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We open our doors to our neighbours

Now, it's already Saturday night. My troupe of friends from KL and cousin Adelene head off to a Thai dinner at the clan jetty. We then rush to watch the Riverside meets Light show and then hurry home to 15 Bangkok Lane. 

Two 'ang mor' guests were already waiting outside. Oh! My new facebook friends! Social media aside, we chatted and learnt that they were from Scotland and were residing in Penang.

Here's Jasmine Low, reading her poetry titled "On 63", which refers to 63 Kelawei Road. 
This offers some background on the history and the family.


Az Samad, guitarist & musician extraordinaire


 

Notice the orb-like lighting behind Az? This shall be the centre-point of the room, illuminating Illuminati who will perform at this very spot. We hope to bring artists from near and far to No. 15. And offer them a space that could help spur their dreams towards musicianship and masters of their craft. We're just the providers of the space and opportunity.


Here's cousin David Cheah sharing his ideas for the beautification of Bangkok Lane. We endeavour to support his efforts!


In the audience, here's a previous tenant 'famous' as a tattoo artist.




So sit back, and enjoy Az Samad.
Here's a sample piece of work performed with his father, A. Samad Said





It was a beautiful night of friends. Making new friends, getting to know old friends, bringing loved ones together, having a younger generation together.


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