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Scuba show

An engaging operation of talks will be hold during a Malaysia International Dive Expo (MIDE) from Jul 5 – 7.

These include:

Stories Behind The Picture by Michael Aw, a director/publisher of Ocean Geographic.

It’s a Small Blue World – Miniature Life Underwater by Jason Isley, handling executive of Scubazoo Images.

I’m Bent – Now What? by Chris Wachholz, emissary CEO of Divers Alert Network Asia-Pacific.

Marine Mammals of Malaysia by Louisa S. Ponnampalam, co-founder of The Marecet Research Organization.

Underwater Photographers – A Nuisance? by Julian Hyde, ubiquitous manager of Reef Check Malaysia.

Sharks in Sabah and Sea Turtles in Malaysia by Rohan Perkins, a conservationist.

Photographing Marine Animal Behaviours by William Tan, and underwater photographer.

MIDE was instituted in 2006 and has been hold yearly given then. The design is to foster Malaysia and a surrounding waters as one of a word’s best diving destinations.

MIDE is a trade, consumer and charge exhibition.

It also aims to rise a new era of divers to take an seductiveness in environmental issues. Major brands of products and services are also being promoted.

Besides that, visitors will get a possibility to have proxy physique art tattoos by a artist Empayar Kukubesi. They (including a children) can also demonstrate themselves around board or T-shirt portrayal and colouring, activities that will be guided by artists Anuar, Orkibal and Jefferson from Canvas of Nature.

Photo exhibitions including True Colours of Redang (by AB Lee), Picture of The Year (by Ocean Geographic Society) and Natures Photo Art (by Imran Ahmad) will also be on display.

There will also be scuba pool demos and tryouts.

Out of Malaysia’s race of 27 million, there are now approximately 120,000 approved Malaysian divers and MIDE aims to accommodate a needs of both a attention veteran and a pledge diver.

The BE A DIVER module has been instituted to emanate some-more recognition of a dive attention and to inspire college students and immature graduates to take adult diving as a hobby, competition and even a career.

MIDE also determined a Dive Divas Fanclub final year for women divers to inspire and commission them to build careers and businesses in a industry. To date, there are some 100 members in a fanclub.

One of MIDE’s corporate shortcoming initiatives is to assistance preserve a sea environment. Conservation groups such as Sea Shepherd International (France), Shark Savers Organization (United States), Reef Check Malaysia, WWF, Malaysia Nature Society and Project Aware Foundation (Australia) will be among those that will be represented during a exhibition.

For some-more information on MIDE, revisit www.mide.com.my or call 03-7980 9902/9.

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HK’s new oppulance journey terminal

Repurposed: The former Kai Tak International Airport is now a oppulance journey terminal.Repurposed: The former Kai Tak International Airport is now a oppulance journey terminal.

Hong Kong’s aged airfield is now a contemporary seaport.

HONG KONG non-stop a US$1.1bil (RM3.5bil) journey depot during a site of a former airfield on Wednesday in a bid to turn Asia’s heart for oppulance liners.

The new terminal, built on a runway of a aged Kai Tak airport, will be means to accommodate a largest journey ships in a universe – liners of adult to 220,000 sum tonnes.

�Kai Tak was a site of a mythological airfield and is now branch a ancestral page by joining Hong Kong with a rest of a universe by a 7 seas,� pronounced Commissioner of Tourism, Philip Yung.

“With a further of this new facility, Hong Kong is in full rigging to accept mega journey ships,� pronounced Yung.

Royal Caribbean’s 1,020 feet (310m) prolonged Mariner Of The Seas was a initial mega oppulance journey boat to wharf during a two-berth terminal, that boasts a 360° breathtaking perspective of a city. A unit of lion dancers welcomed some-more than 3,000 passengers as they disembarked.

“Our favourite pier was Venice. You kick Venice,� George Lamson, a 74-year-old artist from a United States, told reporters, adding he was vacant by a views as a boat entered a city’s famed Victoria Harbour.

“We feel absolved to have this honour,� 65-year-old retirement from Britain, Valerie Blakeway, pronounced of being among a initial visitors to a terminal.

The former Kai Tak International Airport was deliberate one of a many severe places to land an aircraft due to a executive plcae in a city and high plateau surrounding it.

The airfield sealed in 1998 after being in use for over 70 years and was transposed by a stream Chek Lap Kok International Airport.

The journey depot will open to a open in a third entertain of a year with a second berth opening in 2014.– AFP RelaxNews

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OLD MALACCA SCENT

20 October 2012 | last updated at 12:14AM

Old Malacca on St Paul’s Hill

By PHILIP LIM | streets@nstp.com.my 0 comments

MALACCA: THERE’S an old scent of history on St Paul’s Hill in Malacca that draws tens of thousands of visitors there every month.

