Architecture in Malaya (part II)

Housed in a magnificent printing house built in 1899, the recently-opened Kuala Lumpur City Gallery offers an impressive diorama showing what the city centre would have looked like back in the day.

More useful for the wargamer are the various standalone scale models, some of which are even for sale (though at approximately £140 each these exquisitely crafted beauties aren’t cheap!).

A nice change from the overrepresented (but nonetheless charming) shophouses is a pair of traditional Malay houses you would have encountered in any rural kampong during the war years.

For real world examples the Perak cities of Ipoh and Taiping cannot be beat.

Not that KL doesn’t have any gems of its own to offer:

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