Project Goals

1. Re-establish the city’s historical core through special care in ensuring conservation.
2. Provide efficient intermodal connections to ensure ease of navigation for visitors and locals.
3. Create nodes of activity along the riverfront.
4. Introduce a variety of uses to revitalise existing developments

Completed as of
May 2017

Beautification works is being carried out along a 10.7km stretch along the Klang and Gombak river corridor in the Heritage Quarter of Kuala Lumpur. By rejuvenating the Klang and Gombak rivers in the heart of Greater KL, city residents and visitors will have the opportunity to rediscover the aesthetic nature of our rivers and reconnect with them in an ecological way.

To increase the economic viability of the area, The River Beautification component is led by DBKL, in collaboration with 20 departments and agencies within and beyond DBKL. This beautification will be done in accordance with the River of Life Master Plan, which includes adjacent areas throughout the length of the river, and detailed proposals for Precinct 1 (Titiwangsa) and Precinct 7 (Masjid Jamek). American company AECOM was appointed to draw up the Master Plan in 2012, based on the following drivers:

Precinct 7 Phase 1

Areas being beautified in Precinct 7

Coming Up

Sg Klang River Front (South) and Brickfields

Dataran Merdeka and Masjid India

Sg Gombak Riverfront (PWTC) and Sg Klang Riverfront (North)

Titiwangsa Park

Juxtapose contemporary designs with historic and heritage buildings to create a vibrant, energetic and memorable city.

People And

Enhance public spaces aesthetically by providing a distinct and uniform identity along the riverfront. The plan is to turn the river into a central recreational locale.

Place and

Spur mixed development projects along the river with new transport-oriented interchanges, enhanced business and commercial diversity, and a river-based public transportation system.

Economy and

Collect, clean and recycle water using well-designed sanitary processes, before releasing it back into the system.

Nature and