Jalan Loke Yew, Kuala Lumpur
(11 July, 2016)
Jalan Loke Yew
is one of the major roads in Kuala Lumpur. Located on the southeast side of the city, it connects Jalan Maharajalela
in the north with Jalan Cheras
in the south.
Among the roads branching off from Jalan Loke Yew include Jalan San Peng, Jalan Nilam, Jalan Jubilee, Lorong Loke Yew
, Jalan Sungai Besi
, Jalan Yew
, Jalan Chan Sow Lin
, Jalan Lombong, and Sungai Besi Expressway (E9).
Jalan Loke Yew, originally Loke Yew Road, was named after 19th century tycoon and philantropist Loke Yew, who was born Wong Loke Yew in China in 1845.1
Arriving in Malaya at the age of 13, he started work as a servant in a shop on Market Street in Singapore
, and from there worked his way up to become the richest man in British Malaya. After making his fortune, Loke Yew donated generously to various causes. In addition to Jalan Loke Yew and Lorong Loke Yew in Kuala Lumpur, Loke Yew Street
was also named after him.
Jalan Loke Yew on the map
Hotels along Jalan Loke Yew
Shopping Malls along Jalan Loke Yew
Churches along Jalan Loke Yew
- Grace Baptist Church (GPS: 3.13351, 101.70676), 26 Jalan Loke Yew, Phone: +60 3 9221 3689
Schools along Jalan Loke Yew
Petrol Stations on Jalan Loke Yew
- Shell Jalan San Peng (GPS: 3.13393, 101.70712)
Commercial Properties on Jalan Loke Yew
Addresses on Jalan Loke Yew are sequenced from north to south, with odd numbers on the left (east) and even numbers on the right (west) side of the road.
Jalan Loke Yew
- Kuala Lumpur Street Names by Mariana Isa & Maganjeet Kaut, published by Marshall Cavendish (2015) page 155.
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