Walking Jalan Bukit Nanas in Kuala Lumpur

Jalan Bukit Nanas, as in Jalan (Street) Bukit (Hill) Nanas (Pineapple), is a small road on the city centre side of the Bukit Nanas forest reserve/Menara KL etc with several historical buildings that have managed to survive the wrecking ball – including two of Malaysia’s many British colonial-era schools: St John’s Institution first established in 1904 (the school has traditionally been headed by the Brothers of the La Sallian order) and Convent Bukit Nanas. Another landmark is the Roman Catholic St John’s Cathedral. The first Church on a nearby site was established in 1883, and consisted of a long wooden hall with a few windows built on a forested area of Bukit Nanas, and was dedicated to St John the Evangelist. It was later rebuilt with bricks walls and tile roofed, and today is used as The Community Services Centre”. The current building was built in 1954 and completed in 1955 and consecrated in 1962, when it was also elevated to the status of cathedral. Podcast explaining the history of the Bukit Nanas area: https://www.bfm.my/podcast/night-shift/i-love-kl/i-love-kl-the-pineapple-hill Also see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bukit_Nanas

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