List of roads in Kuala Lumpur

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Ampang Road at night
Cheng Lock Road.
Tuanku Abdul Rahman Road, facing towards Merdeka Square.
The bazaar strip along Tuanku Abdul Rahman Road in Kuala Lumpur.
Road sign showing Maharajalela Road with its old name Birch Road.
Raja Laut Avenue.
Jalan Tun Razak.
Persiaran Raja Chulan.

Like all other historical urban centres, the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, contains a number of current and old roads and streets across the city.

This article contains an alphabetical list of notable roads within Kuala Lumpur.

Overview[edit]

The names of the majority of older roads in and around Kuala Lumpur were originally formed during British rule in Selangor, and as such, were in English and named after British figures of various fields, a handful of local dignitaries or royalties, districts, local populations, landmarks or geographical features. Other surrounding locales, such as Kampung Baru, Pudu, Imbi and Sentul have had roads known primarily in Malay since colonial rule.

Following Malaya's independence in 1957 and the formation of Malaysia in 1963, street names in Kuala Lumpur were translated into the Malay language, some of which were given more simplified descriptions (i.e. "Old Market Square" as "Medan Pasar Besar" and "Foch Avenue" as "Jalan Foch"), as Malay was officially adopted as the official language of Malaysia in 1967.

The vast majority of the street names was further renamed en masse in 1981, as part of post-independence decolonisation pushed by the then newly elected Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir Mohammad. Street names which previously featured semblances of English origins were replaced by those commemorating local Malay figures, Malay culture and key politicians in Malaya/Malaysia. The renaming included roads in the core of old Kuala Lumpur, as well as major thoroughfares in the city. Further renaming of old street names persists to date, with the latest round of revision conducted by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall in 2007 on streets in Pudu and in the fringe towns of Sungai Besi and Jinjang, where English and British-named street names were still in use. Minor roads, however, are typically spared from this form of renaming.

The accelerated development of the city after the country's independence also contributed to the widening of existing artery routes, creation of highways and new roadways, and extensive grade separation of roadways. This resulted in significant alterations of roadways in the city, with several roads merged, split, or modified, forming new roads or retiring old ones.

Standard translations[edit]

A guideline was formulated for the translation of English signage of roads. The Kuala Lumpur City Hall is pursuing a process of standardization for road signage. (e.g. Tengkat Tong Shin has been renamed as Jalan Tong Shin)

  • Drive - Persiaran (e.g. Hampshire Drive/Persiaran Hampshire)
  • Gardens - Taman (e.g. Maxwell Garden/Taman Maxwell; Happy Garden/"Taman Bahagia")
  • Lane - Lorong (e.g. Horse Lane/Lorong Kuda)
  • Road - Jalan (e.g. Perak Road/Jalan Perak)
  • Square - Medan (e.g. Old Market Square/Medan Pasar Lama)
  • Street - Lebuh (e.g. Campbell Street/Lebuh Campbell)

Major roads[edit]

English name Malay name, official Chinese name Note
Ampang Road Jalan Ampang 安邦路 Named after the district of Ampang, several shopping malls such as the Ampang Park, City Square and Suria KLCC are located along the road.
Bangsar Road Jalan Bangsar 孟沙路 Formerly named Jalan Bangsa during the time when Abdullah Hukum, the founder of Kampung Haji Abdullah Hukum at Bangsar opened a trail between a forest and the nearby Bukit Angkasapuri. The road name means that it was built jointly by the Malays, Chinese and Indians, the three main races of Malaysia.[1]
Bintang Walk Jalan Bukit Bintang
武吉免登路
pinyin:Wǔjí miǎn dēng lù
See Bukit Bintang
Broadrick Road Jalan Semarang Broadrick Road is named after Lt Col Edward George Broadrick (b. 1864 - d. 1929), President of the Singapore Municipality from 1904 to 1910 and British Resident of Selangor from 1911 to 1919. Mentioned in Batu Road Boys' School documents in the 1960s and 1970s which also include the old postcode (02-05).
Chow Kit Road Jalan Chow Kit 秋杰路 Named after the revenue farmer, tin miner, shipping agent, municipal councillor and public official, Loke Chow Kit, who was the first local owner of a department store - Chow Kit & Co. - the largest in KL at that time.

