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Being on the intersection of Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman and Jalan Dang Wangi, it is worth to note the history of our location. The name Campbell was taken from Campbell Road, now known as Jalan Dang Wangi. The road was named after Douglas Campbell (1867-1918), the British resident of Negeri Sembilan and Johor's first British advisor during our colonial era.


Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman was initially called Batu Road back in the colonial days when Kuala Lumpur was a tin mining area. The road was actually a trail leading to Batu village, which was the hub of mining activities. In the 1930s, this area was dominated by swamps, rice fields and coconut estates but slowly developed into one of the busiest roads in Kuala Lumpur. Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, including Campbell Shopping Complex was the 'grande dame' of KL shopping in the 1970s and 1980s before modern shopping complexes took the KL metropolitan city by storm.


This stretch of road is flanked by pre-war buildings whose distinctive facades have been preserved and readapted to accommodate modern retail businesses. Take a walk through the archways of shops that will take you on a cultural experience that goes back several decades.


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History

Being on the intersection of Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman and Jalan Dang Wangi, it is worth to note the history of our location. The name Campbell was taken from Campbell Road, now known as Jalan Dang Wangi. The road was named after Douglas Campbell (1867-1918), the British resident of Negeri Sembilan and Johor's first British advisor during our colonial era.


Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman was initially called Batu Road back in the colonial days when Kuala Lumpur was a tin mining area. The road was actually a trail leading to Batu village, which was the hub of mining activities. In the 1930s, this area was dominated by swamps, rice fields and coconut estates but slowly developed into one of the busiest roads in Kuala Lumpur. Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, including Campbell Shopping Complex was the 'grande dame' of KL shopping in the 1970s and 1980s before modern shopping complexes took the KL metropolitan city by storm.


This stretch of road is flanked by pre-war buildings whose distinctive facades have been preserved and readapted to accommodate modern retail businesses. Take a walk through the archways of shops that will take you on a cultural experience that goes back several decades.