Selangor Journal
Ng Sze Han (middle) with local villagers after visiting and launching the new look of Kampung Bagan Hailam, Port Klang, on February 17, 2021. — Picture by FIKRI YUSOF/SELANGORKINI

Kampung Bagan Hailam gets new look, to become tourist attraction

By Sheeda Fathil

PORT KLANG, Feb 18 — The beautification works of Kampung Bagan Hailam through the Breath New Life project is able to turn the water village into a new tourist destination.

State executive councillor for new village development Ng Sze Han said the villagers’ initiative to create harmony and clean environment through the two-year project should be commended.

“Kampung Bagan Hailam is very strategic and has the potential to develop as a popular destination for seafood lovers.

“I commend the villagers’ commitment to adorn the areas with various decorations and to not throw rubbish into the sea like before,” he said after a visit to the village yesterday.

Ng said the construction of a recycling centre and a mini-library in the area is very interesting and is hoped that other new villages would follow it.

“The locals had also repainted unused 18-litre paint buckets and turned it into rubbish bins that are supplied to the houses in the area. I hope this idea would be followed by others too,” he said.

In 2019, Kampung Bagan Hailam with a population of 500 residents became the pioneer water village project that was given a new life through the Breath New Life programme on 10 ‘kampung bagan’ in Selangor.

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