Crowds pass below the main gate of Petaling Street, now home to a slew of trendy cafes, restaurants and bars. Photo: Shutterstock
Crowds pass below the main gate of Petaling Street, now home to a slew of trendy cafes, restaurants and bars. Photo: Shutterstock
Malaysia

Petaling Street, the ‘Chinatown’ of Malaysia’s capital, bets on its heritage for a modern revival

  • The landing point of many Cantonese and Hakka settlers centuries ago, the area was seen to have lost its local character in recent times
  • But a movement to restore the area while remaining true to its historical and cultural roots is proving popular with not just tourists but locals as well

Crowds pass below the main gate of Petaling Street, now home to a slew of trendy cafes, restaurants and bars. Photo: Shutterstock
Crowds pass below the main gate of Petaling Street, now home to a slew of trendy cafes, restaurants and bars. Photo: Shutterstock
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