Kuala Tereng­ganu’s Kam­pung Cina to get a facelift

New Straits Times - - Region -

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.

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