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post Jan 11 2011, 05:20 PM

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Majestic Cinema Jalan Pudu - circa 1940s/1950s
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1960s Ampang Park
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Status of some of the old, stand-alone cinemas in Kuala Lumpur:

1) Cathay Cinema (Bukit Bintang) - opened in 1958 & closed in December 1997 - demolished in 2002 - now an open-air car park.
2) Pavilion Cinema (Bukit Bintang) - opened in 1935; located next to Cathay cinema - originally shows mainly English movies until Cathay opened - closed in 1996 & demolished in 2000. Now an open-air car park.
3) Rex Cinema (Jalan Sultan, near Chinatown) - closed - original burnt down in early 70's - new one erected in 1976 - Shows mainly English movies.
4) Madras Cinema (Petaling Street in Madras Lane) - said to be haunted & was burnt down in 1978 - Shaw Brothers never rebuilt it & now is an open-air carpark
5) Lido Cinema (Brickfields) - closed & demolished - generally Indian movies
6) Federal Cinema (Jalan Raja Laut/Chow Kit) - closed on 31 August 2001 - originally single-screen but was later converted into a twin-screen in early 90's - English movies
7) Capitol Cinema - (Jalan Raja Laut/Chow Kit) - closed in 2000 - opened in 1947; located next to Federal - shows Chinese movies until 1996 when it switches to showing Indian movies
8) Odeon Cinema (Jalan Dang Wangi) - still opened - Built by Cathay Organisation in 1936 - shows movies until November 1997 - now an arcade selling clothes, magazines, electronic goods and snacks.
9) Majestic Cinema (Jalan Pudu) - was opened in the 1930's. It was demolished in 2006 and the site remains an empty lot in 2009.
10) Sentul Cinema (Sentul) - opened early 70's by Shaw - shows a mixture of Chinese, English, Malay, Indonesian & Indian movies - closed in 1984 and it became a furniture retail and a restaurant.
11) Coliseum Cinema (Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman) - built in the late 1930s and still open till now - seats 900 patrons & shows mainly Tamil & Hindi movies - has been gazetted by Government for preservation.

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post Jan 11 2011, 05:27 PM

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Bukit Bintang 1960s
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post Jan 11 2011, 05:33 PM

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post Jan 11 2011, 05:38 PM

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i found an interesting list of old name of roads in KL
Ampang Road - Jalan Ampang
Ampang Street - Leboh Ampang
Batu Road - Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman
Birch Road - Jalan Maharajalela
Bluff Road - Jalan Bukit Aman
Brickfields Road - Jalan Sambanthan
Campbell Road - Jalan Dang Wangi
Cecil Street - Jalan Hang Lekir
Church Street - Jalan Gereja
Clarke Street - Jalan Mahkamah Tinggi
Club Road - Jalan Parlimen
Cross Street - Jalan Silang
Dickson Street - Jalan Masjid India
Davidson Road - Jalan Hang Jebat
Foch Avenue - Jalan Cheng Lock
High Street - Jalan Bandar - Jalan Tun H S Lee
Holland Road - Jalan Mahkamah Persekutuan
Hospital Road - Jalan Chendersari
Java Street - Mountbatten Road - Jalan Tun Perak
Klyne Street - Jalan Hang Lekiu
Malacca Street - Jalan Melaka
Market Street - Leboh Pasar Besar
Old Market Square (Macao Street + Hokkien Street) - Medan Pasar
Parry Road - Jalan P Ramlee
Petaling Street - Jalan Petaling
Pudoh Street - Jalan Pudu
Rodger Street - Jalan Hang Kasturi
Shaw Road - Jalan Hang Tuah
Station Street - Jalan Balai Polis
Sultan Street - Jalan Sultan
Swettenham Road - Jalan Mahameru
Theatre Street - Jalan Panggong
Treacher Road - Jalan Sultan Ismail
Venning Road - Jalan Perdana
Victoria Avenue - Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin
Weld Road - Jalan Raja Chulan
Birch Road - Jalan Maharajalela
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post Jan 11 2011, 05:43 PM

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QUOTE(xplodingplastix @ Jan 11 2011, 05:40 PM)
why teh f they changed the name. saying wanted to keep the history safe but change english to melei. racing begins long time ago?
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after merdeka time..all change in bahasa.no more pemerintahan british
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post Jan 11 2011, 05:52 PM

