Explore Enchanting New Art Installations In Chinatown KL With Your Friends (& Halal Food Nearby!)


Siti Aishah Ahmad •  Nov 02, 2021

The lively and colourful Chinatown Kuala Lumpur is located in Petaling Street, known for its fashion shops, food stalls and nearby this iconic street is the heritage lane, Kwai Chai Hong. Many locals and tourists flock this lane everyday to catch a glimpse of the beautiful artworks and eat at the cute aesthetic shops along the lane. However, from Oct 29 until Dec 5th, the heritage lane will be showcasing special and enchanting art installations that you must visit!

Get Your Cameras Ready With The 'Illuminating Shadows' Art Installation

Credit: @kwaichaihong / @javierchor on Instagram 

Only a 4-minute-walk from the Pasar Seni LRT station, the city's art street space is now occupied by beautiful and aesthetically-pleasing art installation. The moment you walk through the double-lanterned arch, you'll be transported into an Alice in Wonderland kind of world. The 'Illuminating Shadows' art installation at Kwai Chai Hong is in collaboration with a local artist and sculptor, Alice Chang from the Lai Lai Studio.

The team set up these installations uniquely as a way to play with the mind on lights and shadows. According to SAYS, Chang is inspired by the current global situation and wishes to spread the message of positivity and perseverance through her art.

Credit: @kwaichaihong / @javierchor on Instagram 

At the center of this holographic installation are the massive Giant Rabbit Sculpture and Chaser Rabbits sculptures which have the same material used for the majestic swirling sculpture.

During the day, the light reflected on the structures create magical and colourful patterns and by night, it will as if you're in a fairy world with its sparkling design in the twilight. This amazing installation is a sight you can't miss out and it is the perfect place to have a short weekend trip with your friends! It is open daily from 9AM-12AM.

Credit: @nashveen_kaur on Instagram 

Address: Kwai Chai Hong, Lorong Panggung, 50000 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: Daily, 9AM-12AM

Admission: Free

Directions: Alight at Pasar Seni LRT station and walk for 4 minutes to Lorong Panggung where Kwai Chai Hong is located

P.S. If you're in for an adventure with cycling, check out this 7 Best Places For Cycling In Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya And Selangor article!

Halal food nearby

1. Merchant's Lane

Credit: @merchantslane on Instagram 

After a day of sight-seeing at Kwai Chai Hong, walk along the busy streets and old shophouses until you find the hidden door to the famous Merchant's Lane! This restaurant is very popular and just as Instagrammable as the heritage lane. Their menu consists of traditional food with a Western twist, delectable desserts and refreshing drinks and all ingredients are from halal-certified suppliers for Muslim customers.

Address: 150, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: Daily, 10.30AM-7PM (closed on Wednesdays)

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