Kuala Lumpur saw an influx in immigration during the late 1800s due to its mining boom, with Petaling Street becoming a key commercial centre for the Chinese society in the city. There were schools, eateries, barber shops, clinics and all sorts of stores catering to the community. When it came to medical matters, many put their trust in traditional Chinese medical physicians. There used to be around 14 Chinese medical halls along Petaling Street. Established since 1942, Kien Fatt Medical Store is one of the few remaining medical halls left in town. You can still see sinsehs rummaging through the counters and jars for all kids of herbs to whip up healthy tonics for their patients. It also runs the Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine.