Friday, 30 March 2012

Jalan Melayu In Kuala Lumpur

It was a discovery by chance the one day the name of this road in Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Melayu. It was out of my knowledge that there one road in Kuala Lumpur named as such. This Fousquare map below shows the location. Or you can check on streetsdirectory.
I was on my way back from Padang Merbok to attend a sports function and took a short cut to the Mesjid Jamek LRT Station. It was then I saw the arch with the Jawi script showing prominently Jalan Melayu and the Romanise alphabets below. Hats off to DBKL (maybe) who erected the arch and using the Jawi script on it as this picture shows
At least what Hang Tuah had coined "Tak kan Melayu Hilang Di Dunia" will still stand in the midst of development of this metropolitan city. 

Off Jalan Melayu is a pedestrian mall that was part of the popular Jalan Mesjid India making way for stalls selling varieties of wares from souvenirs to clothings and traditional medicine. However nowadays its very difficult to hear someone say, "Let's go to Jalan Melayu", but will say, "Let's go to Mesjid India". Maybe Mesjid India and Jalan Mesjid India stands more prominently than Jalan Melayu. 

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