Words: May Robertson
It isn't everyday one can boast of being a King's neighbour.
This is a privilege for many who live near the national palace along Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim in Segambut.
Like for Tesfura Jamaluddin, 48, it's something they can "tell their friends about".
> Entrepreneur Azlinda Arshad, 46:
"I feel proud. Also, it's easier to give directions to my place."
I just have to say "Google, Waze" Istana Negara Gate 3!
> Housewife Yashota Ramachandran, 34:
"I see the Istana from my kitchen. Cooking with a view like that is glorious, it's therapeutic."
> Oil and gas industry worker Johan Johari, 42:
"I don't hesitate to tell people I live right beside the palace. It gives me a sense of pride."
> Student Alif Fikri, 17:
"My room faces the Istana, I get to hear and see the marching practice live."
"It's pretty cool! Something to talk about in school."
> Housewife Amelia Thong, 46:
"I moved in because of the view, though I wish there were more greenery in the area."