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Sad Imbi Plaza

Imbi Plaza used to the center of all things digital back in the 80s. And it was still at its heyday until the early 2000s. The combination of regular raids by the authority and the wide availability of digital downloads made the business of bootleg software which thrived there then bit the dust.

Right next door, a more legitimate - emphasis on the word more - IT center was opened, Low Yat Plaza. This forced most of the vendors at Imbi to either clean up their act or ship out. My usual dealer left for Berjaya Times Square across the road.

The restaurants were still opened

As it was now, the three story mall looked empty. Some of the shops looked abandoned. I remember back in its glory days when the place was packed, and you could get anything IT there. I had built PC from parts from the shop there before it became fashionable.

I remember waiting for new games released on 5.25 inch floppy being sold there - illegally of course. We couldn't get our hands on original, not to mention how expensive those were back then. All those walks to and from my house at Jalan Bellamy those days. I was sure a few of my friends also had find memories of the place...‎

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