How was life like in Kuala Lumpur in the late 19th century?
This section aims to give a background on the early history of Kuala Lumpur by covering some interesting facts about life in Kuala Lumpur and Malaya in general in the late 19th century.
Originated from the Portuguese.....had the powers of a typical Malay chief.....the office became assimilated to the local political system.
Long swords with a dagger tucked into their waist belts.....
Sturdy stockade made of tree trunks.....lines of defensive pits.
The Chinese developed the open-cast method.....tin ore was smelted twice a year in a furnace.
First built by Yap Ah Loy in the 1864.....in honour of Shin Kap.....relocated the temple in 1885.....a place of good fengshui.....the leadership of the Chinese community held meetings there.....procession in 1902 cost over $100,000.....charity to schools and hospitals.
Hakka word "muddy uncleared forest".....Kuala Gombak?.....shortened the original name.
"Venetian-blind" sails and flat-bottomed hull.....Malay-Javanese word "jung".....un Junco do Rey de Malacca.
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