Kuala Terengganu’s Kampung Cina to get a facelift
KUALA TERENGGANU: Kampung Cina here, also known as Chinatown, will be given a facelift, with some 250 pre-war shophouses getting a new coat of paint in stages starting this month.
The three-month beautification project, costing RM250,000, is aimed at transforming the tourist attraction to make it look more refreshing and appealing for visitors.
Kampung Cina Beautification Project coordinator Sam Wee said the project was split into three phases, with the first phase involving 16 shophouses located in Jalan Kampung Cina and Pulau Warisan.
“We hope the project will change Chinatown’s look, as many parts of the city have also been given a new coat of paint lately, including the car parks at Pasar Payang,” he said.
The project has the cooperation of the Bandar Village Safety and Development Committee and Kampung Cina Residents’ Association.
A combination of yellow, purple and dark brown paint was recommended to shophouse owners for the project, although they may opt to choose their own colours.
The painting began on Aug 2 and would take three months to complete, just before the start of the monsoon season.