Kuala Lumpur’s 10-year challenge
Architect Rosli Mohd Ali from PAM's heritage conservation committee to respond to DBKL's proposal of the Heritage Trail  

There’s something about a new year that compels people to look over their lives and compare their current selves to an earlier point in time. While the 10-year challenge has got many people around the world marvelling at their own development over the past decade, some wider perspectives have emerged to highlight places and how…

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Unearth Kuala Lumpur’s inner beauty with Best@Golden Triangle
A sunset making for a beautiful backdrop for The Exchange 106 (TRX Signature Tower), which will become the next tallest building in Malaysia.  

A city that is as vibrant and diverse as its people, Kuala Lumpur is a blend of intriguing sights, sounds, and flavours that make Malaysia truly unique. The significance of Kuala Lumpur was apparent even in its early days as a humble tin mining settlement – when the mineral-rich confluence of two rivers attracted prospectors…

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Quiet charm of Shah Alam

By Lee Yan Li and Ng Pau Ling WHEN charting the origins of a city, it is tempting to slip in the phrase “humble beginnings” somewhere along the line. Although a cliche, it is often true for many towns that had to endure growing pains before maturing into a modern city. This description does not…

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Top developers come to town
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By Ng Pau Ling Lifestyle estates enhance living quality and growth of Shah Alam THE landscape of Shah Alam is littered with different types of landed property in low-density housing arrangements. According to the MBSA City Plan 2020, residential property developments account for 16.85% (5,108.47 ha) of the total land-use area of 30,310.72 ha…

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Innovative lifestyle at Eco Ardence

By Ng Pau Ling LAUNCHED in 2016, Eco Ardence is the latest township project in Shah Alam. This joint venture between Eco World and Cascara Sdn Bhd covers 534 acres and is positioned as a vibrant suburban eco-township with art, cultural and commercial elements. Within three years of its launch, Eco Ardence has rolled out three residential phases: Aeres (2016), Dremien (2017) and Nara (2018 Q4) with…

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A peaceful place for families
Interview Mariam, Pegantin magazine editor for Star Property. RAJA FAISAL HISHAN/The Star  

Residents of all ages charmed by the splendour of Shah Alam By Viktor Chong, Aisyah Suwardi & Pauline Ng SIX inspiring individuals from different backgrounds have converged in Shah Alam for various reasons. From tourist attractions, sprawling greenery to the culinary delights of the land, the people of Shah Alam have much to share —…

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Shah Alam: Numbers for your info

Shah Alam Area: 290.3 sq km Number of Property Owners  212,938 units (as 2014) 9 Rivers 30 Villages 18,880 Industrial units 10,116 Shops and offices 2,123.55 hectares (7.32%) of recreation area and green space 71 existing and planned roundabouts (under review) For more stories on Shah Alam, visit or download the full PDF by registering at Propwall Connect:

Timeline of Shah Alam

1963  Shah Alam was formed at the site previously known as Sungai Renggam and was mostly an oil palm plantation. 1978  Shah Alam was declared the capital of Selangor. 1985 The Shah Alam Lake Gardens, designed by landscape architect Fumiaki Takano, was the first public park to open in Selangor. 1988 Completion of the Blue…

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Safety first at Setia Alam

By Ng Pau Ling This 4,000-acre township is located on the western flank of Shah Alam and adjacent to Klang district. The area formerly known as North Hummock Estate was bought over by S P Setia in 2002. In 2004, S P Setia disposed of 614.26 acres to PKNS which has now branded that locale as Alam…

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Harmonious living at Kota Kemuning

By Ng Pau Ling Gamuda Land is the leading developer of this 1,854-acre township sited in southern Shah Alam. The developer launched its earliest linked houses in Aranda and Oncidium precincts in August 1995 (partnering with DRB-Hicom Bhd) at the selling price of RM168,000 upwards. Spillover demand from Subang USJ contributed to the growth of Kota Kemuning in its…

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