AkzoNobel, producer of paint brand Dulux, joined up with Low Yat Group and The One Academy to unveil Riverwalk Village located at Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, formerly known as Jalan Ipoh. Under the theme Muhibbah, the collaboration saw 118 students from The One Academy taking part in a project to uplift one of Kuala Lumpur’s heritage areas.

The uplifting of Riverwalk City marks the first ever collaboration between AkzoNobel Malaysia and the Low Yat Group, in hopes of creating a better tomorrow for the Malaysian community. This collaboration is in line with AkzoNobel’s commitment in creating more Human Cities around the world – focusing on commitment in helping the world’s urban areas to deliver a stronger sense of community purpose, pride and happiness.

(R-L): Khiew Wei Yi, Manager – IDA Relationship & Sustainability, Akzo
Nobel Paints (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., handing over Certificate of Appreciation to student from The One Academy.

AkzoNobel uses its three key strengths – essential ingredients, essential protection, and essential colour – to energize local communities in order to make them more liveable and inspiring. The initiative to paint murals around Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah hopes to bring life by creating a more pleasant, vibrant and liveable space for Malaysians.

“We at AkzoNobel are ecstatic about this collaboration to transform an area that is filled with so much heritage; Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah. We are honoured to be able to give back to Malaysians by creating a more liveable and inspiring spaces. Through the completion of this project, I can only see the good of what this will create for the Malaysian community in the coming months”, said Indra Laban, General Manager, AkzoNobel Decorative Paints Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei.

“Our collaboration with AkzoNobel, together with The One Academy aims to bring positive vibes to create a more patron plus visitor-friendly environment to Riverwalk Village while providing 118 students with a conducive, participatory learning while being a fun platform to express their creative impression of Jalan Ipoh’s heritage and charm, in the spirit of Muhibbah. The commendable efforts of these students to complete a meaningful hand-painted 3D wall mural project on three blocks of shop offices, with a total length of 243 feet in just four days is an achievement to be lauded. This joint initiative is just the beginning and does not end here. We certainly look forward to more collaboration with AkzoNobel to jointly support students of The One Academy in nurturing creative talents in Malaysia,” said Jennifer Chow, General Manager – Property & Business Development, Low Yat Group.

“It is truly a privilege and an honour to be able to work with AkzoNobel and Low Yat Group on this impactful Community Service Project through the power of art and design. This meaningful first time collaboration among AkzoNobel, Low Yat Group and The One Academy creates an artistic foundation on which to build a cohesive society reflecting the ‘Muhibbah’ spirit of Malaysia. I hoped that this Mural Painting Project will be the starting point for future collaborative endeavors which would transform RiverWalk Village into a creative hub as part of the development of RiverWalk City,” said Fadzilah binti Ahmad, Lecturer of The One Academy – Community Course Service.

“It has been AkzoNobel’s commitment in protecting the human aspect of any city to further reflect in the making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. We believe that our new partnership will make a significant contribution to creating more `human` urban environments”, concludes Laban.