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KL Eco City is a new development project in the city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This project is built at the site of former Kampung Haji Abdullah Hukum village. This mixed development project is helmed by SP Setia, and comprises 3 residential towers, one serviced apartments tower, 3 corporate office towers, 12 boutique office blocks and one retail podium.
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Kampung Haji Abdullah Hukum was an urban village located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was situated further south along Jalan Bangsar, between the Rapid KL Kelana Jaya Line station named after the village (See: Abdullah Hukum LRT station) and the Klang River. Its area is surrounded by Bangsar, Mid Valley Megamall and Kerinchi.
Kampung Haji Abdullah Hukum was one of Kuala Lumpur's early Malay settlements, with a 200-year-old history.
The village was named after Haji Abdullah Hukum, whose given name was Muhammad Rukun. He came to Malaya at the age of 15 with his father back in the 19th century. To earn a living he worked as a farmer and a contractor before he started opening lands and villages with the consent of Raja Laut, who was then the Raja Muda (crown prince) of Selangor.
Abdullah was later chosen by Raja Laut to head a mosque in Pudu. He was also given the authority to start a nursery in Bukit Nanas and to open a village in Sungai Putih (now Jalan Bangsar). After retiring, he continued to stay in the village in Sungai Putih which is now known as Kampung Haji Abdullah Hukum.
Despite initially starting as a Malay settlement, the village boasted a multiracial population of ethnic Malays, Chinese and Indians. There is even a Hindu temple, Sri Sakthi Nageswary Temple, located within the village.
In 2007, it was reported that the 200-year-old Kampung Haji Abdullah Hukum has been earmarked for development. The village has been marked for a major development comprising condominiums, office blocks, shopping complex and there is even talk of a transit hub to be built in the area.