Recently in the headlines as the government is trying to buy out the land for development, Kampung Baru is the last hold-out against the city's enveloping concrete jungle. Truly a village within a city, Kampung Baru now stands bravely under the long shadows of skyscrapers and elevated highways. Why has this area remained a kampung? How will it maintain its cultural integrity? Our tour guide, food and cultural historian but a trained architect, Nadge Ariffin, will answer these questions and more as he takes us through the village. "In spite of its urban location, the Malay village seems to have preserved most of its traditional lifestyle and simple village charm. The Triplet Towers lies on one end, while the KL General Hospital and TPCA Stadium stand on the other. In between, a maze of roads interconnect many old houses that have retained most of its architectural styling and features." Fee: RM30.00 for registration (excluding lunch) Students meeting point on campus at 9:00 to take taxis or van downtown. Limited spots: only 20 available. SMLC MA students will be prioritised. First come first serve basis for other students and faculty.
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