“Padang” means open field and “merdeka” means independence from the Malay words. This is the field where most of the big ‘happenings’ or celebrations took place. There were National Day celebrations, New Year big bangs, Formula One preview (yeah… those cars were burning a lot of rubbers on this short track!), remember the Press Run? It all happened right here.

view from Padang

The picture above showing Sarawak Museum on the background.

view from Padang

This is a view of Jalan McDougall (McDougall Road)

view from Padang

St. Thomas Cathedral

view from Padang

The Sikh temple on the left and the old Mosque on the right. Three different religion place of worships within 1km radius… this is called religious harmony.

view from Padang

A view of the General Post Office on the right, the white squarish building (centre) was The Pavilion (built in 1909) has now been renovated into a textile museum. On the background (that pointed roof) is the new DUN (Dewan Undangan Negeri) State Assembly building still under construction.

view from Padang

Building on the left-centre is Wisma Empire and the blue roofing on the right is the Police Station over looking Jalan Khoo Hun Yeang.

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