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Local Arts Space Needs Help


“The place that gave birth to new wave in the arts scene in Ipoh,” was what Khizanat is to its founder, Mohd Jayzuan. Established in 2013, Khizanat located at Jalan Dato Onn Jaafar, started as a creative hub for local youngsters who dreamed to enter the world of arts.

Since then, Khizanat has undergone a few changes in its management and currently the Dream Project Ipoh with its current team since 2017 has the same mission but with an additional goal: to turn it into a public hub for the local community.

“Ever since we managed Khizanat, we’ve been adding more new events for the public such as workshops, forums, book launchings while still organizing music gigs for local and international acts. Apart from that, non-profit events can come to us and have their affair for free,” said Muhammad Faizal Ramli or Pyan as he is known, a representative from Dream Project Ipoh.

Pyan and his team plan to upgrade the facilities in Khizanat to provide a more comfortable experience for the visitors. Since they rely solely on events, the team set up a ‘Go Fund Me’ account where the public can make their donations to help Dream Project Ipoh to maintain and sustain the legendary place.

“We have both international and local performers coming here, so we often receive visitors from all over the world. The donations will be used to upgrade the facilities in this space as well as paying for classes and workshops held here.”

Go Fund Me is an online fundraising platform that allows anyone to raise money for a variety of events such as celebrations and graduations and for charitable purposes such as accidents, illness and community purposes. The site has received over USD5 billion dollars since it was established in 2010 by Brad Damphousse and Andrew Ballester.

Pyan also plans to open an internet radio station where musicians and entrepreneurs from Ipoh can come and promote their talents and products. Readers who are keen on helping Khizanat can do so by donating to their Go Fund Me page at or directly to their Maybank account at 5580 2420 2302 (PC Blossom). You can also contact Pyan at 017 3917518 or 0112 0947544 (Khizanat Hall).

Ili Aqilah


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