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Tales of Kajang’s history link its peoples together.

Whenever Malaysians think of Kajang, they think of satay. People come here to eat satay, and in turn, satay shops here have expanded to other parts of Malaysia.

“Well, satay is one part of Kajang’s history,” says Lee Kim Sin, 64, as we sat down to a meal of what else but sticks of smoky chicken skewers dipped in spicy peanut sauce.

It is admittedly a delicious heritage.

Relatively few, though, know about the other parts of Kajang’s history, or that its tin-mining past predates KL. Many don’t realise that Kajang still has beautiful pre-war buildings where the old trades still flourish.

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