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shali
03-09-2003, 01:51 PM
Yerterday I went to visit the PDRM museum. Very informative, very nicely packaged.

It's so informative that it tells you straight that the old name for Jalan Bukit Aman is BLUFF ROAD

Can someone confirm this, or was it just a pure and simple 'coincidence' :D

TepenPucong
03-09-2003, 02:38 PM
Check out these links :-

http://www.rmp.gov.my/rmp03/polsel.htm

http://www.geocities.com/rlanh/dataran.html

I think it's not some coincidence..it is the truth..

Joecool
03-09-2003, 03:44 PM
I guess the bluff here is referring to the other meaning of bluff where it is a noun meaning :

A steep headland, promontory, riverbank, or cliff.

Having a broad, steep front.
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[Probably from obsolete Dutch blaf, or Middle Low German blaff, broad.]

Extract : American Heritage Dictionary.

Voter
02-10-2003, 09:44 PM
Another Bluff! Bluff is the name of a place in the southern tip of New Zealand producing the most wonderful oysters!

bslee
02-10-2003, 11:25 PM
As far as I can remember that "Bluff Road" did exist along with many other old colonial road names that all changed progressively from the 70's.

If I'm not mistaken Bluff could have been one of the notable colonial personalities along with Spooner, Birch, Swettenham, Mountbatten, just to name a few.

It's ironic that Birch Rd was renamed Jalan Maharaja Lela, the same person who plotted and murdered JWW Birch. A convicted murderer now a hero in the name of freedom and his name glorified forever in this famous road. OK.. no more history lessons, I got no problem with that. A road is a road, a name is given, so be it!.

Hmmmm.. I haven't heard anyone mention Bluff Rd till now.
It does ring a bell to old memories.

shali
03-10-2003, 09:23 AM
OK, ok. I notice you guys are knowledgeable about what you are talking about. Let me simplify the equation.

Bukit Aman = Bluff Road (Before)

Someone decided to change the name from Bluff to "Aman".

Hemmm, sense something? hehehe.

:D :rolleyes:

bslee
03-10-2003, 10:11 AM
I take it as "Aman" means peace, and PDRM are national peacekeepers, aren't they? Appropriate or not?