Saturday, November 17, 2007

A Village Called Kg Abdullah Hukum

By the tracks of the KTMB line, sandwiched between Bangsar and Midvalley there is a forgotten village that many never notices. A collection of wooden kampung houses with a mixed population of the various races, this place seems to be anchored in place, yet at the same time out of place as the surrounding areas are developed into high rise apartments, malls and commercial areas and it is left as it was, a collection of village huts and squatter houses.

Flickr KL decided to photograph the place before it was finally demolished, which happened recently as nearly half the houses have already gone when I passed by recently. Even when we were there many of the houses were already empty and vacated. Sadly such villages will be rarer and rarer still as Kuala Lumpur marches onwards to being developed.

Mail-Address

Will this post box ever see another letter delivered?

Train-Tracks01

You know us Flickrs are crazy when a whole bunch of us dash to the train tracks to shoot even when a train could dash by over 100km an hour with little warning.

Car-By-Stream

Proton Wira parked by the little stream leading to the village.

Kampung-Mosque01

The village mosque, standing proud.

Cat-Meow

Cute little cat, lots of them there.

Colour-Towel

Towel hanging outside kampung.

Door-Greenery

Plenty of greenery sprucing up the wooden facade of the village.

Doorsteps

Steps leading to a kampung house.

Door-Handles

Details of a pair of door handles.

Forgotten

A reminder of things to come, a kampung house abandoned.

Lion-Brand

Details of the lion brand zinc roofing at a village wall.

Progress

Progress encroaches into another small idyllic part of KL, soon scene will be no more and many Malaysians will not be the wiser about it.

Black-Hen

Mother hen and her two black chicks.

Siapa

Coconut husk.

Changes

Progress encroaches into another small idyllic part of KL, soon scene will be no more and many Malaysians will not be the wiser about it.

Discarded-Toy

Discarded yet still full of memories of the person who used it last.

3 comments:

mahaguru58 said...

Great photos Kervin!

Very informative and excellent perspectives of the kampong.

You have captured the gist of kampong life as it remains for the moment now.

Can complie all such photos and publish them as a coffeetable book.

mahaguru58 said...

Sorry for the typo error in my last sentence.

Should read - 'compile'.

hyelbaine said...

Excellent as always bro, excellent ;)

Cheers!!! :D