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Wall Mural of George Town, Penang   Leave a comment


Wall Mural of George Town, Penang

Wall Mural of George Town, Penang

Burmese Art   Leave a comment


Burmese Art

Burmese Art

Art at Penang Times Square   2 comments


Had a great time photo-shooting at the extended area of Penang Times Square.
The wall murals depicted one from Kuala Lumpur’s Batu Caves with the Hindu Temple (on the right) and the other Penang Hill aka Bukit Bendera in Penang (on the left).
From Wikipedia:-
Batu Caves is a limestone hill that has a series of caves and cave temples in Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia. It takes its name from the Sungai Batu (Batu River), which flows past the hill and also it is the tenth (Pattu in Tamil) limestone hill from Ampang. Batu Caves is also the name of the nearby village.
The cave is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, and is dedicated to Lord Murugan. It is the focal point of Hindu festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia.
Batu Caves in short also referred as 10th Caves or Hill for Lord Muruga as there are 6 important holy shrines in India and 4 more in Malaysia. The 3 others in Malaysia are Kallumalai Temple in Ipoh, Tanneermalai Temple in Penang and Sannasimalai Temple in Melacca.
It is also near a town called Jinjang where famous entrepreneur Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong had his vision to build his business empire.
Standing at 42.7 m (140 ft) high, the world’s tallest statue of Murugan, a Hindu deity, is located outside Batu Caves, near the city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The statue, which cost approximately 24 million rupees, is made of 1550 cubic metres of concrete, 250 tonnes of steel bars and 300 litres of gold paint brought in from neighbouring Thailand.
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The above photograph depicts the Lion Dance though from my personal observation, it is from China rather from Malaysia due to the dresses of the spectators in the mural.
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The above two scene are from Penang – the Clan Jetty (the topmost photograph) and the Kek Lok Si Temple (on the left) and a Muslim Mosque (on the right) from Perak.
From Wikipedia:-
The Ubudiah Mosque (Malay: Masjid Ubudiah) is Perak’s royal mosque, and is located in the royal town of Kuala Kangsar, Malaysia.
History
Masjid Ubudiah – ranking high on the list of Malaysia’s most beautiful mosques, the Masjid Ubudiah (or Ubudiah Mosque) stands proudly and majestically in Kuala Kangsar, with its golden dome and minarets creating a spellbinding sight, from near and afar.
The mosque was designed by Arthur Benison Hubback, a government architect who is notably credited for the design of the Ipoh railway station and the Kuala Lumpur railway station.

Photo-shooting at the extended area of Penang Times Square was interesting though my neck was a bit strained. Moreover like a cheap skate, it is FREE! Come One, Come All to enjoy such beautifully painted murals.

Before I forget, I wish to greet every bloggers and visitors here a Happy, Peaceful and Fruitful New Year in 2016.

SP Lim

Wall mural inside a coffee shop   Leave a comment


There is an interesting wall mural of Chinese Painting-style inside a coffee shop.

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Sketch by Chuan Shin   Leave a comment


11698762_10154099838197575_5281827851570832962_oSketch by Chuan Shin

Fechin Mastercopy
Done in John English’s class back 2011. Learnt a ton from the folks at TAD. Thanks.
Chuan Shin

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Female Mad Max! Cheers!
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Portrait of the Artist – Lim Chuan Shin taken from Facebook …

Posted July 7, 2015 by lspeng1951 in Art Education, Arts, Career, Things of interest.

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Chuan Shin’s Concept Environment 2   2 comments


10269046_10152862014917575_2559230638079371615_oChuan Shin’s Concept Environment 2
See more of my son’s works at this site, thank you:-
Higher resolution copies here.
http://shin500.deviantart.com/art/Tree-Of-Life-487992887
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My portrait by my son   Leave a comment


My son, Chuan Shin, is taking an illustration course on-line with the Art Department of United States. He shall complete his 3 years of study soon in 2014. He did a stint at The One Academy in Sunway, Petaling Jaya, Selangor where he had some grounding in the arts course. Though he had a degree in Business Administration from Anglia Rushkin University some years back. Art was his first love and also run in the family as my late father was an amateur artist but did not take it seriously. My late wife was a naturally born artist but did not pursue this but instead she took up music ending up as a music teacher.

SP Lim

Posted December 16, 2013 by lspeng1951 in Art Education, Arts, Canon, Career, Education

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Will Crummers and The Rarotongans (New Zealand)   Leave a comment


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This was the Day 1 of the Penang World Music Festival 2012. Extracted from the Band Brief of the Penang World Music Festival website:
” Will Crummers and The Rarotongans (New Zealand) will get festival goers dancing to their Polynesian songs and music. With Will Crummer, at vocal, band will definitely work the crowd with the romantic Rarotongan songs. Crummer has been described as master singer and encyclopaedia of Polynesian song for his rich and powerful exotic voice. ”

Yes, it was indeed a wonderful performance from these friendly people.

SP Lim

Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own. — Carol Burnett

The Hong Yi Concert Part 2   Leave a comment


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Hong Yi arrived in Japan.

SP Lim
More photos are to be uploaded soon.

The desire to write grows with writing. — Desiderius Erasmus

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