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Report - Old Colonial Houses, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, January 2018

HughieD

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#1
1. The History
This row of eight old colonial houses face the busy Jalan Raja Chulan (formerly known as Weld Road) in the Bukit Nanas area of KL. Built in 1930, it was originally called the Serani Row. An elaborate crest on the wall bears the initials OES and the date of completion recorded as 1931.

They have seen better days as the houses now vary in states of repair, from completely derelict on the left-hand side to moderately good nick on the right-hand-side. The six in-between houses vary from abandoned to just-about-habitable. In their day they probably represented the very best and elite accommodation in the city and formerly home to a Eurasian community.

2. The Visit
Things move fast in KL. My intended revisit round the corner was scuppered as the bulldozers had obliterated this lovely corner of KL. When I came round the corner I saw they had erected the same high blue corrugated wall around these lovely buildings. But they were still there plus you could just go round the wall. So off I tootled.

3. The Pictures

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

That famous bit of graff:

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

…and some other graph:

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

The first house is just a shell:

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

This place is in the second worst nick:

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

Inside the second-worst conditioned house:

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

The gate for next door:

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

This place is in better nick:

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

Rubbish, including human excrement abounds:

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

The tiles that can be found on the front of all houses are a joy:

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

Looking along the row:

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

And the OES crest, which, despite much research, still remains a mystery:

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

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by HughieDW, on Flickr