Category Malaysia

New Sketches, December 2016

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

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 […]

Pulau Ketam, Selangor

Pulau Ketam (Crab Island) is a fishing village located north of Pulau Carey, Selangor. Surrounded by bountiful fishing grounds, the picturesque village consists of houses built on stilts. It is accessible to visitors via a ferry from Klang. Visitors like to visit the island during weekends to enjoy the rustic scenery and delectable seafood. The […]

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 – […]

Watercolour Postcard Series

Earlier this year, the Penang Watercolour Society organised its 31st annual exhibition. The paintings were on display from 17 March till 1 April 2014 at the Penang State Art Gallery, Dewan Sri Pinang. This exhibition was unique because each artist was asked to draw a set of six postcards (size: 14 x 19 cm each). […]

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 […]