Report - Former Arabic School, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, January 2018

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Jan 15, 2013
1. The History
Had a bit of a dig and managed to find some info on this place. The International Modern Arabic School (IMAS) was established in 2007 by the Al Noor Foundation as a bilingual, Arabic-British, non-profit institution. Initially with a total of 220 students, IMAS occupied a position amongst Arabic and International schools in the Malaysian Capital, Kuala Lumpur in the Bukit Tunku area. However, in 2010 with the school host to 400 students, they were forced to close the school due to landslides. The landslide in question occurred at 4am on the morning of 19th May. The school initially closed for two weeks but when the site became unsafe to reoccupy, the school moved next to the Diplomatic Enclave in the administrative city of Putrajaya. The school went on to flourish and by the year 2012, the number of students had increased to more than 700 and the school acquired Arabic and International recognition. Today, the total number of students enrolled at IMAS has further increased to 1,600 students from 68 different nationalities.

2. The Explore
A completely random explore. Came across this place while heading for another destination. This specialist Arabic school was initially based in KL in 2007 but from the looks of things, were forced to move location due the afore mentioned landslides. However, while these occurred in 2010, the rental agreement with RAC makes reference to 2013. Unfortunately, the weather was dreadful and the light poor but managed to get enough shots of this place to merit a report.

3. The Pictures:

This looks interesting.

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So up the stairs we go:

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Well looky here:

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Nice to get some respect:

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All quiet in the canteen:

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And nature’s getting a hold of the courtyard:

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This must have been the kindergarten:

by HughieDW, on Flickr

Termination of tenancy notice with Railway Asset Corporation:

by HughieDW, on Flickr

by HughieDW, on Flickr

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

Since IMAS moved out the site has been empty and forlorn:

by HughieDW, on Flickr

And back down we go:

by HughieDW, on Flickr

by HughieDW, on Flickr

by HughieDW, on Flickr