When In Malaysia: Dua - Aesthetics
I don't know if anyone can relate to this but I do get fed up with the fast-paced life in the city that I tend to look for creative spaces that I can escape to when I can't get out of the concrete jungle.
Do you get what I mean? I feel that my anxieties just go down a few notches when I am in an environment where there is visual content. In other words creative aesthetics.
When I was working in Kuala Lumpur, I was surprised to find out that there are a lot of hipster cafes and creative scenes in the not so hyped areas of the city. So glad that my co workers brought me to some of these places. It definitely replenished my starving soul and fed my eye. I guess you could say that one of the reasons why I go to hipster cafes is because of its innovative interiors. Every coffee shop has its own theme it's like an instagram feed!
And if in case you don't wanna spend money for coffee because you are broke for life or not really a fan of coffee nor tea, you can just go out for a photowalk in the alleys of Laman Seni 7, Shah Alam. They have recently started an art movement spearheaded by MBSA, Bank Muamalat and UiTM students which aims to change the negative perception towards back alleys, which are usually perceived as unhygienic and disgusting. It's free, inspiring and a breath of fresh air from the creative minds of the youth.
So this is Kuala Lumpur in a different perspective - a creative one to be exact!
Never stop exploring folks!