Saturday, November 5, 2016

中央藝術坊內  My Little Borneo 


座落在吉隆坡中央藝術坊的"My Little Borneo"---砂拉越土產和手工藝品專賣店,售賣的產品確實與眾不同.
在吉隆坡著名夜市"茨廠街"(Petaling Street)鄰近的中央藝術坊(Pasar Seni),有一個非常別緻的英文原名--Central Market.
My Little Borneo",一間砂拉越土產和手工藝品專賣店也在這里設立.

Central Market

Central Market Kuala Lumpur is a centre for Malaysian culture, art and craft located in the heart of the city. As a building with significant historical value Central Market Kuala Lumpur has come a long way from its early beginning as a wet market to a delightful destination for tourists, shoppers and art lovers.
Central Market began life as a wet market in 1888, built by Yap Ah Loy, the city’s Chinese Kapitan. It served as a prominent landmark in colonial and modern-day Kuala Lumpur. When the market continued to expand, a permanent structure was built to house all the vendors. By the 1930s the structure was further improvised to the current facade.
When the wet market was relocated in the 1980s, the Malaysian Heritage Society successfully petitioned against the demolition of the building. Through an allocation of RM9 million granted by the Federal Government, the building underwent another facelift and was transformed into a centre for Malaysian culture, arts and handicraft. The façade has remained unaltered to retain the charm of yesteryears.
On 15th April 1986, Melewar Leisure Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Kumpulan Melewar Berhad took ownership of the building to promote Malaysian culture through the sales of local art and craft products.
In 2004, the Kha Seng Group acquired this iconic building. Under the company Central Market Sdn Bhd, the building and its accompanying Annexe was transformed into an award-winning tourist attraction and shopping destination, without compromising their enduring significance as the centre of the nation’s culture, art and heritage.
Central Market Sdn Bhd invested RM10million in extensive upgrading work whilst making a conscious decision to maintain the market’s unique charm and character. Many positive changes were introduced including the initiation of zoned shopping areas and the upgrading of stalls and kiosks, thereby creating a net lettable area estimated at over 70,000 square feet of retail space.
Over the last 20 years, the tenants of Central Market have unreservedly contributed to the tourism industry by selling and promoting Malaysian arts and handicrafts and souvenirs to both the foreign tourists as well as local visitors. Hence Central Market has not only been promoting the Malaysian Culture, but has also created business opportunities for many deserving entrepreneurs.
Today, Central Market Kuala Lumpur is a must-visit destination offering visitors a unique shopping opportunity where they can relish not just a retail experience but also a heritage experience offering a wonderful visual treat and appreciation of Malaysia heritage and architecture in a glance as they step into its doors.
Under its stunning art-deco structure, you will find more than 300 shops featuring local handicrafts, textiles, souvenirs, collectibles and restaurants. With its distinctive Malaysian flavor, Central Market Kuala Lumpur offers an excellent place to showcase the true Malaysian culture and heritage values attracting both locals and foreign tourists to its doors.

Central Market Annexe

Central Market Kuala Lumpur’s emphasis on art is also evident with the transformation of Central Market Annexe to house a variety of eclectic art galleries. Located behind the main building, Central Market Annexe features an Illusion 3D Art Museum, an XD Motion Theater and the Central Market Art Lane, an art corner comprising of 10 unique studios that features exciting works of art by local artists. From contemporary art to caricature, architectural art, portraits of country premiers as well as a DIY batik workshop, the Art Lane retains a special charm offering art lovers an exciting and friendly place for both browsing and buying.

Kasturi Walk

Located alongside the main building is the newly transformed, pedestrianized and covered walkway, Kasturi Walk. Opened in 2011, Kasturi Walk boasts an al fresco ambiance featuring an exciting variety of stalls selling tantalizing local snacks and exquisite souvenirs.

(the above informations is taken from the website of the Central Market, at:

 vendors in the Central Market.中央市場內的商販.
 Central Market turned into Pasar Seni. 中央市場變身中央藝術坊.
artists annexed to the Central Market. 中央藝術坊的畫廊.

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