October 18, 2011

Painting Jalan Sultan Mural to save heritage

Over 50 local artists joined forces to create awareness on the importance of preserving heritage by painting on a once neglected and dilapidated wall of a pre-war shophouse next to the
carpark on Lot 49, Jalan Sultan last Saturday 15th October 2011.

The group’s sincere efforts to support the local community in preserving the century-old buildings along a stretch of Jalan Sultan for its heritage deserved to be appreciated and praised.

The buildings are to be acquired by the authorities to build an underground rail station for the Mass Rapid Transport (MRT) project.

The Jalan Sultan Mural painting event which started at 9.00 am and completed by 1.00 pm.was organised by a local daily The Star.

ICI Paints sponsored the cleaning and painting of the wall and the paints for the artists.

Artists painting murals on the wall of a pre-war shophouse
next to the carpark along Jalan Sultan.

Colourful murals of art beautify the busy Jalan Sultan street.

Mat Ramli Mansor paints a mural of Kapitan Cina Yap Ah Loy
who was a strong and powerful leader who developed Kuala
Lumpur into a busy commercial and mining centre during
the mid-19th century.

Dr. Wong Seng Tong paints a mural of Sultan Abdul Samad
(1857-1898), the fourth Sultan of Selangor, whom Jalan
Sultan was built and named after him in 1873.

Brian Khing, 11, a student of Emerging Youth Leadership
project paints a mural of a boy.

ICI Paints managing director C.W.Goh (left) and Kuala Lumpur
city mayor Datuk Bandar Tan Sri Ahmad Fuad Ismail witnessed
the mural-painting event.

Krishnan Karuppiah, 63, says his painting tells the story of
the early days in the city.

Fahmi Taib, 22, a final year diploma student of fine art at
Akademi Seni Budaya dan Warisan Kebangsaan (ASWARA)
paints a mural of a child to tell us that children are also our

Zainal Abidin Musa paints a touching poem
on a pillar of the building.

Sharifah Zuriah Aljeffri, 73, paints the lotus water lilies to
symbolise peace and purity.

Tourist Magnus Anderson, 47, from Helsingborg, Sweden
who witnessed the artists painting the mural says he is all
for preserving old buildings for its heritage.

Jalan Sulan is named after Sultan Abdul Samad, the fourth
Sultan of Selangor, who ruled from 1857 to 1898.

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