An elderly villager outside his wooden house in Kampung Cempaka, Malaysia. Photo: Project Community Kampung Cempaka

Chinese resettlement villages in Malaysia get a facelift, 60 years after the first ‘temporary’ settlements sprang up

  • Built during the Malayan Emergency to separate Chinese from communist insurgents, ‘new villages’ today house 1.2 million people
  • Community projects by artists, designers and architects are under way to revive and improve them
Topic |   Malaysia

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An elderly villager outside his wooden house in Kampung Cempaka, Malaysia. Photo: Project Community Kampung Cempaka
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