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Kuala Terengganu's Kampung Cina to undergo beautification project

KUALA TERENGGANU: Kampung Cina here, also known as Chinatown, will be given a facelift with some 250 pre-war shophouses to be given a new coat of paint in stages starting this month.
The three-month beautification project, costing RM250,000, is aimed at transforming the tourist attraction to give it a more refreshing and appealing look to visitors.
Kampung Cina Beautification Project coordinator Sam Wee said the project was split into three phases, with the first phase involving 16 shophouses.
He said the shophouses were all located along Jalan Kampung Cina and Pulau Warisan.
"Kampung Cina is a popular tourist destination with many souvenir shops and back alleys.
"We hope the project will change the look of Chinatown as many parts of the city have also been given a new coat of paint lately, including the car parks at Pasar Payang," he said.
The project was carried out with cooperation from the Bandar Village Safety and Development Committee and Kampung Cina Residents' Association.
The allocation was recently approved by the state government.
Wee said a combination of yellow, purple and dark brown paint were recommended to shophouse owners for the project although they might opt to choose their own colours.
He said the painting began on Aug 2 and would take three months to complete just before the start of the monsoon season.

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