Greater Kuala Lumpur/ Klang Valley
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EPP 7: Creating Iconic Places and Attractions

  • GNI by 2020 (mil)
    RM460
  • Projected jobs by 2020
    13,500

EPP 7.0 - Creating Iconic Places and Attractions

This EPP aspires to increase the overall appeal of Greater Kuala Lumpur/Klang Valley by creating and identifying iconic landmarks and attractions throughout the region.

Led jointly by the Ministry of Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing and Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL), this EPP will leverage existing attractions and landmarks to cement KL’s unique identity and heritage.

Four initiatives have been identified under this EPP, comprising:
  • Establishing and enhancing Heritage Trails (HT) by developing guided pedestrian trails through landmark sites such as Dataran Merdeka, Medan Pasar and Central Market. The first route on the HT is expected for completion by June 2013, with Routes Two and Three to open to visitors by August.
  • Reviving Medan Pasar by transforming the area into a pedestrian arcade.
  • Upgrading Masjid Jamek.
  • Creating a Malaysia Truly Asia Centre (MTAC), an integrated cultural tourism park managed by Themed Attraction Resorts, a subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional.

Highlights

  • Medan Pasar was officially launched on 13 December 2014 by the Minister of Federal Territories in conjunction with the KL International Drum and Dance Festival.
  • DBKL is also looking at revamping the Medan Pasar area by changing the retail operators to those more suited for tourism attraction. In 2014, two retail operators in Medan Pasar were changed.
  • To uplift the atmosphere of Medan Pasar, DBKL successfully organised four events in Medan Pasar in 2014.
2015/08/06
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