AT an era of our history, the muddy confluence of the Klang and Gombak rivers served mainly as a means of transport for the tin-mining industry. Its waters were so pristine people would throng to the river at Masjid Jamek to perform ablution before prayers.
Over the years, with the steady erosion of the quality of the river, this activity is now only etched in the annals of history. As societies take shape, its rivers degenerate into waterways for the city’s garbage and sewage. The Klang River was forgotten.