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

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
Topic |   Malaysia

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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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