Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Little India to be renamed
In my office, PCs and laptops get upgraded often so that we are abreast of the times. I think people or especially those entrusted with decisions should also get a memory upgrade now and then too. Case in point is the name-change in road names and areas.
After the fiasco of changing Jalan Alor, here we have another similar incident of an unwarranted name-change. The Star today reported that a controversial move to change the name of Klang’s famous Little India to Medan Kelana has sparked a public outcry.
Little India is a famous shopping enclave with 100 pre-war shops on either side of Jalan Tengku Kelana. It draws shoppers by the thousands and is an important income generator for Klang.
Like the case of Jalan Alor, even tourists are chipping in saying it would be a shame to change the name of a place so easily recalled by tourists.
Here we go again!
N.B. A little about Klang from Wikipedia: Klang is the royal capital of the state of Selangor, Malaysia. It is located within the Klang District in Klang Valley. It is located about 32 km to the west of Kuala Lumpur and 6 km east of Port Klang. It was the civil capital of Selangor in an earlier era prior to the emergence of Kuala Lumpur and the current capital, Shah Alam. Port Klang, which is located in the Klang District, is the 13th busiest transshipment port and the 16th busiest container port in the world.