Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman – Masjid India

Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman - Masjid India, Kuala Lumpur

 

Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman is an important shopping street and is called by some, the Golden Mile. The textile business flourished and between household names such as Globe Silk Store, G.S. Gill and P. Lal Store emerged. An Indian Mosque was built to serve the growing population of Indian merchants. The golden age of cinema in Hollywood saw two beautiful art deco cinemas in the form of the Coliseum and the Odeon emerging amongst the busy shophouses.

 

DATARAN MEDAN PASAR (OLD MARKET SQUARE)

Dataran Medan Pasar - Kuala Lumpur

Dataran Medan Pasar (also known as the Old Market Square) is a square surrounded by the oldest and some of the most of ornate shop houses of Kuala Lumpur. It was formerly the centre of Kuala Lumpur’s original township established in the 1870s by Yap Ah Loy the then Kapitan China (Chinese headman) of Kuala Lumpur. In the middle of the square, stands a clock tower that was built to commemorate the coronation of King George IV. The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has beautified and upgraded Dataran Medan Pasar into a venue for fairs, exhibitions, festivals and cultural events. In 1907, AB Hubback, Government Architect, presented to the Sanitary Board design guidelines for shop houses to be erected in the Square. This has resulted to a gracious symmetry of the Square as a whole. The three-storey shop houses are examples of ornate Neo-classical designs, as evidenced by the decorative plaster garlands, roof-top gables and balustrades. Later, two classic Art Deco structures, the Maybank Finance Berhad building and the Clock Tower, were built. The Tower was erected in 1937 to commemorate the coronation of
King George VI. The sunburst motif, a common Art Deco design, is featured at the base.

 

COLISEUM CINEMA
Open Daily: 12.00 pm – 11.30 pm
(Midnight shows available on Fridays and Saturdays)

Coliseum Cinema, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman - Kuala Lumpur

Coliseum Cinema was the first to open its doors in Malaysia. It was a popular cinema for moviegoers interested in Malay and Hindi films. A well-known chinese businessman and property developer, built this neo-classical structure and leased it to an operator who opened this cinema in 1921. Many Malay Operas were performed by itinerant troupes here in the 1930s. However, in 2012 the cinema rebranded itself as LFS Coliseum Cineplex. The cinema has 2 halls and a seating capacity of 474. Hall 1 plays all movies including Hollywood titles while Hall 2 plays only Tamil and Hindi movies.

 

MASJID INDIA BAZAAR
Jalan Masjid India
Daily: 10.00am – 10.00pm

Masjid India Bazaar - Kuala Lumpur

Masjid India Bazaar is a popular covered bazaar packed with shops specializing in traditional Malay shops specializing in batik and songkok (headgear for Malay men), prayer mats, robes, jewelry and oddities. This street is lined with Malay and Indian shops selling perfumes, spices, incense, saris, brassware and jewellers. To capture the pulse of shopping in Kuala Lumpur, take a walk along Jalan Masjid India. This street is lively, with a heady mix of color, aroma and sounds. The street exudes a similar feel to the popular street bazaar called Petaling Street in Chinatown. This street is even more vibrant during the Muslim fasting month.

 

KL SOGO
Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman
Open Daily: 10.00am- 9.30pm

Shopping At Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman - Kuala Lumpur

KL Sogo is one of the leading retailers in the city with a huge department store with multi-storey, offering the latest fashion trends, home convenience wares, hottest sales and promotions. This award-winning shopping complex also has a fair selection of restaurants and entertainment outlets. Visitors can find a wide range of cosmetics and fragrances, fashion clothes, home furnishing, children and infant wear, electronics and gadgets.

 

PERTAMA COMPLEX
Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman
Open Daily: 9.00am – 9.00pm

Pertama Complex - Kuala Lumpur

Pertama Complex was one of the earliest shopping malls built by the Urban Development Authority, a semi-government body. Opened in 1976, the shopping mall offers bargain prices for original leather shoes, leather ware, trophies, sports and outdoor items.

 

CAMPBELL SHOPPING COMPLEX
Jalan Dang Wangi
Open Daily: 10.00am – 10.00pm

Campbell Shopping Complex - Kuala Lumpur

Campbell Shopping Complex is one of the oldest shopping complexes in the city, offering a wide range of clothing, jewelry, leather products, footwear and electrical appliances. The complex stands strategically in the city’s financial and commercial district. This complex has several pubs for shoppers looking for a quick beer while they take a break from shopping. Within walking distance from the Campbell Shopping Complex are other interesting malls such as the Pertama Complex and KL Sogo.

 

MAJU JUNCTION MALL
Jalan Sultan Ismail
Open Daily: 10.00am – 10.00pm

Maju Junction Mall - Kuala Lumpur

Maju Junction Mall is a shopping centre specializing in Malay clothes, and wedding apparel. It also has several food outlets ranging from restaurants, cafés and fast food that are mainly patronized by office workers due to the presence of government departments in the building. This mall is also a one-stop centre to pay utility bills.

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