Who is the founder of Kuala Lumpur?
Galeri Petronas and Areca Books are pleased to invite you to an exciting discussion on this contentious subject with Abdur-Razzaq Lubis, author of 'Sutan Puasa: Founder of Kuala Lumpur', on Sunday, 8 April 2018, at Galeri Petronas, KLCC at 10:00am.
The author will participate in a panel discussion with Dato ' Ar Hajeedar Abd Majid, and the session will be moderated by Mohd Fazli Ibrahim. The book talk is being held in conjunction with Art for All - Art Fair 2018 by Galeri Petronas.
To RSVP, please click 'Going' on this page. Please also note that some roads to KLCC are closed on Sunday, so kindly see our post on route change.
About the book
Who was the founder of Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia? Textbook history credits the Bugis chief of Klang, Raja Abdullah, while the Chinese regard the third Kapitan China, Yap Ah Loy, as the legendary founder. But closer examination reveals that the founding myths of Kuala Lumpur have omitted the earliest chapter of the city’s history.
‘Pangkalan Lumpur’ was a Mandailing trading post at the conﬂuence of the Klang and Gombak rivers, controlling the land and river routes of the upper Klang valley. Due to the visionary leadership of Sutan Puasa, it developed into a multicultural town.
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