Ee Soon Wei
CEO, Art Painting Works (APW)
APW is more than a passion project; the bustling arts and culture space is a monument of filial piety and cultural history that Soon Wei was determined to preserve. The successor of a three-generation commercial printing press in Bangsar, Soon Wei has nurtured a collaborative spirit and enlivened the suburb by revamping the space into a creative industrial venue. It has changed the landscape of the arts scene and given youths a place to meet like-minded individuals, to exchange ideas and foster friendships. Themed events, workspace, dining and greenery co-exist, in a model he is working on expanding presently in KL, with plans already in motion to expand overseas.