New book connects readers to KL Chinatown's culture, history, architecture, food


Chan She Shu Yuen Clan Ancestral Hall houses the largest collection of pottery figurines outside of China, made by the famous Wu QiYi guild. The pottery figurines can be seen on the roof ridge and on the walls. Photo: Lin Ho

If the walls could talk, the old buildings in Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur would leave you spellbound with their colourful tales.

A new design and architecture book, New In The Old: Chinatown Kuala Lumpur, offers readers a glimpse into this rich cultural past and old city charm, while highlighting the area’s new businesses and a younger generation of owners, the adaptive reuse of old buildings, the food and vibrant culture of Chinatown.

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