Busking allowed inside premises only

Busking allowed inside premises only

KUALA LUMPUR, March 2 — Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) announced that buskers, or street musicians, have been allowed to resume their performance from 3pm to 9pm for a maximum of three sessions only since February 26.

DBKL, in a statement today, said the permission was only for busking activities inside premises such as shopping malls, food courts and restaurants, and must comply with the standard operating procedure (SOP) set by the National Security Council (MKN).

“The buskers are required to wear face masks at all time, except when singing, with each group limited to only three people and with physical distancing of one metre.

“Spectators are not allowed to be involved in the performance, take selfie or photographs with the buskers. Collections will only be allowed via a tip box or potter situated one metre away from the buskers and the QR Code method is encouraged,” he said.

DBKL stressed that buskers wishing to use the premises would have to get prior permission while the spectator capacity would depend on the area of performance in accordance with the approval of the MKN.

Apart from that, DBKL also plans to provide more space for buskers through the use of premises like the Urban Transformation Centres (UTCs) and food courts under the supervision of local authorities so as to help them generate income.


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