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The Over Developed Bangsar South Losing its Greenery Permanently

Bangsar South -  one of the upcoming and most rapidly developed township on the hill, complete with a new shopping mall, hotels, offices, condominiums and even a few medical centres and clinics within the neighbourhood. Sounds great. Is it really?

Once upon a time, this area was called Kampung Kerinchi (Kerinchi Village), which had a good mix of different residential buildings, local shops and food stalls, and a big farmers' market that opened twice a week. Most importantly, residents used to be surrounded by lots of greenery but not short of necessary modern conveniences.

BUT, ever since the renaming of the area from the not-very-cool-sounding one to Bangsar South several years ago, there hasn't been a pause in development. This of course, involved the sacrifice of many many trees and bushes and destroying the landscape with the leveling of the hilly lands.

 We can foresee what the residents downhill would be experiencing on stormy days: mud flooding down from the over exposed land, or even a landslide?


This latest high-rise luxurious residential building is squeezed in a tiny land, which one could hardly imagine its capacity to hold such huge project. It's simply ridiculous, yet there are people who would pay millions to buy the units.

The current development has already made the area so crowded, and turned it into a traffic nightmare everyday. Not to mention that original residential buildings have now lost their once spectacular views of the city skyline.


Do we really need another luxurious condominium whilst house prices has skyrocketed in recent years that a lot of hardworking people can't even afford a little place of their own? Yes certainly - some developers have yet to make enough profits.

Well their tagline for this latest project is "Take Refuge" - ironic, as I believe a lot of the original residents would like to take refuge - away from it all. Provided they can afford it $$$$$$$!

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