Chow Kit is also a sub-district in central Kuala Lumpur and features the Chow Kit monorail station, Bazaar Baru Chow Kit (a wet market)and Pasar Malam Chow Kit (a night market).

Cochrane Road Jalan Cochrane Named after the British General Advisor of Johor, Charles Walter Hamilton Cochrane, 17th British Resident of Perak (1929–1930), Chief Secretary to the Government.
Foch Avenue Jalan Cheng Lock
祯禄路
pinyin:Chéng luò lù
Currently named after Tan Cheng Lock, the first president of the Malayan Chinese Association (MCA).
Damansara Road Jalan Damansara 白沙罗路
Campbell Road Jalan Dang Wangi Formerly named after Douglas Campbell (1867-1918), resident of Negri Sembilan, Johor's first British advisor. Notable as the location of the Campbell Shopping Complex fire in 1976.
Old Airport Road Jalan Dewan Bahasa Erected in 1997. Near the road is the Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka main headquarters, a landmark and the symbol of Bahasa Melayu, the national language of Malaysia. "Old Airport Road" was given due to its connection to the Sungai Besi Airport, one of the earliest airports to serve Kuala Lumpur. Previously also known as Bellamy Road and Jalan Lapangan Terbang Lama.
Straits Road Jalan Esfahan Erected in 1993, the road is currently named after the city of Isfahan, Iran. Originally named after the Straits of Malacca or the Straits Settlements. This is one of the shortest roads in Kuala Lumpur; it is more of a linking alley than a proper road. Jalan Esfahan connects Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman with Jalan Raja Laut. Previously, Jalan Selat.
Jalan Genting Klang Part of the Genting Klang-Pahang Highway
Davidson Road Jalan Hang Jebat Currently named after Hang Jebat. Formerly named after James Guthrie Davidson (J.G. Davidson), the first British Resident in Selangor in 1875.
Rodger Road Jalan Hang Kasturi Formerly named after Sir John Pickersgill Rodger (1851–1910), Chief Magistrate, Selangor (1882); Acting British Resident, Selangor (1884–1888); first British Resident, Pahang (1888–1896); British Resident, Selangor (1896–1901); British Resident, Perak (1901–1904); Governor Gold Coast (1904–1910).
Cecil Street Jalan Hang Lekir
韩来吉路
pinyin:Hánláijí lù
Sir Cecil Clementi, (1875 – 1947), Governor of Hong Kong (1925–30), and Governor of the Straits Settlements and High Commissioner for the Malay States (1930 to 1934). Sir Cecil Clementi was the nephew of the Sir Cecil Clementi Smith (–1916), Governor of the Straits Settlements and High Commissioner (1887 to 1893). Sir Cecil Clementi Smith approved the building of The Anglican Church of St. Mary the Virgin in 1887 and approved the building of the Victoria Institution in 1893.
Klyne Street Jalan Hang Lekiu 吉粦街
Shaw Road (1938-1981)[2]
Jail Road (<1938)
Jalan Hang Tuah 汉都亚路 Part of the Kuala Lumpur Inner Ring Road.
Imbi Road Jalan Imbi 燕美路
Raja Road (north and southeast stretches) (1960) Jalan Kinabalu
Kuching Road Jalan Kuching 古晋路 Part of the Kuala Lumpur Inner Ring Road and Kuala Lumpur-Rawang Highway.
Loke Yew Road Jalan Loke Yew
陆佑路
pinyin:陆佑路
The road is part of the Cheras Highway. Named after Loke Yew, the leader of the Chinese community, one of the richest Chinese businessmen in early Kuala Lumpur. He has constructed the Sungai Besi Road.
Birch Road (1960) Jalan Maharajalela In the mistaken presumption that it was named after the first Resident of Perak, James Wheeler Woodford Birch, this road was renamed after Dato' Maharajalela, a local Malay chief who was partially responsible for Birch's assassination in 1875. In fact it was actually named in honour of the much more popular Sir Ernest Woodford Birch, the eldest son of the former and a one-time acting Resident of Selangor, the Eighth Resident of Perak (1905-1910).
Dickson Street Jalan Masjid India Currently named after a local mosque, Masjid India. The southern end of the road was recently converted into a pedestrian street.
Market Street Lebuh Pasar Besar Named after the Old Market Square (Medan Pasar Besar), crossing the Klang River from Medan Pasar Besar to Dataran Merdeka. Terminates at Jalan Raja Laut in the west and Jalan Tun H.S. Lee in the east.
