Friday, March 18, 2011

Death row in Pudu Jail or is it Pudu Jail in Death row now?

December 2006
History of the Pudu Jail is found in this wiki website

Aerial photo from Wiki website above. Construction began in 1891 and was completed in 1895


A history of the Pudu Jail can be viewed in the History Channel video above.


June 2010 
The Eastern Wall along Jalan Pudu was first demolished for widening the road.



August 2010
This photo was taken from the Sun Complex building to see that the Eastern along Jalan Pudu is completely demolished.
The Northern wall with the murals seen on it painted by a former convict who spent time in this prison will not remain for long also.

This is the Northern wall seen on the right of the main gate and tower along Jalan Imbi.

View of further right of the Northern wall....

...where the Northern wall joins perpendicular to the Western wall seen in the above photo.

March 2011

Is this the last prisoner being released from the famous Pudu Jail of Kuala Lumpur? No, it's just Me cheering Freedom, Freedom, Freedom! Checking to see the main gate is still there.

Construction begins for the Bukit Bintang City Centre on the land where the former Pudu Jail was built on in 1891 and completed in 1895. Demolition of the Pudu jail started in June 2010 and by December 2012, all buildings within the Pudu Prison complex were completely demolished, with only a part of the exterior wall and main gate still standing.

June 2013
Photo of the site cleared of all the old prison buidings

Photo from the wiki website link shared above. 


Feb 2018


Video of the site from the North wall swinging from left to right or where the West Wall was to the East Wall which have been completely demolished. The Bukit Bintang City Centre building that serves as the office for managing the construction of the entire project is seen in the rear will lit up with the name of the Centre at the top zoomed in by the camera.

The original entrance of the North wall preserved with the construction office lit up in the background.

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