Kwai Chai Hong
“At Kwai Chai Hong, we aim to create meaningful and memorable experiences – taking our visitors on a journey back in time to the 1960s golden era of KL Chinatown.” – Owners of Kwai Chai Hong
And this picturesque alleyway never fails to impress.
The name “Kwai Chai Hong” 鬼仔巷 can be translated to “Ghost Lane” in the Cantonese dialect – a testament to the alleyway’s dark past of being a delinquents’ hangout area. Fast forward to modern times, the newly face-lifted Kwai Chai Hong is now filled with fancy wall murals and hipster cafes. The rustic street murals evoke realistic images of how life was like for the early Chinese settlers during that era. Don’t just stop at the murals though! Look around and you will see many pretty corners dotted all around for your Instagram feed. After a nostalgic walk down the memory lane, check out the many charming cafes dotted along the street for a taste of Malaysia’s favourites.
It is so easy to lose yourself amidst the nostalgia that it made Kwai Chai Hong a popular weekend destination for locals and tourists alike.
How to get there: If you are just arriving into Kuala Lumpur through KLIA or KLIA2, take the KLIA Ekspres train to KL Sentral Station. On arrival at KL Sentral, take the LRT Kelana Jaya Line or the MRT Kajang Line to Pasar Seni Station. From there, it is about 5 minutes’ walk to Jalan Panggung and you will soon reach the entrance to the heritage lane.
Hops & Dreams Art Installation @ Kwai Chai Hong
With the Mid-Autumn Celebration in the air, Kwai Chai Hong proudly presents the Hops & Dreams Art Installation, a showcase of 8 homebred artists and their interpretation of the legendary mythical character – The Jade Rabbit.
The installations can be viewed for FREE from 9am – 12am daily until 4th October @ Kwai Chai Hong in Chinatown. Just take the LRT/MRT to Pasar Seni from KL Sentral and you’re minutes away from the venue.