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LEBUH AMPANG "Once Known As Kittinghi"

LITTLE INDIA

by Authors: Mahfuz Jaffar

Other than Brickfields, there is one other place in Kuala Lumpur known for the title “Little India” along Lebuh Ampang Street. Lebuh Ampang was once a ‘kittinghi‘, a traditional money lending establishment set up by the Nattukottai Chettiar, a community from South India and founders of modern banking in Malaysia.

Lebuh Ampang has been taken over by restaurants and shops.

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