Old Market Square Medan Pasar Besar A large public space that consisted of two roads, Macao Street and Hokkien Street (circa 1880s and 1890s), divided by a traffic island. The area was formerly the location of Kuala Lumpur's main market, before the British government completed what would become the Central Market in 1888 and 1889. The Old Market Square became and open area commonly used as a recreation area and commercial center in early Kuala Lumpur, but diminished in importance as the city grew outwards. The area is now used primarily as a bus hub.
Pahang Road Jalan Pahang 彭亨路 Part of the Genting Klang-Pahang Highway
Parliament Road Jalan Parlimen Previously, Club Road
Pantai Baharu Avenue Jalan Pantai Baharu
Petaling Street Jalan Petaling
茨廠街
pinyin: Cíchǎng Jiē
The historical Chinatown, see Petaling Street
Pudu Road, Pudoh Street (1960) Jalan Pudu 半山芭路 Currently named after the district of Pudu. The Pudu Prison, the Puduraya bus station and the Plaza Rakyat construction site are located along Jalan Pudu.
Parry Road Jalan P. Ramlee 彼南利路 Erected in 1982 and named after actor P. Ramlee, this street contains many pubs and nightclubs.
Weld Road (1960) Jalan Raja Chulan Currently (since 1982) named after Raja Sir Chulan, Raja di Hilir Perak, the first Malay unofficial member of the Federal Council (1924-1933); formerly named after Sir Frederick Aloysius Weld (1823 – 1891), Governor of the Straits Settlements.
Jalan Raja Laut Raja Laut, son of Sultan Muhammad, the Penghulu of Kuala Lumpur.
Treacher Road Jalan Sultan Ismail Currently named after Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah, the fourth Yang Di Pertuan Agong and is part of the Kuala Lumpur Inner Ring Road. Formerly named after William Hood Treacher. Sir William Hood Treacher (1849 - 1919), the first Governor of North Borneo (1881-1887), the sixth Resident of Selangor (1892-1896), the sixth British Resident of Perak (1896-1902), and the second Resident-General of Federated Malay States [1902-1904]. Sir William Hood Treacher supported the establishment of Victoria institution in Kuala Lumpur and founded the Anglo Chinese School in Klang.
Sungai Besi Road Jalan Sungai Besi There was the biggest open tin mine in the world in Sungai Besi.
Lornie Road Jalan Syed Putra Currently named after Tuanku Syed Putra the third Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
Batu Road (1960) Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman Said to be the first road made of "batu" (stone). Currently named after Tuanku Abdul Rahman, the first Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
High Street (1960) Jalan Tun H S Lee 敦李孝式路 Currently named after Henry H.S. Lee, Malaysia's first finance minister (1957–1959). Originally named after the fact that the road was a "High Street" stretching across old Kuala Lumpur. Known as Jalan Bandar post-independence before taking its current name.
Java Street, Mountbatten Road (1960). Jalan Tun Perak Currently named after Tun Perak. Formerly named after Louis Mountbatten, and earlier, Java.
Cross Street Jalan Tun Tan Siew Sin 敦陈修信路 Renamed in 2003 after Malaysian Minister of Finance Tan Siew Sin, previously Jalan Silang or Cross Street.
Brickfields Road (1960) Jalan Tun Sambanthan Currently named after V. T. Sambanthan, previously named after the district of Brickfields. The early Kuala Lumpur brick's plant owned by the Government was located here.
Yap Ah Loy Road Jalan Yap Ah Loy
叶亚来路
pinyin: Yèyàlái lù
Located near Jalan Tun Perak and named after Yap Ah Loy (1837–1885), the third and the longest term Capitan China (1869–1885).
Yap Kwan Seng Road Jalan Yap Kwan Seng
叶观盛路
pinyin: Yèguānshèng lù
Named after Yap Kwan Seng, the first Chinese to serve on the Kuala Lumpur Sanitary Board, a member of the State Legislative Assembly of Selangor, the fifth and the last Capitan China (1889–1902). He has founded Pooi Shin Thong (renamed Tung Shin Hospital), co-founded the Tai Wah Ward of the Pauper’s Hospital (the Kuala Lumpur General Hospital) and co-founded Victoria Institution. He gave $10,000 to the Transvaal War Fund and also donation to St. Mary's Church building fund. He assisted the governor Sir W.E. Maxwell in introducing the Chinese system of mining in West Africa. His residence was located on High Street.

