Gentrification-but with the right twist


Food Foundry.

Can diversity and inclusiveness be part of the inevitable process of gentri cation?

The old Hin Bus Depot on Jalan Gurdwara may have lost many of its walls and part of its roof, but this has only served to turn it into one of the most atmospheric and hippest destinations in George Town.

Where buses once parked, intriguing works of art are now on display in this place repurposed as an arts space. People flock here to see the works of now- famous street artist Ernest Zacharevic, and will soon be flocking here for artisan coffee and cakes as well.

A new cafe, Brick Kiln, will be opening here, adopting the former name of this thoroughfare, Brick Kiln Road.

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