BWM launches THIS KUL CITY!

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Badan Warisan Malaysia (BWM), together with the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society (MBRAS) with our project partner, Think City Sdn. Bhd today launched THIS KUL CITY, is a multi-dimensional programme that comprises elements of cultural mapping, youth engagement & historical documentation. This programme will run over a period of 18 months. 3a1a5592-0859-40db-9d71-cdc908899819 SAVE THE DATES! HERE’S A LINE UP OF WHAT IS IN STORE FOR 2015

DATE PROGRAMME VENUE
25 April 2015 This Kul City Walk #1 Bukit Nanas, The Forest in the City

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June 2015 Founders of Kuala Lumpur Lecture Series Badan Warisan Malaysia
June 2015 This Kul City Walk #2 Brickfields, Building the Historic City Center

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August 2015 Modern Shapers of KL Lecture Series  Venue to be confirmed
September 2015 Physical Evolution of KL City Lecture Series Venue to be confirmed
October 2015 This Kul City Ghost Stories Badan Warisan Malaysia
December 2015 This Kul City Walk #3 Masjid Jamek & the ‘Padang’- KL’s Civic & Historic Heart

THIS KUL CITY DISCOVERY WALKS These discovery walks will take place at selected locations here in Kuala Lumpur that has significant historical & heritage value to the city. Each location will feature a trail where participants walk through and participate in planned activities throughout the route as well as discover historical facts about the area. We hope that through this walk, participants will have a greater understanding & appreciation of the city of Kuala Lumpur. The route will also allow them access to heritage site & locations within that area. These locations are:

  • Bukit Nanas- The Forest in The City @ 25 April 2015
  • Brickfields- Building the Historic City Center
  • Masjid Jamek & the ‘Padang’- KL’s Civic & Historic Heart

THIS KUL CITY LECTURE SERIES Lectures & talks will be conducted to engage an academic discourse on Kuala Lumpur’s past, present & future. Each talk & lecture will be given by prominent historians, academia and personalities.

  • Lecture Series #1- Founders of Kuala Lumpur
  • Lecture Series #2- Modern Shapers of KL
  • Lecture Series #3- Physical Evolution of KL City

THIS KUL CITY GHOST STORIES Proposed to take place in October, KL’ites will be invited to share/write/post their own experience of haunting and supernatural phenomenon. This information will be collected, compiled, curated and performed in a story-telling format. This project aims to:

  1. Promote a greater awareness of local histories of modern Kuala Lumpur – its peoples, its neighbourhoods, its character and its development.
  2. Address the development of Kuala Lumpur from its early history as a mining village in the mid 1800s to its present day form as a metropolis and the nation’s capital.
  3. From its modest economic roots, various communities and neighbourhoods of KL will be mapped and documented through a series of cultural mapping workshops especially targeted at young people.
  4. To create a sense of place and history of Kuala Lumpur by and for KL’ites.
  5. Provide the basis to develop an approach to urban regeneration which is community based.
  6. Once the community understands its city, it will seek to promote and protect its heritage and cultural values.

8 thoughts on “BWM launches THIS KUL CITY!

    17 Things To Do For Free in KL - Poskod Malaysia said:
    April 10, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    […] heritage of food, shops and architecture in Malaysia. Badan Warisan has recently launched their This Kul City Discovery Walks with the first walk kicking off on 25 April at Bukit Nanas. The Tourism Unit of Kuala Lumpur City […]

    […] THIS KUL CITY kicked-off with a bang on Saturday, 25 April 2015 with our very first walk,  ‘THIS KUL CITY: DISCOVER BUKIT NANAS’! […]

    […] THIS KUL CITY kicked-off with a bang on Saturday, 25 April 2015 with our very first walk,  ‘THIS KUL CITY: DISCOVER BUKIT NANAS’! […]

    Dan said:
    June 8, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Anything going on in 2016 please?

      Badan Warisan Malaysia (The Heritage of Malaysia Trust) responded:
      June 9, 2016 at 2:54 pm

      Hi Daniel,

      Thank you for your comment. We did quite a few talks and also a heritage battle the past few months. We will be updating our calendar for second half of the year for upcoming events. A great way to get notifications on our events is by subscribing to our newsletter- Buletin Warisan. The link is on the right column of this website.

      Cheers!

    […] Communities such as Rakan KL and This Kul City Discovery Walks (we loved the pun) organize free walking tours that talks about the history and background of local food, buildings and spots. These groups aim to educate Malaysian and non-Malaysians alike about the city so history will not fade into obscurity. You’ll be able to discover and learn about our very own interesting Malaysian heritage. Rakan KL has an upcoming one you can check out here, so does This Kul City here. […]

      Badan Warisan Malaysia (The Heritage of Malaysia Trust) responded:
      June 13, 2016 at 11:03 am

      Hi Design and Directed, yes BWM does walking tours but the THIS KUL CITY project ended last year with our last tour in December. These tours are not offered on a regular basis so you would need to change your text as we do not have any upcoming tours. Our programmes change yearly and for this year, we are more focused on conducting talks and exhibitions. The walking tours may return, but in 2017. Hope this helps!

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