For years, we been told that Leboh Ampang or the Masjid India area is the Little India of Kuala Lumpur. They were dethroned by Brickfields recently. Ironically after its ascension, the annual Deepavali bazaar at Brickfields seemed less frantic than previous years. Maybe the roads are now one-way and less congested. All the more, it is worth a last-minute visit to take in the sights and sounds of our brand new Little India…
It is three days to Deepavali and things have not really picked up. Maybe last-minute shopping is a Malaysian thing.
To impress Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India, many things were put in place for his visit last week. We now have red-bricked roads with beautiful flower motifs.
One of the new attractions is this fountain at the mini roundabout. Fortunately, many of the old trees were spared execution. ‘The Pines’ nearby was not so lucky.
For me, one of the more fascinating new additions are the street lamps with intricate muruku spirals. Here, 1 muruku is seen against the backdrop of the 1 Sentral building.
I asked this local resident if she can model next to the arches for me. She so graciously obliged. Please excuse the little soot on her chin and arm. That’s because of hanging by the roadside too much, I think
Happy Diwali !
Getting there: MyCen Map to Little India, Brickfields
See also: Little India Klang
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