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. SAVE THE DATES! HERE’S A LINE UP OF WHAT IS IN STORE FOR 2015
|25 April 2015||This Kul City Walk #1||Bukit Nanas, The Forest in the City|
|June 2015||Founders of Kuala Lumpur Lecture Series||Badan Warisan Malaysia|
|June 2015||This Kul City Walk #2||Brickfields, Building the Historic City Center|
|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:
- Promote a greater awareness of local histories of modern Kuala Lumpur – its peoples, its neighbourhoods, its character and its development.
- 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.
- 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.
- To create a sense of place and history of Kuala Lumpur by and for KL’ites.
- Provide the basis to develop an approach to urban regeneration which is community based.
- Once the community understands its city, it will seek to promote and protect its heritage and cultural values.