KL Eco City

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Kampung Haji Abdullah Hukum
Village
The northern half of Kampung Haji Abdullah Hukum (as of August 2007), as seen from the Abdullah Hukum LRT station and with the incomplete Gardens shopping centre to the right. By 2008, much of the village was cleared away for a further expansion of the Mid Valley City development project.
The northern half of Kampung Haji Abdullah Hukum (as of August 2007), as seen from the Abdullah Hukum LRT station and with the incomplete Gardens shopping centre to the right. By 2008, much of the village was cleared away for a further expansion of the Mid Valley City development project.
Kampung Haji Abdullah Hukum is located in Malaysia
Kampung Haji Abdullah Hukum
Kampung Haji Abdullah Hukum
Location within Malaysia
Kampung Haji Abdullah Hukum is located in Kuala Lumpur
Kampung Haji Abdullah Hukum
Kampung Haji Abdullah Hukum
Kampung Haji Abdullah Hukum shown within Kuala Lumpur
Coordinates: 3°7′5″N 101°40′26″E / 3.11806°N 101.67389°E / 3.11806; 101.67389Coordinates: 3°7′5″N 101°40′26″E / 3.11806°N 101.67389°E / 3.11806; 101.67389
Country Malaysia
State Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Constituency Lembah Pantai
Settled Early 1800s
Demolishment 2008
Government
 • Local Authority Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur
 • Mayor Ahmad Fuad Ismail
Time zone MST (UTC+8)

KL Eco City is a new development project in the city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This project is built at the site of former Kampung Haji Abdullah Hukum village. This mixed development project is helmed by SP Setia, and comprises of 3 residential towers, one serviced apartments tower, 3 corporate office towers, 12 boutique office blocks and one retail podium.[1]

Kampung Haji Abdullah Hukum[edit]

Kampung Haji Abdullah Hukum was an urban village located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was situated further south along Jalan Bangsar, between the Rapid KL Kelana Jaya Line station named after the village (See: Abdullah Hukum LRT station) and the Klang River. Its area is surrounded by Bangsar, Mid Valley Megamall and Kerinchi.

History[edit]

Kampung Haji Abdullah Hukum was one of Kuala Lumpur's early Malay settlements, with a 200 year old history.

The village was named after Haji Abdullah Hukum, whose given name was Muhammad Rukun. He came to Malaya at the age of 15 with his father back in the 19th century. To earn a living he worked as a farmer and a contractor before he started opening lands and villages with the consent of Raja Laut, who was then the Raja Muda (crown prince) of Selangor.

Abdullah was later chosen by Raja Laut to head a mosque in Pudu. He was also given the authority to start a nursery in Bukit Nanas and to open a village in Sungai Putih (now Jalan Bangsar). After retiring, he continued to stay in the village in Sungai Putih which is now known as Kampung Haji Abdullah Hukum.

Despite initially starting as a Malay settlement, the village boasted a multiracial population of ethnic Malays, Chinese and Indians. There is even a Hindu temple, Sri Sakthi Nageswary Temple, located within the village.

Development[edit]

The Abdullah Hukum station is an elevated LRT station next to the village it is named after and is a source of transport to the residents in the area.

In 2007, it was reported that the 200-year-old Kampung Haji Abdullah Hukum has been earmarked for development. The village has been marked for a major development comprising condominiums, office blocks, shopping complex and there is even talk of a transit hub to be built in the area.[2][3][4]

References[edit]

General reference

Specific references

  1. ^ Khai Yin (July 1, 2014). "KL Eco City". KLCC Condominiums Database. Retrieved 2014-07-01. 
  2. ^ Patchay (August 28, 2007). "EcoCity Mid Valley". Malaysia City(Wordpress Blog). Retrieved 2009-06-24. 
  3. ^ Chong Jin Hun (August 28, 2007). "SP Setia closer to securing prime land". New Straits Times, Malaysia. 
  4. ^ Christina Low (2007-07-31). "Goodbye to another urban kampung". The Star (Metro/Central section). Retrieved 2007-08-24.