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Monday, March 9, 2009

Klang’s Little India gets a total makeover

KLANG’s Little India will be beautified and a tourist information centre will be built there as part of the Federal Government’s move to promote it as a tourist attraction in Selangor.

The Tourism Ministry has allocated RM3mil for the purpose and work to upgrade and beautify the area began two months ago.

Klang Municipal Council president Mislan Tugiu said the project included the construction of a tourist information centre and kiosks selling souvenirs.

He said it also included the construction of public toilets in the area, which also had several religious attractions including a mosque, a temple and a church.

Off to a good start: Work on the new atrractions to the area has already begun.

“The project involves using the vacant plot of land near the St Barnabas Church and the car park at Chetty Padang,’’ he said.

Mislan said the project also included upgrading the pavement along both sides of Jalan Tengku Kelana and a section of Jalan Dato Hamzah leading to the information centre.

He said lighting would be installed along Jalan Tengku Kelana as part of the beautification programme.

“Railings will be built on both sides of the street as a safety feature.

“This is important to prevent accidents as the street is always crowded with pedestrians, including visitors and tourists,’’ he said.

He added that the project would be completed by the middle of this year.


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