Lorong Seni @ Lorong Panglima is a new attraction for visitors to Perak

Lorong Seni @ Lorong Panglima is a new attraction for visitors to Perak

IPOH: The launch of Lorong Seni@Lorong Panglima here is a continuation of Lorong Concubine, which is able to attract more visitors to the city of Ipoh in particular, and Perak in general.

Not only lively with rows of traders and products for sale, this lane also features handicraft exhibitions including musical instruments of various races.

State Housing, Local Government and Tourism Committee chairman Datuk Nolee Ashilin Mohammed said it was in line with the rebranding of Ipoh as an art city.

“Among the activities highlighted are exhibitions, sales of art products, traditional and modern handicrafts including musical instruments from various races, buskers’ performances.

“Including installation art by Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Seri Iskandar as well as the installation of Lorong Seni signs @ Lorong Panglima, Ipoh.

“Lorong Seni @ Lorong Panglima is a continuation and will complement Concubine Lane which is already known to many and is loaded with the history of Ipoh before.

“It is to attract more visitors and give local entrepreneurs an opportunity to showcase their artistic and handicraft talents,” he said.

He said this at a press conference after completing the Launching Ceremony of Lorong Seni @ Lorong Panglima, here, yesterday.

Also present, Ipoh Mayor Datuk Rumaizi Baharin and MBI Council Members.

Nolee Ashilin said again, the lane has been gazetted as a pedestrian path.

In addition, a public participation session was held on June 13 to inform the owners of the premises in Lorong Panglima about the activities that will be carried out there.

“All the guests present agreed with the proposal of the Art Lane, it will operate every Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm,” he said.

Meanwhile, Rumaizi said, the selection of traders there is through art and handicraft associations, as well as those registered under MBI.

“Those who are interested can apply with MBI to do business here, as appropriate.

“Right now we are starting with 10 traders first, and see how the response is. After that we will add (traders) as appropriate,” he said.

source – Aida Aziz

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