Kuala Lumpur as a Cultural and Creative City Report

This report is an evidential analysis of the cultural and creative economy of Kuala Lumpur and the Klang Valley (hereinafter referred to as Kuala Lumpur or KL) and a proposed action plan to establish it as an internationally-recognised creative city that drives growth and contributes significantly to the Malaysian economy.

This project was initiated by Think City and British Council Malaysia. Following that, other public and private partners also participated, and this included the Cultural Economy Development Agency (CENDANA), the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (KKMM), Yayasan Hasanah, Yayasan Sime Darby, and MyCreative Ventures. This was undertaken by a consortium comprising My Performing Arts Agency (MyPAA), Frost & Sullivan Malaysia, and Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy, a leading international expert on the cultural and creative economy. It was initiated in recognition of Kuala Lumpur’s immense potential for development and growth in this sector.