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For his 180th birthday, Yap Ah Loy gets special commemorative stamps

KUALA LUMPUR: Pos Malaysia and a series of Chinese associations have launched commemorative stamps in honour of the 180th anniversary of Yap Ah Loy’s birth, the third “Kapitan Cina” of Kuala Lumpur.

Who really founded KL: Yap Ah Loy ... or Sutan Puasa?

Independent scholar Abdur-Razzaq Lubis wants to set the record straight: Sutan Puasa was the real founder of Kuala Lumpur.

Portraying the real Yap Ah Loy

Filmmakers interested in producing a TV series on Yap Ah Loy have been urged by one of his descendants to do adequate research so that the true story can be portrayed, writes K.W. MAK.

85-year-old descendant of Yap Ah Loy gets his papers at last

IN his younger days, Yap Choon, a fourth generation descendant of the famous Kapitan Yap Ah Loy, thought that a Malaysian citizenship was not important.

Stamping Yap Ah Loy’s mark in history

KUALA LUMPUR: Yap Ah Loy’s portrait will be immortalised in 2,000 commemorative stamp sets.

Stamping Yap Ah Loy’s legacy

PETALING JAYA: For all that he had given to lay the foundation for the growth of Kuala Lumpur, the descendants of Yap Ah Loy, who are now into the sixth generation, will surely want his contributions as the third Kapitan Cina of Kuala Lumpur remembered as part of the nation’s history.

A school called Yap Ah Loy

KUALA LUMPUR: MCA has proposed to name a new school after Kapitan Cina Yap Ah Loy to commemorate one of the founding fathers of Kuala Lumpur.

New cultural showcase honouring Yap Ah Loy

A cultural hall honouring Yap Ah Loy, the founder of Kuala Lumpur and the third Kapitan Cina, has been launched at the Kwong Tong Cemetery in the city, reported I>China Pr/I>ess.

The Yaps of Kuala Lumpur

Have you noticed that quite a number of streets in Kuala Lumpur are named after the Yaps? There are five streets named after the Yaps — Jalan Yap Ah Loy, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, Jalan Yap Ah Shak, Jalan Yap Tai Chi and the new Jalan Naomi Yap.

The man who rebuilt this city

Almost 150 years ago, he was made the third Kapitan Cina of Kuala Lumpur and laid the foundation for its growth. Today, Sunday Star takes a look at the man that is Yap Ah Loy and his contributions to the capital of Malaysia.