Jalan Alor, Kuala Lumpur (KL) is not a strange name for most Malaysian as well as tourists from foreign countries. It had been labeled as foods heaven or foods paradise within KL area as one can find various kind of foods and local delights along the road.
Although I had being to KL many times, but I never being to Jalan Alor before. Yet, i knew Jalan Alor as I heard too many people around me talking about it. When people are discussing about good places to eat around KL, the first place of recommendation will be Jalan Alor.
However, how many of you realized that the name "Jalan Alor" in KL already become a history?? Ya! It already disappear from this planet because Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) changed its name from Jalan Alor to Jalan Kejora few days ago!
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1. The reason?
UNKNOWN! DBKL didn't give any reason for that.
Kejora is Malay term of planet Venus.
3. Then why planet name?
I think those being to KL before realized that there is a place called Bukit Bintang (Star Hill), right? So someone from the authority concern came out with this brilliant idea to design and name the area around Bukit Bintang after planets/stars name or maybe the whole concept behind it is to create a galactic theme for the area.
How about that?? Sounds good? Galactic theme... how advanced!
But that is not the way! If you rename Jalan Ah Beng, Jalan Ah Kaw, Jalan Ah Ngiao and Jalan Ah Tu which have no significant meaning, then it is fine... but if Jalan Ah Beng attracted thousands of local and foreign tourists to the place, then just leave it alone! People already remember the place from generation to generation by the street name, then why you still want to kacau-kacau (disturb)? After all, the street name itself doesn't serve any bad meaning, so why you so worry till have to change it silently?
The name Jalan Alor already being carved into local's as well as tourists mind as a eateries hotspot. So just let it be. People won't care how creative you are neither what kind of concept or theme you trying to adapt to the area. In fact, people won't even care what "Alor" actually means. For them "Jalan Alor" only means a eating heaven, a tourists attraction and nothing else. So, just let Jalan Alor be itself.