Modernity closing Brickfields - A story about Brickfields

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About Brickfields ( short Introduction )

BRICKHELDS has undergone many changes since its early days as a land of clay pits where cows used to graze and the railways was a playground for the children of the neighbourhood. MALAXI discovers its appeal as a modern hub with a touch of nostalgic charm.

Brickfields was different back then because there was not much traffic and the city was a lot more green er and serene. There were no such as things as snatch thefts and car accidents were rare.

Bfickfields got its name from the word "brick". "The area was the centre for brick making in the early days when the whole area was a clay pit with cows grazing everywhere.

Brickfields produced the best bricks as good quality bricks is made from clay

Despite its close proximity to Bangsar, there's a vast difference between the two neighbourhoods. There's a lot of history to Brickfields as it is a one of the pioneer settlements in Kuala Lumpur.

(The Lutheran Church in Jalan Berhala)

Indeed, the whole stretch of Jalan Tun Sambanthan (formerly Jalan Brickfields) is interspersed with old colonial structures.

Right at one end of the road you have the century old Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), which has become an integral landmark in Brickfields.

Further down is the charming Vivekaoanda Ashram that was built in the early 19th century.

The charming 100 quarters in Jalan Rozario are still there although modem buildings have cropped up all round,"

Brickfields is also tagged a "Divine Location" as many famous religious structures, some almost 100 years old, are concentrated in the area, particularly Jalan Bethala.

The aptly-named road houses the Buddhist Maha Vihara Temple, the Amlmegu Sree Veera Haouman Temple, the 56 Sakthi Vinayagar Temple, the Lutheran Church and even the 50-year
old Three Teachings Chinese Temple.

The area is also popular for its banana leaf delights and thosai (Indian pancake).

Apart from KL Sentrai, the area now boasts hotels, condominiums, and omce complexes, lending it a new image - an image of the future!

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The Well-preserved 100 quarters in Jalan Rozario

A sign of the times - the KL Monorail whizzing past Brickfields' 50-year-old Chinese Temple (with green roof)


Brickfields ViewAn aerial view of Brickfields

Brickfields ViewAn aerial view of Brickfields

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