Reviving a state of mind that can save our urban legacy

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In KL, it’s high time we pause the modernisation process and embrace the past, discover our rich history and pursue the peculiar story of a missing mushroom.

One Sunday morning, I got up at the break of dawn to head into the heart of old KL with my parents. I had been hearing about a volunteer group called Rakan KL that has been organising weekend heritage walks in my city. I thought it would be a nice experience to revisit the past together with my folks and clear the cobwebs in our minds.

After a simple breakfast of plain chee cheong fun (which has been operating in the same spot at the corner of Jalan Hang Lekir and Jalan Petaling for more than 50 years!) we walked up to Jalan Hang Jebat to meet our guide, Adrian Yeo.


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