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Today I sharing you the mural on Pudu Prison's wall painted by convict.
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 painted wall of Pudu Jail is no longer there
Malaysia tears down iconic mural wall at prison
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WorldGuru (176) 2007-10-30 20:15
Quite an interesting piece of architecture with a history. I wonder how much solace the prisoners managed to get from the murals?
Good composition and POV!
Chaps (2131) 2007-10-30 22:47
Les belles peintures de l'extérieur font un saisissant contraste avec ce qui devait se passer à l'intérieur...
Bon POV et bonne lumière.
pally3100 (3413) 2007-10-30 23:55
perfect composition on this archictural picture
and glacial also jail is n t arean to life but its perhaps sometime necessary ha! now it s a museum .bye bye now i am going to Liège Center for the childrens...of course
Bye Friend Ally Nadine and Henri_
gracious (20025) 2007-10-31 1:26
I think Pudu jail is the most colourful jailhouse so far I've seen!
well captured with good clarity, vivid colour and details
well seen and well done
jlbrthnn (76037) 2007-10-31 6:41
It is a beautiful frontage, can be a little too beautiful for a prison. I hope that the interior is ausi pleasant for those, guilty or not which must remain there. Framing and beautiful image excel.
Have a nice day
TopGeo (38204) 2007-10-31 15:12
In Greece they say when it opens a school it closes a prison, Beautiful the moment of reception and the amazing plan, you I congratulate.. Tfs/Regards
trekks (14348) 2007-10-31 20:11
You have developed a keen interest on landscape and architecture shots
.u make jail into art form
.angle and lines are nice
.great pov, composition, frame
.colors give soft effect
.how if shoot at lower angle?
.light is perfect
well done for this pudu.
Photo65Net (43120) 2007-11-01 2:08
There is something pleasant in this one compo.
I like the geometrics, the lines combo is nice.
bazal (7900) 2007-11-01 7:08
Interesting document, indeed, even if the subject is not really funny. Interesting to see the contrast between the fact that we are looking at a prison with all the negative aspects that these places have, and the fact that its walls have been used for artistic expression... A bit of an illustration of human being contradictions, maybe...
Thanks for sharing.
toto (0) 2007-11-02 3:34
Belle photo de cette prison qui est jolie vue de l' extérieure avec ces peintures superbes, de l' autre côté de ce mur cela ne doit pas etre triste,d' après ce que l' on explique les conditions de détentions ne sont pas comme dans les notres qui sont de véritable 5* comparré a celle ci.Jolies couleurs et bonne netteté.Belle prise.Si j' ai compris, celle ci est transformée en musée et je trouve que cela est bien.
japiey (10163) 2007-12-14 19:44
The exteriors of the jail look so colourfull...
Good job you do to show what your land is, through pictures.
CaesarP (3924) 2008-11-14 5:04
great Malaysian style, nice pov and colors.
gunbud (34066) 2009-09-09 20:55
Very compelling capture of this grim prison scene.
The colors are alive and ture with sharp details and textures to this old walls.