Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Ernest Zacharevic Relives Ipoh's Nostalgia with Seven Murals

I must say tourism in Ipoh is really booming. Well, if it didn't why the hotels there were really growling like mushrooms.Really, i was in Ipoh during the pre-Raya weekend, and the downtown was infested with people from elsewhere (validated by the non-A plat number and they conversed in non Cantonese language)

Everytime I bring my friends from outstation, i have this puzzlement of where i should bring them. White coffee, Gunung Lang Recreational park, load of local delicacies, caves  , coffee shops or
 maybe Lost of World of Tambun? Being a native Ipoh so i wouldn't find any of these tourist spots are interesting coz Ive been there and done many times.

However, recently, the well-loved painter Ernest Zacharevic has added more colours to the historical old town of Ipoh with his seven brilliant and yet nostalgia mural paintings. 

Compared to the ones in Penang, you find it easier to locate his paintings in Ipoh coz it is just short walking distance for the paintings. If you're in Ipoh and hunting for Ernest Zacharevic's paintings, here is the map/guide for you:

Ipoh-The City That Tin Built - this gonna be my favourite painting of his as he used Chinese black and white style painting. You can locate this painting at the head of Jalan Bijeh Timah (at the end of Jalan Panglima)

The colourful hummingbird - located at the open private
  carpark at Jalan Panglima.

Uncle with coffee cup - Ipoh's famous white coffee is illustrated as well. This could be easy to locate at
the wall of Oldtown White Coffee in front of Padang Ipoh at Jalan Dato Maharajalela.

Kids on Paperplane - Our childhood is revisited with paperplane though until now i still don't know how to fold a paperplane. This painting is located at Jalan Sheikh Adam in front of Padang Ipoh. Once you have done with the Uncle with Coffee Cup, just turn right at the junction and look up!

Uncle with Trishaw - I guess this is the most difficult for me since it is located in the small corner of Jalan Bijeh Timah (approaching to the main road  Jalan Sultan Iskandar)

The Curious Girl - Located at Jalan Bandar Timah just diagonal opposite of Plan B 

Kopi O Break -  the most surreal painting of his in Ipoh. Located at open private parking at Jalan Tun Sambathan in front of Maybank. 

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