There are about 10 old Portuguese tombstones inside the church.
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Even though the roof is missing, with only the walls left standing, visitors who walk on its grounds can’t help but feel that history has left a long trail of invisible footprints left behind by forgotten Christian missionaries.

The original building on the hill was built in 1521 as a chapel dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The chapel was named Nossa Senhora da Annunciada or Our Lady of the Hill. In 1548, the Bishop of Goa handed over control of the chapel to the Jesuits and a missionary named Francis Xavier took over the deed.

Renovations to the chapel took place in 1556, 1590 and 1592. In due course, the chapel was renamed Igreja de Madre de Deus or Church of the Mother of God.
When the Dutch took over Malacca in 1641, the church was renamed St Paul’s Church. One hundred eighty-three years later in 1824, the British gained control of Malacca but the name of the hill remained.

On any given day, one will find on St Paul’s Hill souvenir pedlars and artists who seem to be drawn there more by the place’s serenity than by anything else.
Foo is one of them. He is on the lighter side of his 50s, but looks like someone who has emerged unscathed by the Flower Power of the 1960s.

His greying moustache and his lean frame give the impression that he is a bohemian seeking his fortunes amid 400-year-old ancient ruins. Sporting shoulder-length hair, a red jockey cap and cropped pyjama-style pants, Foo has that enigmatic smile that reveals he has seen far more of life than he is willing to share with strangers.

But once he warms up to you, Foo, who is sometimes called Patrick, is quick to recount tales of those early years when he was a fisherman. He weathered the storms on the high seas for two or three years before he realised that it was not his true path in life.

“During those fishing years, I was out at sea for two or three days at a time. Occasionally, it was about one to two weeks,” said Foo.
The weather was unforgiving and life sometimes seemed to hang in the balance, added Foo with a whimsical smile.

About 10 years ago, Foo decided he had had enough of the rough seas, scorching sun and vacillating fortunes. He returned to being a landlubber on terra firma where his feet did not have to sway.

With the help of some business friends, he obtained an ample supply of prints of old Malacca. The prints, popular among tourists, are given sepia tones to lend an old charm to the historical city.

Among the 20-odd pictures of old Malacca are scenes of Jonker Street in 1890, Heeren Street in 1910, Malacca River in 1880 and Kwee Meng Kuang footbridge in 1890.
A batch of five prints is sold at RM20. For a KL resident, the price seemed immensely reasonable. In Jonker Street, where some photo shops are located, a similar old print which is framed is priced at RM45 each.

Foo readily admits that he is not an artist and that the items spread on the floor are not his work. Sitting on a stool in the corner of the interior of the church, the congenial individual seems to like life as it is right now.

His “work station” is in the rear of roofless church, which houses an old burial vault and Portuguese tombstones removed from the grounds in the 1930s.
The Portuguese tombstones, which number about 10, form a boundary of sorts around Foo’s “exhibition area”.

A few feet from Foo is a sign in three languages (Bahasa Malaysia, English and Dutch) that says “laid to rest here is Ioanna six who was born in Tayoan, wife of Jacobus Pedel, a merchant and harbour master for Malacca town. Departed this life on 1 January 1696 at the age of 40 years, 9 months, 15 days also, before her on 21 May, 1695, their son Jacobus Pedel Junior passed away at age less 2 days to 7 months”.
With these centuries-old tombstones and relics on St Paul’s Hill, the old Malacca that Foo somehow seems to personify, has come alive with its ancient walls and tombstones speaking in whispered tones about lives come and gone.

This former holy ground, like many others, is not without its own tale and mystery. The story lies in a statue of St Francis Xavier, erected in 1952, that has a broken right arm, at the front of the church.

The statue was to mark the 400th anniversary of the saint’s stay in Malacca. One day after the statue was put up, a large tree fell and broke the arm.

It would not have been an unusual occurrence if not for the fact that in 1614, the right forearm of St Francis Xavier was removed from his body as a relic.

Today on St Paul’s Hill, if you care to listen in silence to the whispers of the slow, incoming sea breeze, you, too, may hear something.

Read more: Old Malacca on St Paul’s Hill – Central – New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/streets/central/old-malacca-on-st-paul-s-hill-1.159199#ixzz2A0Y2BVki

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Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic [PIC]

Mirrors George Town is a travel art plan by general artist Ernest Zacharevic, commissioned  for George Town Festival 2012.  (25 Photos)

The plan consists of several large-scale wall paintings, all located within a core birthright section of George Town, Penang.

The thought behind a plan was to spin a streets of Penang into an alfresco gallery that can be dignified and gifted as one takes a travel while exploring a birthright enclave. The murals – figure drawings and portraits – celebrates a multiculturalism and farrago of a city’s inhabitants, a vital birthright of George Town.

George Town Festival (GTF), as described on a official website “is a month-long jubilee of art, music, theatre, dance show and film to commemorate George Town’s marker on a UNESCO World Heritage inventory on Jul 7, 2008. Each year given 2009, GTF transforms George Town into an sparkling and singular height for a arts, birthright and culture.”