Other roads[edit]

Current, official name Former, English name(s) Note
Changkat Raja Chulan Hicks Road Named after Sir Michael Hicks Beach, Secretary of State for the Colonies.
Changkat Thambi Dollah
Jalan Abdul Rahim Kajai Located at Taman Tun Dr Ismail
Jalan Alor Running parallel to Jalan Bukit Bintang, Jalan Alor is today best known for its wide variety of street food. Formerly known as the red light district of KL.
Jalan Aminuddin Baki Located at Taman Tun Dr Ismail.
Jalan Ampang Hilir
Jalan Athinahapan Located at Taman Tun Dr Ismail.
Jalan Balai Polis Station Street (1960) Named after the Old High Street Police Station, a (partially demolished) police station in the vicinity. The road, which previously connected Petaling Street and High Street, was partially dismantled, cutting off the road from the latter.
Jalan Belfield Belfield Road Named after British Resident of Negri Sembilan, Henry Conway Belfield, (1901–1902), British Resident of Selangor, (1902–1910), who was also British Resident of Perak, (1910–1912).
Hose Road (part of) (1960) It should be noted that both Jalan Belfield and Jalan Hose have existed as early as 1960, and that the name of the latter is still retained for both roads. Hose Road was formerly named after Charles Hose.
Jalan Bellamy Bellamy Road Named after H.F. Bellamy, the Director of Public Works Department.
Jalan Berhala Jalan Kandang Kerbau Berhala is literally translated from Malay to English as idols. Many Buddhist and Hindu Temples are located along this road.
Jalan Bukit Aman Bluff Road (1960) Currently named after Bukit Aman (Peace Hill), connecting the headquarters of the Royal Malaysian Police on the hill with Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin. It was formerly named Bluff Hill.
Jalan Bukit Petaling Bellamy Road (half) Named after H.F. Bellamy, the Director of Public Works Department.
Jalan Bukit Tunku Jalan Bukit Kenny
Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi Located at Taman Tun Dr Ismail.
Jalan Carutthers Carutthers Road
Jalan Cenderasari Hospital Road, Young Road (1960), Tanglin Road "Hospital Road" was derived from the presence of the Tangling Hospital up the hill, and Young Road was named after Sir Arthur Henderson Young, the British High Commissioner in Malaya.
Jalan Ceylon Ceylon Lane (1960) A hill road named after the former name of Sri Lanka.
Jalan Bukit Ceylon Ceylon Hill (1960) A hill road branching from Jalan Ceylon, named after the hill which it is located in (the hill, in turn, takes its name from the former name of Sri Lanka).
Jalan Cenderawasih Spooner Road Formerly named after Ernest John Spooner or Charles Edwin Spooner the State Engineer of Selangor and Director of Public Works Department.
Jalan Chan Sow Lin Named after Chan Sow Lin (1845 - 1927), pioneer in iron works, the founder of Chan Sow Lin & Co. Ltd., first local established engineering consultant, the first person to have imported advance tin dredging machinery from the Europe to be used for mining in Malaya. He was also an appointed member of the Selangor State Council (1902 – 1921). Co-founder of Tung Shin Hospital (previously known as Pooi Shin Thong) and Chan She Shu Yuen (Chan Clan Temple).
Jalan Chan Wing Located at Imbi. Named after Chan Wing, a Chinese immigrant or a millionaire who built the mansion which was now as Istana Negara, Jalan Istana.
Jalan Choo Cheeng Kay Named after Choo Cheeng Khay, a wealthy tin-miner and property developer.
Jalan Conlay Conlay Road Named after the British Agent of Terengganu, William Lance Conlay, (1909–1913).
