In conjunction with next year’s The Other Fest 2017, Kakiseni organised a special preview affair entitled ‘Bongkar Old Town’ recently at Kong Heng Square.
The week-long event, which received a strong support from the Perak State Government and Perak Tourism, aimed to uncover and celebrate the hidden gems of Ipoh’s historic art where six artists from Doodle Malaysia; Stephanie Yong, Rizal Paperbag Head, Munif Malek, Chyuan Lee, Sylvia Chin and Zhafran Tan were invited to highlight the places you should visit in Ipoh through their intricate doodle pieces.
“Ipoh has its one-of-kind gem. It seems like no matter how many times you visit Ipoh, there’s always something new to discover even if you’ve been living in the city all your life,” said Low Ngai Yuen, the president of Kakiseni.
During the opening ceremony held a few days later, Perak State Exco for Tourism, Arts, Culture, Communications and Multimedia, Dato’ Nolee Ashilin Mohammed Radzi said she believes that events like Bongkar Old Town and The Other Fest will help to create opportunities to raise Perak’s profile and stimulate the local economy as well,
“With Visit Perak 2017 right around the corner, this event is a great way to set the groundwork for visitors and locals to appreciate Perak and Ipoh. This marriage of art, heritage and exploration shines a spotlight on the things that make this state and this town such a special place,” added Nolee in her opening remarks.
On November 19 and 20, the final artworks featuring ten locations around Ipoh’s Old Town by Doodle Malaysia artists were put on display at Kong Heng Square for public viewing.