YOU would no doubt be aware of Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman in Kuala Lumpur. The road, known previously as Batu Road, is a stretch of road in the capital well known for its boutiques and shopping arcades.
Named after our first Yang di-Pertuan Agong (not our first Prime Minister, mind you), this piece of road has yet to be consumed entirely by modernisation. The skyscrapers that dot the other major roads in the city have yet to take root in Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman; its buildings have yet to look like lifeless cages of steel and glass. Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman still retains many of the charms of the Kuala Lumpur of yore.