What is a PORT doing in the centre of a city where there's no bit of sea?
Yes!! there's a PORT along Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah (formerly Tiger Lane) opposite the Institut Latihan Kejururawatan. Its a stone’s throw away from Fella Design, a household name in the home-furnishing industry, the converted government quarters is easily identifiable by the lettering “PORT” which stand proudly on a pedestal at the entrance to the house.
PORT is an acronym for People Of Remarkable Talent. Its a "port" as we use to saya to mean place where we hang around, for those who have passion in all areas of art to congregate for any activities related to their artistic talents and also for those who admire work of art. The centre was mooted by the Perak state government and launched in 2011.
The aim of PORT is to help youngsters gets more exposure to various creative art through workshops to be organised from time to time. It will also garner cohesion among different art talents including cultures and is focused for youths in Perak.
Different cultural activities will also be encouraged such as dances besides arts and craft, graphics, acting, theatre performances and music.
PORT was converted from two abandoned Government quarters which was a haven for drug addicts. It was IDR (Institut Darul Ridzuan) under the ambit of Perak State Government that work out the transformation