Stunning colonial heritage of Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur can often seem like a city which is in love with the future, such is the frenetic pace of development. But if you know where to look, there are still plenty of reminders of times gone by. Of particular interest are the colonial-era buildings which still grace KL.


Dataran Merdeka (Independence Square) houses the greatest concentration of British colonial edifices, many of them dating back more than a century. The square lies just a few hundred metres from where KL was founded by a band of intrepid Chinese tin miners back in 1857.

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