Centuries-old secret tunnel in Bukit Nanas discovered

There’s a secret tunnel from Bukit Nanas to the Klang river bank and the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has discovered it. 

The Star Online’s Vijenthi Nair reports that the 10-metre long tunnel – which is part of a narrow stretch believed to be centuries old – was used to stash weapons, food and treasure.

According to City Hall civil engineering and drainage department director Tan Kheng Chok, the tunnel was discovered six months ago by a contractor while repairing a collapsed slope. 

“We believe the tunnel is part of a labyrinth of underground tunnels that had disappeared over time and development in the area,” he told the portal, adding that the tunnel was used by the Mandailing community as an escape route during the Klang or Selangor Civil War in 1868 and 1871.

The spot, he said, would be made into a tourist attraction. 

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