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KAMPUNG CINA RIVER FRONTAGE

KAMPUNG CINA RIVER FRONTAGE
Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia
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BACKGROUND

A line of modest wooden buildings follows the gently curving waterfront at Kampung Cina, the oldest street in what is now one of Malaysia’s largest cities, Kuala Terengganu. When these traditional Chinese shop houses were built in the late 19th century, they functioned as both homes and businesses. Kampung Cina’s proximity to the water is central to its identity. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

Although Kampung Cina has maintained its character since the late 19th century, many of its buildings are deteriorating. In addition to natural deterioration, illegal jetties have been installed along the waterfront that lower the water level and create unsightly collections of trash. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

The Kampung Cina River Frontage represents the history of Kuala Terengganu and its relationship with the water. Skyscrapers now form the backdrop of the waterfront due to modernization of the city, which has brought development and increased tourism. (...)