Murals on 100m-long wall the new attractions in Kluang


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  • Monday, 16 May 2016

An artist painting the word ‘Kluang’ on the wall of Jalan Teoh Siew Khor during the Kluang Kreatif 1020 programme.

KLUANG: In an effort to beautify areas in the city, the local council organised a programme where several local artists painted 3D murals on the wall of Jalan Teoh Siew Khor here.

Kluang Municipal Council (MPK) president Ismail Abu said the Kluang Kreatif 1020 programme, which was an ongoing project for the whole year, was aimed to add more attractions to the city.

“There are at least 24 murals on the wall in that area which include a painting of the city’s iconic symbol, the Kluang train,” he said.

Ismail said the council has allocated RM20,000 for the project, with most of the paintings based on popular attractions in the city, including the train and the coffee cup (Kopi Kluang).

“Most of the artists are from Johor Baru, with some from Penang also joining in.

“They painted their masterpieces on a 100-m long wall in three stages and the place is open to the public for photo sessions,” he said.

Visitors posing with one of paintings.
Visitors posing with one of paintings.

He added that the project, which is under the Special Area Plan (RKK), would be the new attraction in the city.

Other current attractions include the Uptown Kluang.

“The council will always look for ways to attract more visitors to come here,” he said.

Ismail said that besides the murals, the council would also be upgrading as well as carry out road and drainage maintenance works at Taman Tasek Putih and Taman Merdeka areas.

“Some of the work includes maintenance works on uneven roads as well clogged drainage problems in the area,” he said.

He added that the council would also carry out upgrading works at recreational parks in the area for the residents to utilise.

The artists involved in painting the murals are mostly from Johor and Penang.
The artists involved in painting the murals are mostly from Johor and Penang.

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