Petaling Street: Traditions in Transition


Understanding our past is crucial for shaping a meaningful future, as history offers valuable lessons and insights to guide us. The traditional trades that once defined Petaling Street are unfortunately facing a decline, but they have shown resilience in practice over decades.

In a celebration of heritage and creativity, Project Future Malaysia invites you to embark on a journey into the vibrant history of Petaling Street. Join us for a "meet & greet" launch of Petaling Street: Traditions in Transition Book and Video series.

Venue: Jumpstart 65, 65 Jalan Tun HS Lee, Kuala Lumpur
Date: Saturday, 1 June 2024
Time: 3:00 to 5:00 PM
Closest train station: Masjid Jamek LRT (5 minute walk)

Embark on a journey into the bustling streets of historic Petaling Street. This project isn't just about preserving forgotten trades; it's a creative intervention aimed at breathing life into our historic precinct. Dive into the digital videos by the UNINESS team, complemented by real-life stories from traditional traders and original artworks from Kuala Lumpur Urban Sketchers team found in the book. Then, listen to the captivating fiction stories narrated by local authors, Aizuddin H. Anuar, Chang Yan Yee, Robert J Lesney, Francis Nantha and Sandiya Supramaniam. The event will be hosted by Sumitra Selvaraj.

Please RSVP by 28 May 2024. Limited space available. This venue is wheelchair accessible.

This project is supported by PNB Merdeka Ventures and Think City through the Merdeka 118 Community grant program.

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