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12 Incredible Photos of Pre-Independence vs Present Day Malaysia - WORLD OF BUZZ
Source: North Borneo Historical Society & Sabah Tourism
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So, the day of our country’s 61st independence is just around the corner, and we definitely have lots of reasons to celebrate this year.

Apart from celebrating the dawn of a new Malaysia, Merdeka is also the time to celebrate the sacrifices our forefathers made in the fight for independence. Malaysia has a rich history and is constantly evolving for the better. Heck, it’s just a trip looking at ancient photos of what our country used to be like mere decades ago!

So, in homage to our country’s 61st year of independence, we’ve compiled some mind-boggling “then vs now” photos of some of the most famous parts of Malaysia. Have a fun trip down memory lane!

 

1. Seremban Station, Seremban 

THEN:

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2. Menara OCBC Medan Pasar, KL

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3. Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, KL

THEN:

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Source: Pinterest

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Source: Pinterest

 

4. Chinatown, Kuching 

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5. Penang Road 

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Source: Anil Netto

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Source: Hotels.com

 

6. Jalan Wong Ah Fook, Johor Bahru 

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JB fish market (left) connected to Jalan Long Ah Fook (right) | Source: Peggy Loh

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Source: sgmytaxi.com

 

7. Pejabat Pos Besar, Alor Setar 

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Source: Tripmondo

 

8. Hugh Low Street, Ipoh 

THEN:

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Source: Wikipedia

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Source: Ipoh Talk

 

9. Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

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10. Klang & Gombak River

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11. Jonker Street, Melaka

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12. Kampung Cina, Kuala Terengganu 

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006 Malaya in the eyes of Adilnor

Source: Basil Adilnor | Flickr

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What a trip, huh?

This Merdeka, let’s not only celebrate our country’s bright future, but also look back on what it took to get where we are today. After all, a country is nothing without its history!

Selamat Hari Merdeka!

 

Also read: Malaysians Are Petitioning to Include This Woman in Our History Syllabus, Here’s Why

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