Jalan Dato' Onn Brockman Road, Residency Road (1960) First named after the British Chief Secretary to the Federated Malay States (1911–1920), announced the establishment of the Town Planning Committee to oversee Kuala Lumpur town planning service. Sir Edward Lewis Brockman, also the British Resident of Pahang, (1909–1910). The name Residency was named after the official residence of Tunku. Currently named after Onn Jaafar.
Jalan Datuk Sulaiman Located at Taman Tun Dr Ismail
Jalan Dewan Sultan Sulaiman Stony Road
Jalan Davis Davis Road Named after J.L.H. Davis.
Jalan Doraisamy
Jalan Doktor Latif Located at Kuala Lumpur Hospital.
Jalan Duta Guillemard Road This road is part of the Jalan Duta-Segambut Highway.
Jalan Eaton Eaton Road
Jalan Faraday Faraday Road It is located at Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) Headquarters near Jalan Pantai Baharu
Jalan Foss Foss Road Located at Pudu
Jalan Gallagher Gallagher Road
Jalan Galloway Galloway Road
Jalan Gereja Church Street (1960) Named after the a local St. John's Cathedral. Currently merged with Jalan Ampang, the name is retained on a few connected lanes (as Lorong Gereja).
Jalan Haji Yahya Sheikh Ahmad Watson Road Named after the British Resident of Perak, Sir Reginald George Watson
Jalan Istana Taylor Road (1960) Named after the Sir W.T. Taylor, Resident General of the Federated Malay States. Currently named after Istana Negara (the National Palace), which is located near the road. Connected to the Kuala Lumpur-Seremban Expressway.
Jalan Kampung Attap
Jalan Kampung Bandar Dalam
Jalan Kebun Bunga Orchid Road Named after the Lake Gardens, where orchids were planted around the gardens.
Jalan Kia Peng Named after Choo Kia Peng. Choo Kia Peng, a Federal Councillor. One of the distinguished elected members of the Royal Selangor Golf Club (RSGC) and he had been a respected Member since 1909. The first Vice President and one of the Founder Members of the Rotary Club of Kuala Lumpur (inaugurated on 27 September 1929). Jalan Kia Peng was a residential area for prominent figures in the past with structures like the Istana Hinggap Terengganu and Istana Kelantan. It was said that there used to be a house with the address No 1, Jalan Kia Peng, which was the home of Malaysia's first prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Alhaj.
Jalan Kinabalu (part of) Old River Road Part of the Kuala Lumpur Inner Ring Road
Jalan Ledang Guillemard Road Sir Laurence Guillemard was Governor for the Straits Settlement and High Commissioner for Federated Malay States. Currently named after Mount Ledang (Mount Ophir) in Johor.
Jalan Langgak Golf Golf View Road
Jalan Leong Yew Koh Located at Taman Tun Dr Ismail.
Jalan Limbang Main Street Located in Jinjang, It was erected on 2007 after the name of the Limbang Division in Sarawak.
Jalan Madge Located at Taman U-Thant.
Jalan Mahkamah Persekutuan Jalan Belanda or Holland Road (1960) Situated behind the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, and along the Gombak River and the Klang River (after the confluence of the rivers). Currently named after the Malaysian Federal Court which was based in the area. Formerly named after Hugh Holland.
Jalan Mahkamah Tinggi Clarke Road (1960) A short road that connects Jalan Mahkamah Persekutuan with Jalan Raja Laut, passing between the south side of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, and the Old Post Office/former Court of Appeal building and Industrial Court. Currently named after the Malaysian High Court, which is based in the Sultan Abdul Samad Building. Formerly named after Andrew Clarke. Sir Andrew Clarke was the Governor of the Straits Settlements (1873-1875).
