Kampung Baru Gateway

Gate in Masjid India, Kampung Baru & Northern KL

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A modern concrete and blue glass gateway marks the entry to this neighbourhood of traditional Malay wooden houses. Gazetted by the British in 1899, Kampung Baru's low-slung charms are best revealed by simply wandering its streets. Along the way, enjoy tasty home-cooked Malay food at unpretentious roadside cafes and stalls.

Note that the area is undergoing development with high rises and modern blocks sprouting up amid the low-rise, leafy plots.