We Love These Vintage Photos Of Malaysians In KL Back In The '90s

Some things haven't changed...

Cover image via Ian Berry/Magnum Photos

Who doesn't love a good throwback?

When Kuala Lumpur Street Photographer shared these old photographs showcasing a vibrant KL in the '90s, we were immediately transported back to a simpler time.

1. Construction of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre in 1998

2. A worker taking a nap while building KLCC

3. Friday prayers outside Masjid Jamek in 1998

4. Men sleeping in Masjid Jamek in 1990

5. A market stall selling women's underwear in 1990

6. Two Malaysians eating at a street stall in 1990

7. A group of men admiring birds in 1990

8. Two men working at Chinatown in 1998

9. A couple outside the National Museum in 1990

10. Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in 1990 as Malaysia’s fourth prime minister

11. Independence Day scene in 1990

12. Dataran Merdeka in 1997

13. Malaysians relaxing at Dataran Merdeka

14. The National Day Parade in 1990

15. Girls in uniform watching the National Day Parade in 1990

16. Jalan Bukit Bintang in 1997

17. Jalan Raja Chulan in 1997

18. Rush hour traffic on Jalan Tun Razak in 1998

19. The Sunway Lagoon in 1997, four years after it opened

20. KL railway station

See how Kuala Lumpur has evolved in the past century:

Meanwhile, Penang has somewhat retained its old-world charm despite decades of changes: