‘Lorong Fest: A Walk Down Madras Lane’ is a weekend of celebration featuring live performances, film screenings, a photo exhibition, engaging arts and crafts workshops, and of course – delicious food. Debuting from 29 November to 1 December at Downtown Kuala Lumpur’s Madras Lane, join us as we transform the wet market and open-air car park into a celebration of culture, history, and food!

Back in the 60s and 70s, Madras Lane was well known for being the entertainment hub in Kuala Lumpur thanks to the iconic Madras Theatre, which featured everything from action-packed Chinese films to great westerns. Forty years on, the area is now known for its delectable hawker food and bustling wet market. With local acts like Ryot Jones and The Maha Jeffery Band set to perform, delicious live food stations, batik painting and Chinese calligraphy workshops, Lorong Fest promises nothing short of a great time!

As part of an ongoing Laneway Improvement Programme, Think City, DBKL and Citi Foundation are now working towards their latest initiative, Lorong Fest. They aim to breathe new life into Madras Lane by introducing its rich heritage to new audiences, and to encourage a sustainable and vibrant local economy. Lorong Fest is just one component of a holistic and ambitious plan to revitalise Kuala Lumpur’s many historic laneways, turning them into comfortable and attractive public spaces for people from all walks of life to enjoy.

It is with great pleasure that we extend this special invitation to you to join us for a walk down memory lane with the Lorong Fest. Come experience the smells of intermingling local hawker food, lively performances, enjoyable activities, and nostalgic films.

Event Details :

Day/Date : Friday, 29 November

Time : 5.00pm – 10.00pm

Venue : Car Park Penjaja Gallery, Lorong Bandar 20, 50000, Kuala Lumpur

Day/Date : Saturday, 30 November – Sunday, 01 December

Time : 10.00am – 10.00pm

Venue : Car Park Penjaja Gallery, Lorong Bandar 20, 50000, Kuala Lumpur

We look forward to seeing you there!

Thank you!