Kuala Lumpur will be transformed into a street art capital, full of giant mural paintings through the beautification of back lanes and in between buildings in the city that will be carried out in stages.
Inspired by the success of cities such as Melbourne, Australia which is famous for the creativity of its street artists, and transformed the city to a world attraction, The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) is currently looking into the design and technical aspects of the project.
Besides the Bukit Bintang area, the project would also be carried out at Lorong Sultan and Lorong Petaling, which are near the Pasar Karat and Petaling Street.
The proposed mural at Lorong Sultan will feature the history of the area and rustic signage will be put up. On top of that, the infrastructure, which includes the drainage system, will be upgraded.
Meanwhile, for the mural painting at Lorong Petaling, will feature “Instagram-able” and aesthetic nature pictures to make the area more cheerful and beautiful.
According to Bernama, the paintings at the lanes will each have a different concept, theme and identity, depending on the background and history of the area concerned, as well as based on suggestions by the local community.
Really can't wait for the 'facelift'!