Jalan Melayu Malay Street (1960) A street connecting Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman and Jalan Tun Perak via a route passing the Klang River. The road was recently refurbished with the addition of canopy roofs and new street furnitures added along the road, in conjunction with the remodeling of the south end of Jalan Masjid India as a pedestrian street.
Jalan Munshi Abdullah
Jalan Pasar
Jalan Peel Peel Road Named after Sir William Peel (1875–1945), British Chief Secretary of the Federated Malay States and Governor of Hong Kong.
Jalan Perdana Venning Road Named after Alfred R. Venning, the first Chairman of Sanitary Board, who proposed to establish a Public Gardens in 1888, which was later renamed as Lake Gardens, and the first golf course near Damansara Road.
Jalan Pudu Lama Old Pudu Road (1960) A back road connecting to Jalan Pudu, which passes through pre-war residential houses.
Jalan Punchak Peak Road Punchak (Puncak) is literally translated from Malay as peak.
Jalan Raja Raja Road (west stretch) (1960), Gombak Road (circa 1880s and 1890s). Notably passes the Sultan Abdul Samad Building and similar structures in the vicinity. As of 1960, the road initially terminated at a T junction with Mounbatten Road and Batu Road in the north and the Jalan Raja-Market Street-Victory Avenue crossroad in the south. The road was subsequently extended north, stretching along the Gombak River.
Jalan Raja Abdullah Hale Road Named after Sultan Abdul Samad's father Raja Abdullah[disambiguation needed]. Previously named after former Larut District Officer, A. Hale.
Jalan Raja Alang Perkins Road Named after Selangor's royal family member, Raja Alang. Previously named after an English chemist, Sir William Henry Perkins.
Jalan Raja Bot Named after Selangor's royal family member, Raja Bot.
Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz Princes Road Currently named after Raja Muda Abdul Aziz (Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah) of Selangor
Jalan Raja Muda Musa Hans Road Currently named after Raja Muda Musa (Sultan Musa Ghiatuddin Riayat Shah) of Selangor
Jalan Ritchie Ritchie Road Located between Jalan Ampang and Jalan Ampang Hilir.
Jalan Robson Robson Road Named after founder editor John Henry Matthew Robson of The Malay Mail newspaper, the first daily newspaper published in the Federated Malay States, 1896. Assistant District Officer at Rawang, a member of the first Federal Council, President of the Royal Lake Club (1908).
Jalan Robertson Robertson Road
Jalan Scott Scott Road
Jalan Samarahan 1 River Road North Located in Jinjang, it was paved in 2007 and named after the Samarahan Division in Sarawak.
Jalan Samarahan 2 Ulu Klang Street Located in Jinjang, it was paved in 2007 and named after the Samarahan Division in Sarawak.
Jalan Samarahan 6 Cheras Street Located in Jinjang, it was paved in 2007 and named after the Samarahan Division in Sarawak.
Jalan Semarak Henry Gurney Road Previously named after Sir Henry Gurney.
Jalan Semarang Broadrick Road Named after the British Resident of Selangor, Edward George Broadrick, (1913–1919).
Jalan Sentul Sentul Road
Jalan Serian 1 Tanjung Malim Street Located in Jinjang, it was paved in on 2007 and named after the Serian town in Sarawak.
Jalan Sin Chee
Jalan Sin Chew Kee
Jalan Sri Amar
Jalan Sultan Abdul Samad
Jalan Stadium Stadium Road Built in 1957 and named after the Merdeka Stadium
Jalan Changkat Stadium Stadium Ghaut Built in 1957 and named after the Merdeka Stadium
Jalan Shelley Shelley Road Located near Jalan Cochrane
