Keeping the colours of heritage alive

  • Metro News
  • Friday, 05 Oct 2018

(From left) Mallace, Nurazizi and Jotun Malaysia and Singapore marketing manager Yousra Lemaamer commemorating the collaboration between Jotun and DBKL at the launch of the #KeepMYColours campaign.

HISTORICAL buildings and lanes in Kuala Lumpur will be restored and beautified with 2,500 litres of Jotashield Antifade Colours from Jotun.

The joint effort with Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) is aimed at enhancing the appearance of these neglected lanes while preserving their historical aspects.

Jotun Malaysia and Singapore managing director Eric Mallace said its contribution to the project was their way of giving back to the Malaysian community.

“Malaysia is a country full of culture and heritage, and Jotun wants to be a part of keeping these colours from fading.

“It made perfect sense for us to support the #KeepMYColours campaign through a significant collabora­tion with an organisation such as DBKL that focuses on the preservation of Malaysian culture and heritage through the improvement and beautification of Kuala Lumpur,” he said, adding this was their first joint effort with DBKL.

DBKL City Planning Department director Nurazizi Mokhtar said along with the campaign, DBKL was currently executing a new project with Think City, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Bhd, to rejuvenate the lanes of Kuala Lumpur while building a resilient living environment for the local community. 

“Lorong Bandar 13 and Lorong Yap Ah Loy will be the first lanes to be revamped as part of this collaboration, which includes setting up a pop-up area to test the community’s interest, followed by a review to gather the community’s response, and finally, the implementation stage to enhance the entire lane, commencing this month,” he said.

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