Barcelona has the MACBA, and London has the Southbank. An area marked by another layer of society that surfaces very rarely, otherwise known as skaters. All big cities has a self-marked skate spot in the midst of the city, and in the case of Kuala Lumpur, one very prominent one sits under the base of the Petronas Twin Towers. It was a proving ground for young, up and coming skaters to just practice, grind, and hone their craft. Pa’Din Musa recalls fondly of the place as many other skaters who spent a majority of their nights at the park because there were no guards to kick them out.
However, that chapter came to a close when local municipal council, DBKL, shut down the place and renovated the park, subsequently eliminating the beloved spot that many have come to know and love.
Until Vans decided fuck it, and partnered with DBKL to build a pop up skate space at the exact same spot in commemoration of Go Skateboarding Day, so the old dogs and the new get to share and experience once more the golden age of skateboarding on our homeland. Watch the video above to see the recap!