‘Rainbow Ribbon’ project lights up Kenyalang Park

Dr Sim (second left) witnesses the handing over of a souvenir from Wee (left) to Benson while Reza (right) looks on.

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By Nur Ashikin Louis

KUCHING, April 3: The addition of the ‘Rainbow Ribbon’ lighting project at Kenyalang Park Traffic Garden is set to rejuvenate the area as a tourist attraction in Kuching.

Deputy Sarawak Premier Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian said the pilot project illustrated how urban renewal can rejuvenate unutilised land and give back to the community.

However, he also gave the reminder that any successful project will need the support of the local community to participate in and look after it.

“Even though the State government or the city council has all the plans, we still need to people to come forward and work with us.

“We want the local people to be a part of it so that they can enrich their lives and have a quality lifestyle,” he said when launching the lighting project at Kenyalang Park Traffic Garden here earlier tonight.

Dr Sim and other dignitaries enjoy the Rainbow Ribbon lighting project at Kenyalang Park earlier tonight (April 3, 2022).

The project was an art installation by artist Wendy Teo and programme manager Tham Chung Seng.

It was a continuation of the Light Project initiative by Jun Ong at The Godown, Kuala Lumpur, to liven up the city through public art and performance.

MyCreative Ventures Sdn Bhd’s subsidiary Cultural Economy Development Agency (Cendana) and Think City Sdn Bhd staged and funded the installation while Kuching South City Council (MBKS) supported by providing water, electricity and site security.

According to MBKS mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng, the next step to rejuvenate Kenyalang Park would be to revive its famous traffic games.

He revealed that the council has written an official letter to the Ministry of Transport (MOT) on this matter as the council believed it can be one of the community activities for Kenyalang Park.

The mayor also encouraged interested parties to come forward with proposals to enhance parks under MBKS’ jurisdiction.

Also present were Cendana’s Sector Manager for Independent Music Reza Salleh and Think City Sdn Bhd senior director Dr Matt Benson. — DayakDaily