Jalan Stonor Stonor Road Named after the British Resident of Selangor, Oswald Francis Gerard Stonor, (1921–1926) and Resident of Perak 1926 - 1927.
Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin Victory Avenue (1960) Named after Sultan Hishamuddin of Selangor and the second Yang Di Pertuan Agong. Terminates at the Jalan Raja Laut-Lebuh Pasar Besar-Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin crossroad in the north, and the north and of Jalan Travers from the south. The road notably passes the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, Dayabumi complex and Masjid Negara (the National Mosque).
Jalan Sultan Salahuddin Swettenham Road (1960) Currently named after Sultan Salahuddin of Malaysia; previously named after Frank Swettenham. Sir Frank Athelstane Swettenham (1850–1946) was the 3rd Resident for Selangor (1882-1896), the 5th British Resident of Perak and the first Resident General of the Federated Malay States (1896 to 1901). Sir F.A. Swettenham was influential for making Kuala Lumpur the capital of administration of Selangor and initiated construction on the Klang-Kuala Lumpur Railway (completed in 1886). Under the patronage of Sir F.A. Swettenham, the Selangor Turf Club was founded In 1896.
Jalan Sultan Sulaiman Suleiman Road Named after Sultan Sulaiman of Selangor.
Jalan Tangsi Barrack Road Previously connected directly to Dataran Merdeka via the southeast stretch of Jalan Raja, and currently cut off from the area with the construction of the Jalan Kuching-Jalan Kinabalu-Jalan Parlimen expressway.
Jalan Talalla
Jalan Thambipillay
Jalan Thambusamy Named after K. Thambusamy Pillai, the leader of the Tamil community, one of the founders of Victoria Institution and discovered the Batu Caves.
Jalan Thavers Located at Kampung Pandan
Jalan Travers Damansara Road Previously named after the district of Damansara or the Damansara River. Currently named after Dr. Ernest Aston Otho Travers, the State Surgeon of Selangor, (1891–1897). He was the doctor who brought about reform in the care of leprosy patients. He had recommended an asylum be erected for leprosy patients near the Pauper Hospital, a settlement free of high walls and barbed wires.
Jalan Tugu Cenotaph Road (1960) Named after a cenotaph [1][2] which was located on the intersection of Cenotaph Road and Victory Avenue. The cenotaph was moved to the National Monument [3] when a flyover was constructed over the area during the 1960s.
Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg Located at Taman Tun Dr Ismail.
Jalan Tun Ismail Maxwell Road Formerly named after Sir William Edward Maxwell(1846-1897), Acting Resident Councillor of Penang (1887-1889), Resident of Selangor (1889-1892), Acting Governor of the Straits Settlements between (1893-4). Straits Settlements Governor. Later, the Governor of the Gold Coast (Ghana) in West Africa. Maxwell Hill (Bukit Larut) was founded in 1884 by William Edward Maxwell, the British Assistant Resident of Perak to Sir Hugh Low. He has also written A Manual of the Malay Language (1881). Sir William George Maxwell (1871-1959), the eldest son of William Edward Maxwell, British Adviser to Kedah (1909–1915) and (1918–1919), British Resident of Perak (1919–1921), and Chief Secretary of Federated Malay States (1921–1926). Sultan Idris Training College in Perak was opened by him and SMK Maxwell (Maxwell School) in Kuala Lumpur was named after him.
Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad Located at Taman Tun Dr Ismail
Jalan Tun Razak Jalan Pekeliling, Circular Road Currently named after Tun Abdul Razak, it was originally named for its beltway-like layout. Part of Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 1.
