Creative Industries and Cultural Services
As illustrated, there are a number of emerging creative industries coupled with tangible and intangible cultural assets in the historic core. Apart from prime assets such as Masjid Jamek, Dataran Merdeka, Muzium Negara, and Islamic Arts Museum, many of these cultural spaces are underutilized and the synergies between them plateau over time.
Opportunity exists to not only enhance the quality of existing cultural assets, and the connections between them, but also incubate new creative content under the umbrella of KLCCD. Overall, there are numerous social and economic benefits associated with a creative and cultural district that tie together existing heritage assets, cultural attractions and creative enterprises.
Significant Trends and Key Insights
► The central spine of KLCCD is home to significant historic monuments and natural assets. Historic monuments are iconic as they relate greatly to the formation of Malaysia.
► As of 2018, majority of the creative industries in Greater KL are the software industry (52%) followed by architecture (13%) and filming industries (12%).
► A staggering (69%) of the cultural services in Greater KL encompass education centers followed by religious (11%) and art centers (8%).
► Reflecting the historic pattern of development, creative and innovative sectors are consistently boosted.
Think City & Urbanmetry, 2018
Locations of creative and cultural hubs by category.