Did you know there is this new mural painting in Penang? Well, neither do I until Jfook posted a photo of it on Instagram yesterday. So if you followed me on Instagram, you've would have seen it too HEH This mural painting was drawn by a local artist, Louis Gan who is also the one that drew the "Brother and Sister on a Swing" mural which I previously blogged about too HERE. I would say it's quite obscure especially when you're in the car cause it's opposite the way you're heading, geddit?
Drawn on the wall of Pinang's Pinang, an art center on Kinta Lane, this "Nostalgic Meal Order" mural depicts a young Nyonya maiden receiving by basket a meal of noodles from the hawker on the street below. A scene that brought us back to the early 20th century, when upper-crust Nyonyas lived cloistered from public view, and conducted their meal shopping via baskets in which they place the cash. The hawker places the meal - usually wantan mee or Hokkien mee - into the basket along with the change — source.
|At my first glance, they look so real!|
|Even the tiniest feature fascinates me, so detailed and beautifully portrayed. |
If you realized, most of the murals render kids as their subject so at least there's something different about this one (:
|Love how cheerful the uncle looks, holding the traditional bowls with chicken prints :DDDDD|
|But nah, they weren't made of porcelain.|
|Instead of asking the cina amoi (read: chinese lady) letting down her hair like Rapunzel, we're asking for the rattan woven basket.|
|Uncle, need a hand? :P |
So feel free to drop by 9 and 9A of Kinta Lane to check out this new mural painting!
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