Colonial architecture of 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.

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

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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.

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

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

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