Kuala Lumpur, translated as: “muddy confluence,” “muddy estuary,” and “muddy city”; and often in short we call it as K.L. is the capital and largest city of Malaysia. More precisely, the Greater Kuala Lumpur, also known as the Klang Valley. It is the fastest growing metropolitan region in the country, in terms of population as well as economy.
One of the heritage icon in Chinatown,Kuala Lumpur
~ Yan Keng Benevolent Dramatic Association ~
The associations that were formed to assist the Chinese migrants can be based upon groupings of clans, trades, cultural and social activities.
An example of a cultural association is the Yan Keng Benevolent Dramatic Association. Founded in 1920, it is one of the oldest Chinese opera clubs in Kuala Lumpur. It raises money for charity by performances of Chinese opera and choral singing. The money is mainly donated to the old folks’ homes, hospitals and schools. As membership decreased, part of the premises is now sublet for extra revenue.
The tall parapet wall, facing Jalan Hang Jebat, with the name of the Association on it, replaces the original balustrades typical of the period. Beautiful classical arches line the five-foot way.
*Source from Badan Warisan Malaysia*