Arts and Crafts

Art Expo Malaysia 2013

This is last part of my posting for Art Expo Malaysia 2013.

Coexistenance by Lee Kyung-Lim

This mix-media art by Mr Lee Kyung-Lim (Korea). Viewing from far, I thought it was made  from porcelain (similar to the tile art of the middle east). I was wrong. A closer look revealed that it was made from paper and cupboard.

Indahnya Pusaran by Nyoman Sujana Kenyem

Every piece of art is like a peeping into the artist’s mind, or learning the message conveyed by the artist.

Little Girl and A Tiger In the Water by Ali Nurazamal Yusoff

Some are good to look at without too much thinking.

Shower of Nature by Abd. Rasid Yusof



Street Arts @ George Town

After the wildly successful Mirrors George Town series of murals, and the recent 101 Lost Kittens campaign, street arts and murals have become a unique tourist attraction in this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Arts at George Town (7)

Many merchants starting to use display art to attract eye balls.

Arts at George Town (10)

Any usable space or flat surface could be a target for painting.

Arts at George Town (9)


101 Lost Kittens 一百零一只迷失的小猫

I love the innovative campaign title, “101 Lost Kittens”.

101 Lost Kittens in George Town (2)

It was a treasure hunt and animal awareness campaign in George Town (Penang).

101 Lost Kittens in George Town (3)

Suddenly, people are crazy about cats in George Town. My favourite piece of art is the Bruce Lee and 3 kittens.

101 Lost Kittens in George Town (6)


Weaving @ Sa’dan To’barana

Besides funeral ceremony, buffalo carnage or burial sites, Tana Toraja offers some alternatives such as trekking or country sight seeing. Of the the route to the north of Rantepao towards the Sa’dan Malimbong district, you can find the poster girl.

Weaving at Toraja (6)

She is the same lady shown on the North Toraja tourist map.

Weaving at Toraja (7)

when we arrived at the almost ‘deserted’ weaving village (Sa’dan To’barana), she was one working in the stores. 95% of the stores were not opened or abandoned.

Weaving at Toraja (5)


Murals in Ipoh

Since early 2013, some things were going at the back lane parallel to Jalan Sultan Iskandar and Jalan Masjid.

Mural at Ipoh (18)

Some things interesting were brewing, and known the the locals.

Mural at Ipoh (12)

When the local newspaper the scheme, the activities at the back alley was revealed.

Mural at Ipoh (8)


National Craft Day 2013

Hari Kraf Kebangsaan (HKK) or National Craft Day is an annual event hosted by Kompleks Kraf (Craft Complex) Kuala Lumpur.

National Craft Day 2013 (6)

It was a good event for tourists to witness and even to participate in the Malaysian crafts.

National Craft Day 2013 (3)

Craftsmen from all over Malaysia have been invited to the event to showcase their works. The picture above is the making of shadow puppet (Wayang Kulit) from cowhide.

Hari Kraf Kebangsaan 2013 (6)


Colourful HKK 2013

If you ask me or any Malaysian what is HKK, most of us may not know the answer. Some may thought it meant Hong Kong Kaki.

Hari Kraf Kebangsaan 2013 (9)

Hari Kraf Kebangsaan (HKK) is mostly visited by Malay. I saw very small percentage of the visitors who are tourists or other races. This was just a personal observation on a particular day, so it may not be a fair comment on the overall turn out.

Hari Kraf Kebangsaan 2013 (13)

Personally, I think HKK is a colour event that Malaysian and tourists should pay a visit.

Hari Kraf Kebangsaan 2013 (8)