MANY activities are lined-up in the weekend at a "narrow street" in Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur known as Madras Lane.
To bring life back to the forgotten entertainment hub in the 60s and 70s-thanks to the then iconic Madras Theatre, which was destroyed in a fire in 1979, Think City in collaboration with Citi Foundation, launched a weekend celebration called Lorong Fest: A walk down Madras Lane on Saturday (Nov 30).
The weekend-long celebration which ends at 10pm Sunday (Dec 1) promises authentic hawker fare, fun-filled activities, engaging workshops, and the opportunity to discover and explore the rich culture of Madras Lane.
Also present at the launch were Bukit Bintang MP Fong Kui Lun, Citibank Berhad corporate affairs vice-president Sara Yasmine Mohamed and Kuala Lumpur City Hall project implementation and building maintenance department senior deputy director Hanum Ain Zainal.
Think City managing director Hamdan Abdul Majid said they believed in the importance of recognising the opportunities that the city possessed.
“In order to preserve what is so uniquely Kuala Lumpur, we showcase not only to our international visitors, but also to Malaysians the intangible value of culture and heritage that Madras Lane holds.
“With the financial grant from Citi Foundation, we intend to continue investing in efforts of renewing the city’s historic laneways, progressing towards transforming Downtown Kuala Lumpur into a creative and cultural district,” he said.
The event is also a part of Think City’s 10th anniversary celebrations, a year-long calendar of project launches and events to mark a decade of community-led urban regeneration.