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Facelift for KL's iconic 119-year-old kampung?

Plans to modernise Kampung Baru are likely to once again face resistance from residents

KUALA LUMPUR • A RM30 million (S$9.9 million) walkway being built between downtown Kuala Lumpur and the capital's biggest Malay enclave of Kampung Baru underscores the chasm between the two, which the Malaysian government wants to bridge.

The two areas - located across the Klang river from each other - are worlds apart in character and, in turn, property prices.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 10, 2019, with the headline 'Facelift for KL's iconic 119-year-old kampung?'. Print Edition | Subscribe