Kelunding (which means Keluhan Dinding or Writings On The Wall) is a visual documentation of street prose taken in and around the Klang Valley. These works reflect a peek into the zeitgeist of a nation in transition.
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Every city is alive and 
is always telling you
what it thinks.

Sometimes we just
need to stop and read.

(A portmanteau of "keluh"
and "dinding"-written graffiti)
is an ongoing project
to collect
and appreciate street pose.
When someone writes on a wall
it's often direct and 
to the point. 

The urgency to put thoughts
on a wall is
the beauty of kelunding.

This was found
on Jalan Tun H S Lee.

surprises like this sweet note
from a pengemis (beggar)
with a marker are a gem to find.

This was found
on a pavement along Jalan Ampang.
Or this beautiful piece 
in Chinese
found in Section 17,
Petaling Jaya.

"Never forget Where You Started
We fight For Truth
Wisdom and Dreams With No Fear
By Confronting or Conscience."
The next time you take a walk 
in the city, 
Take the time to see
what it feels. 

almost always never last. 

Francis Wolf is a musician, writer,   publisher, and tabletop-games-
shop-proprietor.  His band, Spunky Funggy was one of the pioneers of KL’s punk rock scene. His latest solo album, Surrogate Friend, was released in 2016. His books include Kept In Ink,  A memoir about Friendship,  Precarity, and getting a  Sak Yant Tattoo in Thailand; and Kelunding,
Photographic documentation of written graffiti in & around  Kuala Lumpur.

Francis Wolf was invited  to write this short story  in conjunction  of Urbanscapes 2019  in an effort to get people to