Category Ipoh

New Sketches, December 2016

Here are some of my new sketches of scenes from Ipoh, Penang, Pulau Ketam, Bali and Bandung.                        

Tong Hin Coffee Shop, Ipoh

One of the many beautiful shophouses in Ipoh Old Town, located near Little India. A famous hakka noodle stall operates in this shoplot, attracting many hungry visitors daily.  

Concubine Lane, Ipoh Old Town

Ipoh, with its heritage buildings and coffee shops, has retained much of its colonial charm. Hale Lane, Panglima Lane and Market Lane – previously known as the First, Second and Third Concubine Lanes – were part of the more colourful side of the city. Prior to the Japanese occupation of the country (1941-1945), brothels, gaming […]

Pottery Factory, Ipoh

After the boom and decline of the tin mining industry in the Kinta Valley, the popularity of the ceramics industry picked up. Adding to the success factors were the  large reserves of ball clay and kaolin discovered in the Kinta Valley, Changkat Jong and Bruas. An estimated 80 per cent of the factories making pottery in Malaysia are […]

2014 Incheon Global Cities Arts Exchange Grand Festival

The 2014 Incheon Global Cities Arts Exchange Grand Festival is an international event scheduled for the end of 2014. Artists from all over the world are invited to submit paintings for exhibition as a form of cultural exchange. I have decided to draw and submit something uniquely Malaysian, and the pride of Ipoh and foodies everywhere – […]

Ipoh Old Town, Perak

Ipoh is one of the historically important cities in Malaysia. It was a thriving city around the turn of the 19th century due to the booming tin mining industry. Some of the landmarks of the place include several impressive historical buildings from the British Colonial era such as the Town Hall, the Railway Station and the Court House. Nowadays, […]

Concubine Lane, Ipoh (2010)

Ipoh, with its heritage buildings and coffee shops, has retained much of its colonial charm. Hale Lane, Panglima Lane and Market Lane – previously known as the First, Second and Third Concubine Lanes – were part of the more colourful side of the city. Prior to the Japanese occupation of the country (1941-1945), brothels, gaming […]