17 Before and After Photo Pairs of Malaysia

November 27, 2015

It’s not new to think about forests, beaches, mountains, and a mixture of cultures when you think about Southeast Asia. Malaysia, a country which is a part of the said Asian region, isn’t far to match to this image. Moreover, you shouldn’t miss the other minor details about this tropical country which includes its image as a shopping destination, a paradise for foodies, a hotspot for beach bums, and a home of diverse cultures made up by the Malays, the Chinese, the Indians, and many other ethnic groups. As Malaysia remains to be a huge jungle (more than half of the country’s surface exists of jungle), it continues to grow as a destination not only for tourists but also for international businesses.

But now, let’s pause the present and press rewind to the times when Malaysia was taking baby steps to development through these collection of black and white photos with their matching present photos.

Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur

Photo Credit: John Laurie

Photo Credit: John Laurie

Photo Credit: archijeks.

Photo Credit: archijeks.

Street shopping in Kuala Lumpur

Photo Credit: John Laurie

Photo Credit: John Laurie

Photo Credit: Marina Nozyer

Photo Credit: Marina Nozyer

Going to the University of Kuala Lumpur

Photo Credit: John Laurie

Photo Credit: John Laurie

Photo Credit: mohd salim yunus

Photo Credit: mohd salim yunus

Pudu Road, Kuala Lumpur

Photo Credit: John Laurie

Photo Credit: John Laurie

Photo Credit: LeeHan80

Photo Credit: LeeHan80

Selangor Golf Club

Photo Credit: John Laurie

Photo Credit: John Laurie

Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur

Photo Credit: John Laurie

Photo Credit: John Laurie

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Jalan Henry Gurney now known as Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra, Kuala Lumpur

Photo Credit: John Laurie

Photo Credit: John Laurie

Photo Credit: The Star

Photo Credit: The Star

Kenny Hill now known as Bukit Tunku, Kuala Lumpur

Photo Credit: John Laurie

Photo Credit: John Laurie

Ampang Road, Kuala Lumpur

Photo Credit: John Laurie

Photo Credit: John Laurie

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Somewhere in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur

Photo Credit: John Laurie

Photo Credit: John Laurie

Photo Credit: wygc2014

Photo Credit: wygc2014

Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque, Johor Bahru

Photo Credit: John Laurie

Photo Credit: John Laurie

Photo Credit: Islam Grid

Photo Credit: Islam Grid

Malacca Strait

Photo Credit: John Laurie

Photo Credit: John Laurie

Photo Credit: Soul Upon the Ocean

Photo Credit: Soul Upon the Ocean

Malacca from above

Photo Credit: John Laurie

Photo Credit: John Laurie

Photo Credit: Melaka New Chinatown

Photo Credit: Melaka New Chinatown

A street in Kuala Terengganu

Photo Credit: John Laurie

Photo Credit: John Laurie

Photo Credit: Straits Times

Photo Credit: Straits Times

Chempedak Beach, Kuantan

Photo Credit: John Laurie

Photo Credit: John Laurie

Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Beserah Beach, Kuantan

Photo Credit: John Laurie

Photo Credit: John Laurie

Photo Credit: The Ant Daily

Photo Credit: The Ant Daily

Christ Church, Malacca

Photo Credit: John Laurie

Photo Credit: John Laurie

Photo Credit: Malacca

Photo Credit: Malacca