By Aida Aziz
KUALA KANGSAR: A total of 40 murals showcasing historical locations and heritage in the Royal Town adorn the walls of buildings at Memory Lane Kuala Kangsar.
The location is situated in the valley area and near the jetty of the Perak River.
Renowned for its unique history, the latest initiative by the Kuala Kangsar District Council is seen to brighten the atmosphere, simultaneously attracting more visitors.
This mural project was executed last year and fully completed in December.
Among the murals here are the Victoria Bridge, Kuala Kangsar Clock Tower, woven art, the oldest rubber tree, Sultan Abdul Jalil Bridge, Sayong, and blacksmithing (crafting of keris).
Also featured are Iskandar Bridge, keris monument, Iskandariah Ihsaniah Mosque, Kuala Kangsar Pavilion, and Taman Pesisiran Kuala Kangsar.
According to the Secretary of the Perak Heritage Association, Nor Hisham Zulkiflee, this latest attraction coincides with the Visit Perak 2024 campaign.
“This art alley has approximately 40 murals with informative panels showcasing the history, heritage, culture, and local cuisine.
“Visitors have the opportunity to capture memories and explore the provided information for insights into each mural, enhancing the landscape of the Royal Town.
“I believe these murals can attract tourists and provide general knowledge about tourism in Kuala Kangsar.
“My hope is that Memory Lane can be enhanced with monthly cultural and artistic activities like some other locations in Malaysia,” he said.
Previously reported, Perak aims to attract eight million domestic tourists to the state in conjunction with the Visit Perak 2024 campaign.
The Chairman of the Tourism, Industry, Investment, and Corridor Development Committee, Loh Sze Yee, stated that the figures are optimistic and align with the recovery process post-COVID-19, given the attractive programs offered in the state’s tourism locations.