Brickfields is experiencing a lot of changes currently. For once, there is probably the biggest construction area around KL Sentral with a new shopping mall (Nu Sentral), hotels and office towers in the making. On the other side is the old Brickfields area which is currently undergoing a redevelopment process. Fortunately, the money here is spent on beautification projects keeping the historical structures and cultures in place - making Little India more attraction for residents and tourists as well.
We went on a walk a few days before the Deepavali festival which makes the area even more colourful with decorations and street markets.
Jalan Tun Sambathan (formerly Jalan Brickfields) runs through the heart of Brickfields. On the left you can see the old part of Brickfields and on the right is the modern KL Sentral area. On the picture you can see the construction of the Nu Sentral shopping mall. In the centre of image is the KL Sentral Monorail station, which is the last stop of the line. When you arrive with the Monorail at the KL Sentral station you can go left und around the construction site to reach KL Sentral main railway station which is a hub for transports to the Airport and short and long distance trains. On our walk we turned left after leaving the Monorail station and followed Jalan Tun Sambanthan into the heart of Little India.
Looking back with the view of the Twin Towers in the background
residential area with Buddhist Maha Vihara temple in the background
Before Deepavali, there is a street marking all along Jalan Tun Sambanthan
Stall selling Murrukuk (hanging a from top in the plastic bags) and other Southern Indian snacks
the colourful arches were part of the recent redevelopment of Little India
view of Little India from a pedestrian bridge, in the background you can see the high-rises of the KL Sentral development area
little market selling fruits and Flower Leis
the spice section of an Indian grocery shop
Indian jeweleries everywhere
one of the many Mamak restaurant (the term mamak refers to Tamil Muslims, who run most of the Indian restaurants in Malaysia)
colourful lamps and other decoration in front of a shop