Sentul has lived many lives. Its evolution began in the early 1900s, when it was home to many a lively engineering workshop, employing over 5,000 workers in its heyday. During World War II, Sentul was one of the last towns in the country to be bombed by the Allied Forces. It was later partially rebuilt but never recaptured its former glory, and the area began going into a decline. The workshops continued to be used by KTM (Keretapi Tanah Melayu) before eventually settling down as a shelter for decommissioned locomotives.
The vibrant township that stands in its place today barely betrays its storied past. Nestled in a rare splash of lush greenery in metropolitan Kuala Lumpur, the iconic Sentul Depot is a breath of fresh air. A stroll down memory lane will reveal its quintessentially colonial roots in an assembly of rustic, brick-built structures.
In line with our masterplan to regenerate this piece of history, we have embarked on a bold endeavour: preserving the heart and soul of Sentul by reviving the depot as a modern cultural lifestyle destination.