Below are snapshots of a plan Mirrors George Town, photos of that were supposing to allMalaysia.info by the Lithuanian artist’s central Website and Facebook.


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Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic Balancing act. Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic The half-done Jalan Muntri mural. Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic It’s not only about paint and brushes.
Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic Setting a scene. Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic Interactive art. Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic A extraordinary audience.
Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic Zacharevic valid to be a strike with a locals. Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic The Chew Jetty picture mirrors a life of a people vital there. Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic Art imitates life.
Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic A tighten adult of a Chew Jetty mural. Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic The artist poses subsequent to his masterpiece during Chew Jetty during dusk. Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic The artist, bustling during work.
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Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic Penang Road Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic Armenian Street Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic Chew Jetty Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic Muntri Street
Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic Ah Quee Street Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic Ah Quee Street Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic Ah Quee Street Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic Cannon Street
Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic Cannon Street Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic Artist during work. Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic Zacharevic mixes colours to get a right tone. Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic Zacharevic’s eight-year-old art tyro was a impulse for a picture during Lebuh Muntri.
Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic Balancing act. Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic The half-done Jalan Muntri mural. Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic It’s not only about paint and brushes. Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic Setting a scene.
Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic Interactive art. Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic A extraordinary audience. Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic Zacharevic valid to be a strike with a locals. Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic The Chew Jetty picture mirrors a life of a people vital there.
Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic Art imitates life. Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic A tighten adult of a Chew Jetty mural. Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic The artist poses subsequent to his masterpiece during Chew Jetty during dusk. Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic The artist, bustling during work.
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Penang Road

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Muntri Street

Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic

Chew Jetty

Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic

Armenian Street

Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic

Ah Quee Street

Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic

Ah Quee Street

Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic

Ah Quee Street

Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic

Cannon Street

Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic

Cannon Street

Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic

Artist during work.

Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic

Zacharevic’s eight-year-old art tyro was a impulse for a picture during Lebuh Muntri.

Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic

Zacharevic mixes colours to get a right tone.

Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic

The Jalan Muntri mural.

Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic

The artist’s tools.

Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic

A tighten adult of a Chew Jetty mural.

Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic

Art imitates life.

Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic

The Chew Jetty picture mirrors a life of a people vital there.

Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic

The artist, bustling during work.

Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic

Balancing act.

Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic

Setting a scene.

Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic

The artist poses subsequent to his masterpiece during Chew Jetty during dusk.

Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic

A extraordinary audience.

Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic

Interactive art.

Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic

Zacharevic valid to be a strike with a locals.

Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic

It’s not only about paint and brushes.


Map: Mirrors George Town murals


Video: Mirrors, George Town – Armenian Street, 2012


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Faces of art on a wall

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Art goes adult a wall

George Town, Penang

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Mr Five Foot Way

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Antara by Hamidi Hadi

January 16, 2012 during 2:00 pm

The theme of art is a unequivocally engaging topic. Everything about it is open for debate… from a dim meanings behind any of a artist’s paintings to a many suitable sum to compensate for a work of art. Even a interpretation of a finished masterpiece is open for discussion, as opposite people can have opposite opinions and feelings about a same piece.

Unavoidable by Hamidi Hadi – Enamel paint, Polyurethane, Resin on Canvas

If we are a vast fan of art, either internal or international, make your approach to Wei-Ling Contemporary as it is now hosting a works of Hamidi Hadi entitled “Antara”. His vast and assured canvasses have warranted him a repute of being famous as one of Malaysia’s many radical and confidant painters. His seductiveness in epitome portrayal started after a brief army in a United Kingdom while furthering his education. His progressing works consisted of unaccompanied life-size total embellished from ambiguous angles set again dim backgrounds.

Wait and she will come eventually by Hamidi Hadi – Enamel paint, Polyurethane, Acrylic on Canvas

His new work sees him regulating a word ‘Antara’, that means ‘between’ in English, as a pivotal word for his artistic process. This allows him to have a space, leisure and flexibility to find all a probable varieties regulating industrial materials such as aluminium plate, polyurethane, resin, glue and finish paint. To him, these materials are a form of artistic expression; a approach to perspective a universe regulating opposite media. “Antara” is Hamidi Hadi’s fourth solo muster and is deemed as one of a much-anticipated eventuality in Kuala Lumpur’s art world. This muster will underline during Wei-Ling Contemporary located during The Gardens Mall from now until 2nd Feb 2012. Wei-Ling Contemporary is located during G212 213A, Ground Floor, The Gardens Mall, 59200 Kuala Lumpur and is open daily from 11.00 am compartment 9.00 pm. For some-more information, greatfully call 03 2260 1106 / 03 2282 8323 or email weilingart@gmail.com.

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