the moon in a broad daylight....
Block F still stood proud though totally vacant - except for illegal tenants/ squatters.
One of the earlier landmarks to the city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the Tunku Abd Rahman Flats or better known as Pekeliling Flats is to be demolished to make way for future developments.
~Khairil Faizi Jamian/CHAPS, Malaysia

3 comments:

[ LADYKiKi] said...

best kalo mbik pix kat umah² buruk ni

raihan said...

tak aware pn pasal flat ni dah jadik mcm gini. tgk flat ni tingat citer pramlee dr rushdi!

keep up d gud job

n.zati.halim said...

cool gila reflection bangunan tu