Photographer's Note

I hitch-hiked from Melaka to KL. It was not so easy I was waiting for 3 hours in Melaka. A businessman took me to KL.
Kuala Lumpur has its origins in the 1850s, when the Malay Chief of Klang, Raja Abdullah bin Raja Jaafar|Raja Abdullah, hired some Chinese labourers to open new and larger tin mines for tin prospectors. The miners landed at the confluence of Sungai Gombak (previously known as Sungai Lumpur, meaning "muddy river") and Sungai Klang (Klang River) to open mines at Ampang, Pudu and Batu. These mines developed into a trading post which became a frontier town.

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  • Copyright: peter deberny (deberek) (138)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2004-00-00
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-12-24 11:33
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