Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Sibu - a cultural town with street art

SIBU: Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) intends to make Sibu a cultural town with street art whereby every street corner and back lane will bear a wall painting that depicts the colourful cultures of the people.

In an interview yesterday, council secretary Hii Chang Kee said the first wall painting was already up at the food and drinks centre at Khoo Pheng Loong Road. He said they were doing the finishing touches, and within this week, the first wall painting in Sibu central business district would be launched.

“A committee made up of council staff and local artists has been formed to look into this flourishing street art.

“This is the group that will chart out the street corners and back lanes in central business district to be painted with stories that reflect the harmony of Sarawak.”

Hii added the group would also decide on the designs, paintings and sponsorships, pointing out the rich culture in Rajang River Basin would be the focus of the local artists.

“In the end, we hope to have as many wall paintings on street corners and back lanes, especially on old buildings, as poosible.”

The council secretary said they were also doing this to gear up for Visit Sibu Year 2016.

He said the first art piece at Khoo Peng Loong Road would reflect a typical scene in the early days when wharfs at Khoo Peng Loong Road were dominated by coolies as Sibu desired to become the commercial hub of Sarawak through river networks.

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