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150-year-old village loses out to development

Athi Veeranggan  |  Published:  |  Modified:

Kampung Buah Pala in Bukit Gelugor, Penang is a quiet Tamil settlement located in heart of rapidly developing eastern part of Georgetown.

Being merely a five-minute drive away from the Penang Bridge, 10-minute drive from Bayan Lepas Free Industrial Zone and 10-minute drive from Komtar, the traditional village on a 2.6 hectare prime land would be a gift for the marginalised Tamil Hindu community in Penang.

However, instead of being a gift, the village prime status has become a curse in recent years.

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