* Another 2 photoes in Workshop
Located at Hang Tuah Road, 5 minutes by walk from Bukit Bintang.
The Pudu Prison was built in 1895 as a prison in Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur area. As such, it was used to house criminals including drug offenders and was a location for administering corporal punishment through rattan caning.
The prison was closed for several years following the 1986 execution of Kevin Barlow and Brian Chambers, both Australian nationals, for the drug trafficking of heroin. It was reopened in early 2004 for a short time as a museum.
The cells were horrific, each equipped with a window only the size of a shoebox. Ironically, the prison also features murals painted on the walls circling the compound, depicting scenes of nature.
It is no longer used as a prison and while it was once open as a museum, it is currently a police station and can be viewed only from the outside. (A clear view is obtained from the monorail train between Imbi and Hang Tuah stations.) Currently, it serves as a day-holding facility for prisoners attending court hearings. It is proposed to build a low security prison on the site for drug abusers in the future.
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22-06-2010 The Pudu Jail is no longer there
Malaysia tears down iconic mural wall at prison
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gracious (20025) 2007-10-07 19:38
thank you for the useful notes and information regarding Pudu jail in KL! It's a up-to-date news indeed!
captured well with exposure and focus! also the other 2 in the workshop!
thanks for sharing
zeca (19762) 2007-10-07 20:16
Its a nice report, Ally, with an interesting note about it. The lights were not playing to your team, so the colours are a little bit dead. Its a pity that you´ve cutted the man's feet. Thanks for sharing!
pally3100 (3413) 2007-10-07 22:01
It'sn t a very funny subject this day i don"t wanted thinking what there are over the doors "ouf" i read in the text that there was closed its a good things A good picture of this now becoming a museum.
Chaps (2131) 2007-10-08 1:07
Merci pour ta contribution à notre connaissance de cette région.Il ne devait pas faire bon être enfermé ici!
robertosalguero (288) 2007-10-09 0:31
Hello Ally. Tis is a nice building facade. Too bad you cropped the tip of the left dome. The angle is excellent here and the inclusion of the man on the foreground add size to the building and view. Nice colours but light could be better. Thanks Ally :-)
Massimo (24) 2008-11-10 7:00
ciao Ally, very picturesque image... initially I thought il was a church... hi!