Businessmen shying away from pre-war shophouses in Kuala Lumpur

THERE is no denying that the mention of Kuala Lumpur old city, which covers Medan Pasar, Chinatown and Little India, conjures images of old, empty and decaying shophouses despite the area’s hustle and bustle, as well as the heritage value.

Unlike the situation in Penang and Malacca, businessmen and investors are still shying away from the pre-war shophouses in Kuala Lumpur in spite of a heightened awareness on heritage preservation.

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