Kuala Lumpur; c. 1920; at the time part of Malay States British protectorate; later Malaysia.
Views of Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia.
Wide shot from high hill; panning left; trees in FG; buildings below. Elaborate long building w/ many arches; tower in centre. Next; beauty shot panning over lagoon w/ sparkling water; palm trees growing on other side. Houses w/ conical roofs. Shots of impressive buildings similar to the one seen earlier; automobiles; rickshaws & pedestrians pass by. Tracking shot heading up street; same huge building on rt. w/ Union Jacks & other flags hanging. Looking across park at crowd of Malayan people; houses in BG. Next; magnificent building w/ striped towers and arches w/ clover-shaped tops; on island w/ tall palm trees around it.
Ceremony for unveiling statue of Sir Frank Swettenham; former resident general of Federated Malay States and governor of the Straits Settlements colony. Attended by Malay States rulers; officials; & Captain Buller of the HMS Malaya. British officers & wives walk past. Soldiers (British?) march back & forth; then stand in rows. Arrival of Sir Laurence Nunns Guillemard in automobile. He inspects troops. Pan from behind platform where N.-G. stands by covered statue; dignitaries seated watching. Shot of unveiled statue; w/ people coming over to look. CU statue. More of people looking at statue. Salutes; etc. as N.-G. departs. imperialism; Southeast Asia colonialism; monument