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Ipoh Mural Art
SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, BUILDING AND DESIGN
THE DESIGN SCHOOL
FOUNDATION IN NATURAL BUILT ENVIRONMENT
Group Member : Joshua Yim (0317945)
Khor Hao Xiang (0318065)
Khor Yen Min (0318149)
Lee Czen Shing (0317832)
Nge Jia Chen (0317738)
Wong Zhen Fai (0317890)
Intake : February 2014
Name : Ernest Zacharevic
Origin : Lithuania
Funded by : Georgetown Festival /
Penang Island Municipal
Location : OLDTOWN White Coffee Padang Outlet
OLD UNCLE with COFFEE CUP First Impression
The large size of the mural places this mural in
a higher dominance over other murals of Ipoh.
- Old man with old coffee cup symbolizes the
history and culture of coffee in Ipoh.
- Hibiscus flower on the coffee cup symbolizes
the uniqueness of the Malaysian coffee.
The old man looks intrigued by the rebirth of
Ipoh’s old town.
Hand gesture shows a calm environment in
Location : Jalan Tun Sambanthan
AIR PLANE Physical Appearance
Paper plane shows the freedom of the town
Playfulness of the kid with the white shirt shows the
vibrance of ipoh
(yellow shirt - malay kid / white shirt - chinese kid)
Both are happily playing although they are different race.
Yellow shirt kid steering the plane. This shows the stability
of the town.
Both kids shows closeness and proximity in Ipoh which
shows the friendliness in Ipoh.
Location : Jalan Bijeh Timah
EVOLUTION First Impression
Chinese painting style of the mural art
represents the majority of chinese miners in
Monotonous colour represents the early days in
Shows the hard work of people during the early
days of Ipoh (mining to secure the economy of
The vastness of the background of the mural art
represents the huge availability of tin in Ipoh.
Contrast of traditional wooden structure and
modern technologies (dredger).