Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A triangular piece of land along Jalan Danau Saujana, about 360m off the main road of Jalan Genting Klang, Kuala Lumpur.

It is located behind a new commercial area - the Plaza Crystalville business/commercial development, fenced off  and separated from a roll of shop lots by the back alley ; and adjacent to an abandoned mining lake and  separated with a Surau (a smaller muslim prayer place) by a fenced monsoon drain and a parking lot to the Surau.

Land nick names, Neologisms and slang terms

wasteland, empty land, tanah lapang, tempat kosong.

Location


Address

Jalan Danau Saujana, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Land Topography

Size of the Land in sqm (approx.)

986.4 sqm

Surfaces

  • Open
  • with vegetation and rubble.

Features

  • Reclaimed/refilled land
  • Partly fenced
  • Monsoon drain
  • demolished buildings

Land status and definition

Basic

  • Derelict

Legal Status

  • In Public Ownership

Current Land Owner

City Council of Kuala Lumpur

Known intended future use by the land owner(s)

We were told that some party has proposed to the city council to utilise the land.

Historical (basic)

The land was previously (upto 2 years back) a piece of swamp or low level reclaimed land adjacent to the now abandoned mining lake (for tin).  A local resident named Pak Din, told us that he has been planting vegetable such as bananas, sugarcane etc on that land since 7/8 years back.

As it was previously adjacent to a driver-learners training range towards the main road of Jalan Genting Klang, which is under the jurisdiction of the Land and Transportation Department, it is assumed the land was previously under the ownership of the city council.

It was later developed by a commercial developer into the current Plaza CrystalVille. And during the period of construction, the identified triangular area by the team, was according to Pak Din, used to build temporary housing for the construction workers working on the site.  According to Pak Din, the site was also topped up with 4 to 5 feet of soil from the original level by the developer during the construction period.

 

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Land Access

Accessibility

  • Accessible

Although the land is fenced off, but there is a small opening at the tip, besides the entrance into the Plaze CrystalVille from Jalan Danau Saujana which gives one access into the area.

Borders

Land Users

Land is occupied by

  • No one

Activities

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