Kuala Lumpur Street Names
Kuala Lumpur's street names reflect its rich mix of cultures and its growth from a small tin mining settlement to the leading capital city it is today.
This encyclopedic A-to-Z guide explores the meanings and origins of KL's street names, past and present – from those named after notable persons and prominent landmarks (often bygone), to those named after local flora and fauna. Themed clusters, such as the streets in Taman Sri Bahtera named after traditional Malay boats, lend their neighbourhoods a distinct identity. Of particular historical interest in KL is the renaming of its streets over the years, ranging from literal translations (for example Church Road becoming Jalan Gereja), to completely new names (Parry Road to Jalan P Ramlee).
Drawing on extensive research, authors Mariana Isa and Maganjeet Kaur uncover the stories behind more than 1,500 street names, providing a fascinating new perspective on Kuala Lumpur's evolution over the years.
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