Kuala Lumpur, once a sleepy backwater, is today a sprawling metropolis and one of Asia's most exciting destinations. Historical anecdotes about KL's most significant buildings, districts, and people Maps and walking-tours Updated to cover the latest developments in the fast-moving city Includes recommendations from the author on where to sight-see, eat and stay. Easy-to-read yet informative, an ideal introduction to the hidden complexity of KL. Insider's Kuala Lumpur takes the reader on a tour of KL's various districts - the City Centre, Chinatown, Jalan Ampang, Lake Gardens, Bangsar, Bukit Bintang - and gives the inside scoop on the stories behind the city's famous landmarks and personalities. Author Lam Seng Fatt's collection of captivating stories will make you pause, think and appreciate the city in its historical totality. Hear about the disputes over the real founder of the city; the brothels and gambling dens; the adventures of the early pioneers, coffee planters and infamous criminals; the rich towkays who built themselves European-inspired mansions; and the first warders of Pudu Jail - named Fish, Currie, and Rice! In this updated third edition, the latest developments in the cosmopolitan capital are covered, adding a whole new dimension to the already fascinating story. Maps, colour photographs, suggested itineraries, and information on attractions make this an indispensable travel companion.In this updated third edition, the latest developments in the cosmopolitan capital are covered, adding a whole new dimension to the already fascinating story.
|Title||:||Insider's Kuala Lumpur|
|Author||:||Seng Fatt Lam|