Ernest Zaracharevic and Old Town White Coffee teamed up to add an artsy vibe to Ipoh’s old town. The murals and wall arts are reflections of Ipoh’s past and present, drawn on perfect canvases of tattered and worn walls. Total of seven murals are drawn and they are simply brilliant. Continue reading
The Made in Penang Interactive 3D Museum is more than the sheer fun of posing with trick art or 3D murals. With all the artworks done by Penang artists (and hence the name), the museum has combined fun, culture and history of Penang into intriguing displays that allows you to have a quick and easy understanding of Penang. Essentially, it’s Penang in a nutshell, where you explore 5 different sections of the museum including 1. Great Wall of Penang, 2. Miniature Local Trades, 3. Miniature Weld Quay, 4. Trick Art Gallery and 5. Interactive Theater. (P.S. Recommend your “must-go” places or “must-eat” foods on Millennium Hotels and Resorts Asia’s “Travel Inspired: The Local’s City Map –> http://bit.ly/TheLocalsCity” to get a 35% discount on hotel bookings and win attractive prizes! ) Continue reading
The mural craze is burning from Penang, to Ipoh and even to to sleepy town Gopeng. Gopeng town is small so you can easily find the 5 murals after driving around a few minutes near the roads on Jalan Tasik and Jalan Pasir. Or just ask the locals and they will be happy to point out to you. Continue reading
I first saw this lion dance mural during Chinese New Year this year and thought how wonderful it was that Ipoh is going to have its own mural street! The murals are located on a little lane off Jalan Dato Onn Jaafar, on the back walls of a row of shoplot.
Gallery Old Town in Ipoh is one of a kind on its own. Basic, unaltered and intertwined with nature, the gallery is set up in a previously abandoned house. The roots are finding their ways into the house through any opening – through the roof or climbing along the walls, but all of that create a yearning for the yesteryear. Even the musty smell is acceptable in here. Continue reading
Hangzhou’s Hefang Street (河坊街) is a vibrant old street that will keep you entertained. Shopping in stores that are more than 100 years old, discovering diminishing arts & crafts, drinking the famous Longjin tea and having fun playing dress up! Hefang Street had always been an important place for trade some 800 years ever since the Southern Song Dynasty. In 2000, the street has been made a pedestrian street and renovated to depict old Hangzhou. Continue reading
While I just finished writing about the Venetian Glass Museum @ Hakone, Japan, some of the photos match perfectly with this week’s a word a week challenge – Orange. The photos here are exhibits from the museum and quite a few of them are orange. For the rest of the exhibits, they glow with an orange hue as the museum uses orange lighting My favorite exhibit is the illuminating glass egg.
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