A village lost in time, Kampung Baru is an estate located in the heart of Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur, which has resisted modern architectural development.
Located near the city center, the village is considered to be a potential real-estate gold mine.
So far, much of the village has resisted the modernization and development that has consumed the surrounding area.
However, as the value of the real estate the village sits upon steadily rises, more and more residents are selling off their land.
Photographer Kamal Sellehuddin has spent the last two years photographing inside Kampung Baru.
"I wanted to capture the original form and ambiance of the village, before it is -- seemingly, inevitably -- all taken apart," he says.
"This village is facing a fierce clash of cultures between the modern and traditional. We are beginning to see high-rise apartments creep into the area as well. Perhaps in a just a few short years, Kampung Baru as we know it will have changed entirely," says Sellehuddin.
"If you look carefully, each house has a different and unique design, dating back to before Malaysia's independence, which distinctly reflects Malay culture and heritage. No two houses look the same."
"Many of the Kampung Baru residents feel blessed. To them, it seems they have the best of both worlds."
"They are able to maintain their traditional way of life, while fully partaking in the benefits of development that surrounds them," Sellehuddin says.
"Malaysia's rapid urban development may have its benefits, however, Kampung Baru is a space that is special in its history and heritage."
"In its current state, it is unique, and it would be a shame to replace it with a sterile urban development with no local identity."
"Perhaps in a just a few short years, Kampung Baru as we know it will have changed entirely."
"These are our local traditions, our cultural practices, and we cannot afford to ignore the reality that surrounds this issue."
"I hope that people -- especially former and present Kampung Baru residents -- develop an awareness and a deeper appreciation."
"That they feel the need to protect the identity, heritage, culture and land that had been passed to them."
"It is my hope that my photos are able to, in some small way, contribute towards the fragile preservation of these homes," the photographer says.