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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Kelana Jaya restaurant to make way for project

The site is earmarked for a mixed-development project.

The Kelana Jaya Seafood Centre, a prominent landmark in Petaling Jaya, has closed its doors.

The restaurant published a notice in the newspapers announcing its closure on April 30.

A similar notice is plastered on a big signboard at its premises, which can be seen from the LDP.

The restaurant had been in operation for about 18 years and was a popular joint for halal seafood.

Former Subang Jaya assemblyman Datuk Lee Hwa Beng said he used to dine often in the restaurant.

“It is halal so I would go there when I needed to have meals with my Muslim acquaintances,” he said.

The proposed plan is an extension of the existing Plaza Kelana Jaya development that would comprise shops, offices, apartments and a mall.

According to the Glomac corporate communications department, the land on which the Kelana Seafood Centre is located was sold by the PKNS to Glomac Segar Sdn Bhd on April 1, while Glomac Bhd acquired Glomac Segar on April 30.

Glomac has stated in the website that the land would be used for its future development.

The proposed plan is an extension of the existing Plaza Kelana Jaya development that would comprise shop-offices, office suits, serviced apartments and a shopping mall.

The project is scheduled to be launched next year.

The SS7 area near the Kelana Jaya Lake has seen a mushrooming of high-rise residential dwellings and commercial centres over the years.

Residents in the area said they had to put up with bad traffic jams, haphazard parking and flash floods due to the development.

The residents had voiced their displeasure over the apparent over-development in the area during a recent meeting with Seri Setia assemblyman Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad.

By The Star (by Tan Karr Wei)

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