Klang History

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Klang has a history which stretches back for at least two thousand years. Approximately 600 years ago, Klang was written starting from the age of Majapahit’s Government. It was never occupied by a foreign power. The Local Klang Authority, so called MPK building has become an important wall of defense to stop the enemies from getting further when the war was triggered. Another important feature to be highlighted in Klang will be River Klang. It has been a source of tin of high quality since ancient times. Malay rulers and chiefs have lived near the mouths of great rivers, so that they could control the expert of forest, tin and gold. None of the place in this peninsula at a river mouth has gone through such a long period of eventful existence…show more content…
The historical site – Klang is fostered with both place and social memories that capture the connection between the local community and built and natural environment that are intertwined in its cultural landscape. These memories always triggered based on the understanding of the shared pasts and histories of the respective ethnic groups (Chinese, Indian and Malay), the workers (insiders) as well as oral histories in Klang. Through architectural preservation of the Chinese and Indian temples as well as mosque in Klang, it helps to assert visual presence of those spaces in this city that triggers place memory to the community. In the study of The Power of Place by Hayden, she outlines the effort to integrate the preservation of vernacular buildings with local economic, social and cultural development, meantime preserve the community’s neighbourhoods without gentrification. Hence, preservation of the historical buildings in Klang should remain all that remained from the original buildings in order to leave the remaining elements visible to visitors and the new generations with their own…show more content…
It is also the historical period to celebrate the turning of the temple from a mere draft into a real building where the society gets enjoy. Before the existence of Kwan Imm Ting, the land used to be owned by W.E. Maxwell, Senior District Officer in Klang. However, under the section 7 of the Land Code, 1891, the resident proposed to reserve permanently from the sale as a site for Chinese temple that portion of the land is situated in the Town of Klang, commencing a point on the east side of Station Street at its junction with Kling Street, linked for a proposed road (Figure ). This proposal made by the resident was to have a Chinese temple and a petition that represents all Chinese community in Klang. Dated on 11th September 1891, District Officer Klang, H.W. Thomson then sent a memo to the Government Secretary, to the Resident, Selangor, in referring to the surrender of the Chinese temple site. The plan of the site is allocated at the place marked yellow in Figure , noted that the District Officer’s house which was located at the top centre of the plan (Figure). However, the main road system which exists through to the present day is already established and marked on this plan. On the other side, the temple is sited on a North-East to South-West axis. It sits on level ground with a slope at the rear. It faces a main thoroughfare infront whereas the rear boundary is wider than

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