Saturday, 18 August 2012

Historical Malaya


THE OLD RAILWAY STATION KUALA LUMPUR
THE OLD RAILWAY STATION KUALA LUMPUR, date unknown

In conjunction with Malaysia's 55th Independence Anniversary on the 31st August, The Road Less Traveled proudly presents a collection of old Malayan photos found across the Internet.

THE SNAKE TEMPLE AT PENANG 1954

THE SNAKE TEMPLE AT PENANG 1954. THE SNAKE TEMPLE HAS HARDLY CHANGED FROM THE OUTSIDE IN MORE THAN 50 YEARS.
MADRAS CINEMA KUALA LUMPUR
MADRAS CINEMA KUALA LUMPUR. (Jalan Sultan) The cinema burned down in 1978.

JALAN BUKIT BINTANG 1950

JALAN BUKIT BINTANG 1950



PENANG HILL

THE VIEW OVER GEORGETOWN PENANG FROM THE TOP OF PENANG HILL, date unknown


CROSSING THE PAHANG RIVER
TRAFFIC WAITING FOR THE FERRY TO CROSS THE PAHANG RIVER TOWARDS KUANTAN 1955, IN THE VICINITY OF TEMERLOH.
FIJIAN SOLDIERS MARCH PAST THE GPO
SOLDIERS FROM FIJI MARCHING PAST THE OLD GPO BUILDING IN 1953

GENERAL POST OFFICE KUALA LUMPUR 1953

GENERAL POST OFFICE KUALA LUMPUR 1953
9th MILE VILLAGE
9th MILE VILLAGE STOOD ON THE ROAD BETWEEN KUALA LUMPUR AND KAJANG.
PHOTO TAKEN IN 1954
B B DANCE HALL KUALA LUMPUR
B B (BUKIT BINTANG) DANCE HALL AND RIGHT THE NEW WORLD AMUSEMENT PARK. THE BB DANCE HALL WAS MUCH FEQUENTED BY SOLDIERS WHO DANCED WITH THE CHINESE TAXI DANCE GIRLS. THEY WOULD GIVE ONE DANCE FOR EACH COUPON PURCHASED. This is where the Sungai Wang / Bukit Bintang Plaza now stands.

B B DANCE HALL COUPON CIRCA 1953
DANCE COUPON FOR BB DANCEHALL
YOU COULD HAVE ONE DANCE WITH THE CHINESE TAXI DANCER FOR EACH COUPON.
LUCKY WORLD KUALA LUMPUR
LUCKY WORLD KUALA LUMPUR. FACING LUCKY WORLD AMUSEMENT PARK.
LEFT HAND CORNER. RAINBOW CORNER CABARET DANCE HALL
PAVILION THEATRE

Pavilion Theatre Kuala Lumpur 1953
Melaka bus station, 1960s

Melaka bus station, mid 1960s
Bukit Fraser, late 1950s
Bukit Fraser, late 1950s
Sungai Besi Kuala Lumpur Airport

Sungai Besi Kuala Lumpur Airport, circa early 50's

Selangor State Mosque, Klang c1950

Selangor State Mosque, Klang c1950

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