Cultural Index: What to see and do this week (July 1-7)

A round-up of the best shows in the city.

A photo of the lit-up Keihin Industrial Area in Tokyo is included in the Built Environment exhibition at REXKL (Photo: Ken Ohyama)

These are our top picks for the week of July 1 to 7. For more event listings and reviews, pick up a copy of Options at your nearest news stands.


Stories from a Mixtape
Reminisce your first love with Leonard Theng and The Cerita as they present an all-too-familiar teenage love story through narration and song. Featuring hits from the 1980s, the show promises an emotional roller-coaster ride and a night of bittersweet memories.

Alexis Bistro Ampang, Great Eastern Mall, 303 Jalan Ampang, KL. July 5-6, 10pm. RM25. For more information, call 03 4260 2288.


The Species of Spaces
Capturing abandoned and forgotten pockets of public spaces in the city, this exhibition showcases the photographic works of Chong Kok Choon. The artist seeks to evoke a conversation about society’s inadvertent interaction with these spaces, as well as Mother Nature’s overwhelming force in reclaiming what was once hers.

RUANG by Think City, 2 Jalan Hang Kasturi, City Centre, KL. Until July 7. For more information, see here.


Built Environment: An Alternative Guide to Japan
As part of the Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival 2019, The Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur is exhibiting its collection of 80 architectural masterpieces through photographs, texts and videos at the recently refurbished REXKL. Showcasing Japanese buildings, civil-engineering projects and landscapes from the late 19th century to the present, the exhibition aims to provide a different and deeper understanding of Japan’s history, environment and culture.

REXKL, 1st Floor, 80 Jalan Sultan, City Centre, KL. Until July 14. For more information, call 010 400 2155.


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