Business Times Oct 15 – PROPERTY developer UDA Holdings Bhd will begin transforming the Pudu Prison area in Kuala Lumpur into a commercial hub next year.”We have plans to turn the area into a commercial development, which will include retail centres, offices, residences and parks,” UDA general manager of urban development division, Nooraini Mohamad Rashidi, told Business Times in an interview.The development is currently referred to as the Bukit Bintang Commercial Centre, but there will be a name change once it has been completed.The project, expected to stretch over eight to 10 years, will have a gross development value of RM2 billion, she said.
My speculation is that the Pudu Jail Redevelopment will look like this in the future…
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Pudu Jail area today with Berjaya Times Square in the background.