Art Talk

Art Boot Camp Perlis : 2 - 5 September 2013


Day 4 (2 September 2013)
We say good buy to Kedah as we make our way for lunch at Perlis. We were pleasantly welcome by the famous mee udang "Prawn Noodle" of Perlis. The daily freshly harvested sea prawn were not only big, juicy and sweet but accompanied by the special sauce make it one food you must try when you next visit Perlis.

The famous Mi Udang

After checking into Tasoh Lake Resort it was paradise for many of us as it was the best resort we have stayed in our trip.  Surrounded by lake, boats, buffaloes, mountains, trees and morning midst the artist could not help but venture far and wide to paint till late in the evening. The sunrise and sunset viewed from the resort is a wow factor that caught many of us by surprise. 

Group photo of participating artists

Osman Saiidin continues sketching

Group photo of artist
Breathtaking sunset view at Tasoh Lake

Day 5 (3 September 2013)
Early in the morning after witnessing the beautiful sunrise at Lake Tasoh we make our way to Gua Kelam "Dark Cave". As we walk through the cave we witness nature art work beautifully crafted through time. As we exit the cave, we were surrounded by rich forestry. It was peaceful and surreal accompanied with birds cheeping and trees singing the morning melody. Once again the artist chose their spot and spend the next 3-4 hours painting and making melody with nature through art.  





Day 6 (4 September 2013)
After saying goodbye to Lake Tasoh we make our way to Kampung Abi, a picturesque village surrounded by paddy fields. With the permission of the village head the artist went to different part of the village to paint the paddy fields of Perlis. Which after 3-4 hours we visited the village and took pictures of village houses and village life of Kg Abi. 

Tour at Kg. Abi

Artist at work

Coming all the way to Perlis we could not help ourselves but to pay a short visit to Padang Besar, a market bordering Thailand. A place where one can find good buys for food and clothing's from Thailand. If you do visit this place do take the opportunity to cross over the border. Remember to bring your passport though.   

Our last stop were at Bukit Ayer Resort, nested between the foot of the surrounding hills where the air is most refreshing.  The artist were busy completing their art work from the afternoon till late in the morning. Those who handed the work early got together and see each other's paintings and exchange notes and comments. 

Osman Saiidin shows his painting

Abdul Hanan bin Dalail shows his masterpiece

Oh Chow Moy shows her painting
Day 7 (5 September 2013)
As we say farewell we are greeted with new friendships and new plans to meet again in the future to travel and paint and promote the beauty of Perlis and Kedah. 

On 23 October 2013, a total of 90 works of art were exhibited at Perpustakaan Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) and it was graced by DYTM Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Ibni Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Putra Jamalullail and DYTM Tuanku Hajah Lailatul Shahreen Akashah Khalil. 

DYTM Tuanku Raja Muda Perlis is giving his welcome speech


The display of artists' works


DYTM Tuanku Raja Muda and DYTM Tuanku Raja Puan Muda Perlis are viewing the artworks of Anuar Bin Ahmad (artist)

DYTM Tuanku Raja Muda Perlis is looking at Anuar's portrait

DYTM Tuanku Raja Muda Perlis receives a painting from Tuan Haji Ramzi (1MCAT Project Coordinator) on behalf of Dato' Sri Dr. Ng Yen Yen (Tourism Malaysia's Chairman)

DYTM Tuanku Raja Puan Muda Perlis receives a painting from Judin Bin Ahmad (President of Persatuan Pelukis Negeri Kedah) on behalf of Dato' Sri Dr. Ng Yen Yen (Tourism Malaysia's Chairman)

Tuan Haji Ramzi Abu Yazid (1MCAT Project Coordinator) is being interviewed by the press

Snippets of the art catalogue:


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