Farewell, Pudu Jail

A group of Heritage lovers and activists gathered at “soon to be demolished” Pudu jail wall on Sunday June 20, 2010 8.00pm.

They are saddened with the fact that the no one cares about the heritage and historical value of the buildings in Malaysia. 

Pudu jail was built in the year 1895, many famous criminals were hanged to death here. After the fall of Singapore, during World War II, the Japanese occupation forces incarcerated many English, Australian and New Zealand prisoners there.

The prison also features murals painted on the walls circling the compound, depicting scenes of nature. These murals were painted by the prisoners, who used over 2,000 litres of paint to accomplish the task.

Video by Sunny Lim, Citizen Journalist

Edited by Arvind Raj