Hameed Restaurant, Central Market: The Epicenter of the Kuala Lumpur Underground Scene is Dead
seen on MySpace bulletin, written by Exit13, edited by Joe for clarity:
Subject: The Epicenter of the Kuala Lumpur underground scene is dead.
As all of you who live in Kuala Lumpur have known for ages, Central Market (or CM for short), has always been unofficially the epicenter of the local underground scene, the main meeting place since the early days, so there’s tonnes of great memories. The place to hang out was at the Indian Muslim restaurant namely Hameed, and lots of local scenesters meet up / hang out / do business etc..
In late 2005, the CM management decided to renovate the area where the restaurant was situated and so Hameed shifted to a neighbouring lot, until last Sunday the 9th of April, when the management of CM decided to end Hameed’s contract, and so and officially, Hameed, the once thriving local scenester meeting place, is no more. It’s all history now.
To all the friends that I met there since my early days of involvement in the local underground scene, from way back in 1988… until now, the memories are etched eternally in my head. It was a great time to hang out, meet new friends, to hear new demos, discover new bands, read new zines or just basically just lounging and drink some coffee etc..
I guess the times is changing. We need to find new place to call home again. If you know what i mean… Any ideas?
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