Kuala Lumpur is a contradiction. The old and new coexist but not always harmoniously. As recognized worldwide as it is as a modern city, some parts seem to never want to catch up with the changing times. I'm often at loggerheads with it. That's another story.
But there are moments I'm thankful some things remain as they are. Like this elderly street cobbler. In the most delveloped areas, you're certain to find someone to mend a broken sole. He'll be there waiting and yes, chances are he'll have a cigarette as well.