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{ Oleh Mohd Azis Ngah

MEI 1973, sebuah kompleks berharga RM10 juta dibuka dan secara tidak rasmi menjadi mercu tanda Kuala Lumpur pada masa itu kerana ia satu-satunya bangunan pencakar langit di pusat bandar raya yang menjadi kebanggaan warga kota.
Kompleks Campbell itu mengandungi podium setinggi empat tingkat menempatkan gedung pakaian, kedai kamera, kedai jahit, restoran, bar, sebuah kelab malam serta bangunan pejabat setinggi 20 tingkat.
Ketika usianya baru mencecah tiga tahun, bangunan itu hangus dijilat api pada 8 April 1976 yang disifatkan tragedi paling besar pada era 70-an kerana pasukan bomba dan penyelamat terpaksa mengambil masa hampir 30 jam untuk memadamkan kebakaran itu.
Kejadian dikatakan bermula pada jam 10.30 malam dan api marak sehingga jam 2 pagi di bangunan yang menempatkan 180 kedai serta 20 tingkat bangunan pejabat.
Bangunan itu menempatkan Ibu Pejabat Bank Kerjasama Rakyat, Lembaga Latihan Persijilan Perusahaan Ketukangan Kebangsaan, seksyen akaun Pertubuhan Keselamatan Sosiol (Perkeso).
API merebak memusnahkan seluruh bangunan dan kompleks
Kejadian disifatkan media sama seperti filem ‘The Towering Inferno’ yang mendapat sambutan hangat di pawagam ketika itu.
Seorang peniaga, Yap Leong Hoem, 59, maut selepas terjun dari tingkat dua kompleks berkenaan manakala lebih 1,000 orang hilang pekerjaan - antaranya pekerja Emporium Campbell, pejabat, gerai kompleks, kedai pakaian, alat solek, kedai kasut, kedai rekod dan syarikat pelancongan.
Kebakaran itu mula disedari seorang pengawal keselamatan yang bertugas di tingkat dua kompleks selepas ternampak kepulan asap keluar daripada sebuah kedai batik kira-kira jam 10.45 malam dan asap mula menyelubungi seluruh tingkat berkenaan.
Ketika itu, kebanyakan kedai di situ sudah ditutup kerana hanya beroperasi sehingga jam 10 malam setiap hari.

Pengawal keselamatan bersama seorang lagi rakannya cuba memadam kebakaran awal menggunakan alat pemadam api tetapi gagal kerana api marak terlalu cepat.

Mangsa yang terkorban, Yap Leong Hoem, dikatakan berada di tingkat dua dan terlalu panik menyebabkannya membuat pilihan nekad dengan terjun bangunan dan disahkan meninggal dunia ketika dalam perjalanan ke Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL).

Enam lagi termasuk wanita yang berada di kelab malam di tingkat lima turut pengsan kerana terhidu asap tebal.

Pasukan bomba mula memasuki bangunan dengan memakai topeng gas serta membawa tangki oksigen untuk menyelamat dan memadam kebakaran tetapi usaha awal mereka selama dua jam tidak begitu berhasil.

Pasukan Simpanan Persekutuan (FRU) turut membantu mengawal keadaan dan Jalan Campbell mula ditutup kepada orang ramai bagi memudahkan usaha mengawal dan memadam kebakaran.

Wartawan Berita Harian yang membuat liputan kebakaran, Muhammad Sharom Suboh bersama dua rakan setugas, Halim Majid dan Ali Mansor menyifatkan kejadian itu amat menggerunkan tetapi memberi banyak pengalaman serta pengajaran.

“Kami dapat menyaksikan api merebak dari satu tingkat ke satu tingkat lain. Satu demi satu tingkat hangus, kaca pecah dan berterbangan. Orang ramai memenuhi segenap penjuru kawasan sekitar untuk melihat sendiri kebakaran.

“Ia menggerunkan kerana itulah pengalaman pertama menyaksikan kebakaran begitu besar. Walaupun hujan lebat pada tengah hari, ia tidak memadai untuk membantu pasukan bomba. Ketika itu pun, kelengkapan pasukan bomba tidak secanggih sekarang.

“Wartawan juga bertugas membuat liputan 24 jam sehari kerana kebakaran serta operasi memadam mengambil masa terlalu lama,” katanya.

Sharom yang berusia 19 tahun ketika itu dan kini memegang jawatan Ketua Perkhidmatan Sokongan Editorial NSTP menjelaskan, warga kota yang bangun pagi pada hari kejadian untuk keluar bekerja serta menjalankan urusan harian terkejut dengan kejadian yang meranapkan bangunan kebanggaan ibu kota.

Kebakaran itu dikatakan menyebabkan kerugian kira-kira RM50 juta dan difahamkan, bangunan itu diinsuranskan sebanyak RM30 juta. Setiap kedai di situ dilapor mengambil insurans sekurang-kurangnya RM100,000.

Kejadian itu turut menarik perhatian Menteri Kebajikan Am, Aishah Ghani; Ahli Parlimen Bukit Bintang, Lee Lam Thye serta Penolong Ketua Polis Negara, Datuk Mahmud Yunus.
-Berita Harian-
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KEADAAN bangunan 20 tingkat sehari selepas kebakaran.
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post Jan 11 2011, 06:24 PM

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post Jan 13 2011, 03:05 PM

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Mimaland was a water theme park located in Gombak, Selangor famous before sunway lagoon now
Duration Of Operation : 1975 To 1994

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Mimaland NOW

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post Jan 13 2011, 05:55 PM

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These two very fascinating images are from Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia 1960's
First One is Kuala Lumpur International Airport
Second One is a development in PJ 1960's
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post Jan 13 2011, 06:19 PM

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High Street and Foch Avenue, Kuala Lumpur, 1960
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somewhere in Imbi Road KL - 1960s
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SK. Jalan Hang Tuah(1) or 'Weld Road Primary English School Kuala Lumpur'
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KL 19080s
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