Turning old KL buildings into art spaces: does it really work?

A Philharmonic Winds Of Malaysia concert at the arts space REXKL last year. REXKL was formerly the old Rex cinema in Chinatown. Photo: REXKL

The idea of repurposing old or abandoned buildings and turning them into creative spaces and giving them a new lease of life is not an uncommon practice in major cities.

London’s famous art museum, the Tate Modern, was once the Bankside Power Station and New York’s Capital Repertory Theatre used to be a downtown Grand Cash Market supermarket.

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