Kam Raslan and Simon Soon discuss the Selangor Journal, published as a fortnightly newssheet over a five-year period in the last decade of the 19th century, for the European community living in Kuala Lumpur at the time. The newssheet included local news and on- going research reports, gossip columns and writings on other aspects of life in the Federated Malay States. From 1893 – 1897, it also tells the growth of Kuala Lumpur through some of its most cherished landmarks, from the gotong- royong project that created the Lake Gardens to the creative accounting that realised the city’s most iconic colonial building — the New Government offices, better known today as the Sultan Abdul Samad building.
4 MAY 2019, 3:00PM
(this event was earlier scheduled for 23 March 2019)
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