Jalan Tunku Putra Natesa Road Currently named after Tunku Abdul Rahman (Putra).
Jalan U-Thant Currently named after the former UN General Secretary from 1961 until 1971, U Thant.
Jalan Vivekananda
Jalan Walter Grenier Walter Grenier Road
Jalan Wan Kadir Located at Taman Tun Dr Ismail.
Jalan Wesley Wesley Road
Jalan Wickham Wickham Road
Jalan Wisma Putra Hose Drive Currently named after the original Ministry of Foreign Affairs building at the road; formerly named after Charles Hose. The road is related to Jalan Belfied and remaining roads by the name of Hose.
Jalan Yaacob Latif Jalan Tenteram Located in Bandar Tun Razak, It was established in 2003 and named the second Kuala Lumpur city mayor Tan Sri Yaacob Latif
Jalan Yap Ah Shak Named after Yap Ah Shak, the fourth Capitan China (1885–1889).
Jalan Yap Tai Chi Located at Jalan Imbi
Jalan Yew Located at Sungai Besi
Jalan Zaaba Located at Taman Tun Dr Ismail.
Jalan Abdul Razak Hussin Located at Desa Tun Hussein Onn. It was named after soldiers who died during Communist Insurgency War (1968-1989).
Jalan Abdul Rashid Located at Desa Tun Hussein Onn. It was named after soldiers who died during Communist Insurgency War (1968-1989).
Jalan Lenggu ak China Located at Desa Tun Hussein Onn. It was named after soldiers who died during Communist Insurgency War (1968-1989).
Jalan Rosli Buang Located at Desa Tun Hussein Onn. It was named after soldiers who died during Communist Insurgency War (1968-1989).
Jalan Hamid Ismail Located at Desa Tun Hussein Onn. It was named after soldiers who died during Communist Insurgency War (1968-1989).
Jalan Saimun Tarikat Located at Desa Tun Hussein Onn. It was named after soldiers who died during Communist Insurgency War (1968-1989).
Jalan Mohana Chandran Located at Desa Tun Hussein Onn. It was named after soldiers who died during Communist Insurgency War (1968-1989).
Lorong Binjai
Lorong Haji Taib Located at Chow Kit. It was named after an Indonesian tradesman of Minangkabau heritage and originated from Sumatera known as Haji Mohamed Taib bin Haji Abdul Samad.
Lorong Kuda
(KLCC Tunnel)
Persiaran Hampshire Hampshire Drive
Persiaran Mahameru Swettenham Drive Formerly named after Frank Swettenham. Sir Frank Athelstane Swettenham (1850–1946) was the first Resident General of the Federated Malay States (1896 to 1901).
Persiaran Maybank Court Hill (1960) A hill back road that connects Jalan Pudu Lama with Jalan Raja Chulan. Currently named after the Maybank Tower that is built on a hill, and formerly named after a Sessions Court which resided on the same site, circa 1960. The old name remains in Malay form on a road that connects Jalan Raja Chulan with Persiaran Maybank, dubbed Jalan Bukit Mahkamah (Court Hill Road).
Persiaran Raja Chulan Weld Drive (1960) A hill back road branching from Jalan Raja Chulan. Currently named after Raja Chulan; formerly named after Frederick Weld.
Persiaran Sultan Salahuddin Clifford Road Named after Sir Hugh Charles Clifford (1866–1941) the Resident at Pahang (1896–1900, 1901–1903), Governor of North Borneo (1900-1901), Governor of Straits Settlements and British High Commissioner in Malaya (1927-1930).

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  1. ^ "Call to document forgotten history of Kuala Lumpur". The Star Online. 9 April 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "The Story of the Houses". The Victoria Institution Web Page. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 

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