Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Jalan Sultan

A photography friend urged us to go out to Jalan Sultan in KL (in Petaling Street aka Chinatown area) to capture as many shots as possible. And we were to do this AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  Reason being some of the buildings will be demolished due to the development of mass rapid train development that will passing through some parts of Petaling Street.

Growing up in Melaka, I enjoy old buildings with history than those new, glass, high-rise types.  But as I can see, in KL particularly, many of these old buildings are neglected or tore down and taken over by new high rise buildings.  It's sad that we let heritage buildings like these being demolished easily.  I wish our government would have more insights to preserve and conserve these heritage buildings so that the future generations may still be able to appreciate the beautiful architecture that will be lost forever, if they are tore down. I wish....I wish.....I wish.............

In a dire effort to save Petaling Street's buildings from being sacrificed in the name of MRT development, The Petaling Street Community Art Project organized "Light a Lantern, Save Jalan Sultan" event on the eve of Chap Goh Mei this year.  Here is a video of the event:

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