Asia

Kampung Bharu: A slice of village life in the concrete jungle of Kuala Lumpur

Apr-20-17

Kampung Bharu is living the irony of its name – in Malaya, it translates to the new village, but in fact, it is a 117-year-old bustling enclave right under the nose of colossal skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur. This piece of land which was given to the displaced Malay farmers, when Kuala Lumpur was transfiguring itself into the capital city, has now become a symbol of Malay heritage. The urban encroachment suggests its days are numbered and

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Kampung Bharu: A slice of village life in the concrete jungle of Kuala Lumpur

Apr-20-17

Kampung Bharu is living the irony of its name – in Malaya, it translates to the new village, but in fact, it is a 117-year-old bustling enclave right under the nose of colossal skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur. This piece of land which was given to the displaced Malay farmers, when Kuala Lumpur was transfiguring itself into the capital city, has now become a symbol of Malay heritage. The urban encroachment suggests its days are numbered and

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Kampung Bharu: A slice of village life in the concrete jungle of Kuala Lumpur

Apr-20-17

Kampung Bharu is living the irony of its name – in Malaya, it translates to the new village, but in fact, it is a 117-year-old bustling enclave right under the nose of colossal skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur. This piece of land which was given to the displaced Malay farmers, when Kuala Lumpur was transfiguring itself into the capital city, has now become a symbol of Malay heritage. The urban encroachment suggests its days are numbered and

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Kampung Bharu: A slice of village life in the concrete jungle of Kuala Lumpur

Apr-20-17

Kampung Bharu is living the irony of its name – in Malaya, it translates to the new village, but in fact, it is a 117-year-old bustling enclave right under the nose of colossal skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur. This piece of land which was given to the displaced Malay farmers, when Kuala Lumpur was transfiguring itself into the capital city, has now become a symbol of Malay heritage. The urban encroachment suggests its days are numbered and

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Bukit Tinggi: Escaping the French way in Malaysia

Jun-07-17

If the quirks of this place can fascinate people yet, I bet its sui generis architecture must have stirred curiosity back in 2000 when it first opened. Despite no colonial history with France, its influence very much exists in Bukit Tinggi, a hill located 48 km north of Kuala Lumpur. Colmar Tropicale, a themed resort, celebrates the eponymous town in north-eastern France through its half-timbered buildings and paste

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Kampung Bharu: A slice of village life in the concrete jungle of Kuala Lumpur

Apr-20-17

Kampung Bharu is living the irony of its name – in Malaya, it translates to the new village, but in fact, it is a 117-year-old bustling enclave right under the nose of colossal skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur. This piece of land which was given to the displaced Malay farmers, when Kuala Lumpur was transfiguring itself into the capital city, has now become a symbol of Malay heritage. The urban encroachment suggests its days are numbered and

Read more »

Kampung Bharu: A slice of village life in the concrete jungle of Kuala Lumpur

Apr-20-17

Kampung Bharu is living the irony of its name – in Malaya, it translates to the new village, but in fact, it is a 117-year-old bustling enclave right under the nose of colossal skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur. This piece of land which was given to the displaced Malay farmers, when Kuala Lumpur was transfiguring itself into the capital city, has now become a symbol of Malay heritage. The urban encroachment suggests its days are numbered and

Read more »