Department of Railways,
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312 Soute 23. KUALA LUMPUR Singapore to
famous for its wealth of tropical plants and a beautiful lake, the museum, noted for its rare collections of birds and historical materials, and various clubs.
Most of the important streets are paved with red laterite (which is a unique feature of this region) and laid out in modern style. The construction is well adapted to local atmospheric conditions,'since it does not reflect the sun's rays so much as the ordinary paved road. In addition, the streets are shaded by thick trees, such as American silk-trees, which are planted in rows on both sides of the street.
The centre of the city is near the corner of Damansara Road, about one mile N. from the station of the main line, and there are situated the government of the Federated Malay States, the various buildings of the state government, the post and telegraph office, Chartered Bank, the head office of the Federated Malay States Railways, Selangor Club, and other public institutions, as well as a cricket ground called Padang. Not far from here, beside the main railway, is the station of the Batu Cave Line. Farther N. of it, where a road runs in an E. and W. direction, are hotels, the rest-house, and also the Anglican Church. As one looks from here south-westwards towards the park, one will be enchanted by the beauty of the scenery, which shows a modern city enveloped in the at once gorgeous and soft setting of the tropical country, equally enjoyable in the early morning when the sun's rays steal over the sleeping hillside, or in the evening when the setting sun casts its last brilliant glow over the dim trees and houses.
Going E. along the road that runs from Damansara Cross and crossing the Klang River, one enters 'Native Town.' Going a lit lie farther E. and turning to the right down the next cross road, one will come to Sultan Street Station, from which trains leave for I'udu