Located in the state of Selangor, Kampung Chempaka is one of the last new villages set up in 1969 due to the major land acquisition for mining development. But after the mining activity had ended, most of the villagers remained and became permanent settlements until today. Kampung Chempaka or in Mandarin known as “Qian Bai Jia” (Thousand Houses) is tucked away in Petaling Jaya, the modern satellite city for Kuala Lumpur.
Despite the surrounding areas having received rapid modernization, over the years Kampung Chempaka have maintained its traditional way of living and preserved its historical significance. However, with the increasing number of young residents moving out, leaving an ageing population behind, Kampung Chempaka is facing gradual encroachment from the neighboring industrial area.