(Tunku Abdul Rahman Flats)
One of the blocks of Pekeliling Flats waiting to be demolished.
|Type||High-rise apartment building|
(now Jalan Tun Razak),
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The Pekeliling Flats were built between 1964 and 1967 to accommodate the lower income group and squatter folks in the city. They were seven blocks of the flats (Block A, Block B (both demolished in 2006), Block C, Block D, Block E, Block F, Block G) and four-storey shop houses located on Jalan Pekeliling (now Jalan Tun Razak) and Jalan Pahang, built at cost of RM20.5 million which was launch by the Kuala Lumpur Federal Capital Commissions (Suruhanjaya Ibu Kota).
Blocks A and B were demolished in mid-2006 to make way for a proposed luxury apartment development project. However, as of June 2011, the plot of land where Block A & B once stood remained empty and has turned into a 'mini jungle'.
The remaining blocks (Blocks C - G) on the other side of the road was earmarked to be demolished later. The last family was evacuated to Setapak in 2008. However, as of January 2013, the blocks continues to stand, appearing as a sore thumb in the Kuala Lumpur skyline.
- "Before the blocks tumbling down".
- "Final Warning For Remaining 152 Families At Pekeliling Flats". Bernama. Retrieved 15 June 2008.
- "Pekeliling Flats comes down six years after last tenants move out". The Star. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
- "End of the road for iconic Pekeliling flats". New Traits Times. Retrieved 22 January 2014.