Back in the 1870s, Sikhs from India were recruited to join the police force of the Federated Malay States. Many were brought in to help restore order in Larut, the success of which led to more Sikhs being employed across the country. To cater to the officers that were based in Kuala Lumpur, the British built this unique temple in 1898. Since then, the Gurdwara Sahib Polis has served as a key place of worship for Sikh officers. In the 1930s, it also became the first Punjabi school in Malaya for the chidren of these police officer. There are rooms in the temple that used to serve as temporary accommodation between postings. Little has changed with this unassuming blue and white structure in the last 100 years. Nowadays it caters to around 200 Sikh families in the neighbourhood.