KL’s historical road of Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman

Today, let us visit Kuala Lumpur’s Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman (Jalan TAR) via the 1968 map (pix below).

Jalan TAR was originally called Batu Road. It was so named because it began as a track leading to Batu where there was a village, limestone caves and tin mines. The road is now named after the nation’s first Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Map KL 1968

By the 1930s, the swamps, rice fields and coconut estates around Batu Road were replaced by commercial development, which created one of the town’s busiest streets.

Historically, and still evident today, the property owners, builders, traders and commercial operators along this road were an ethnically diverse group.

The buildings along Jalan TAR reflect the changing trends in architectural design. They provide clues as to the period of construction, such as the Utilitarian, Neo-classical, Art Deco styles and the various forms of post-war buildings.

Today, Jalan TAR has become a must-visit place during the festival season. Its annual bazaar is where you can find everything from clothing, jewelry, home decoration and food!

Source by Badan Warisan Malaysia https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=4194747340576445&id=177876562263563

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