Life is colourful on infamous road

Busy area: The Lorong Haji Taib area is a picture of hustle and bustle during the day, much to the spirit of the enterprising tradesman the area was named after. Industrious tradesman: Haji Mohamed Taib bin Haji Abdul Samad (1858 - 1925), with his diligent and enterprising spirit had made himself one of the richest Malays in Kuala Lumpur in his time. (Photo from the Internet) Second-hand haul: Jalan Haji Taib is closed every evening to make way for this Bundle Market. Wholesale centre: The shops in Lorong Haji Taib are mostly in the wholesale business offering accessories, toys and fruits among others.

THE mention of Lorong Haji Taib is likely to make one cringe. The area is often regarded as the darkest street in Kuala Lumpur because of its unsavoury activities over the many years.

However, the main road and its five lanes named after a tycoon from the 19th century, did not start out that way.

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Environment , Haji Taib , street , heritage


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