The public may contribute to the National Cancer Society of Malaysia’s (MAKNA) fund for cancer patients via purchase of paintings at the Art of Ipoh Old Town Exhibition (PSPLI) in the Ipoh Tourist Information Centre (ITIC).
According to the chairman of Perak Health and Tourism Information Association (PIPKP), Noradidah Mokhtar, the exhibition is to highlight the history of Ipoh since the era of colonialism.
“All paintings were created by Ammiruddin Haji Mohd Daud, a native of Perak born in Ipoh. Inspired by his love for the state, he enshrined his creations via drawings of heritage buildings erected during the British occupation.
“35 creations are being exhibited. The paintings are sold between RM100 to RM500, where 5 percent of proceedings earned from sales will be contributed to MAKNA’s fund,” she told Ipoh Echo when met at ITIC recently.
The exhibition jointly held by PIPKP with Tourism Perak and Ipoh City Council (MBI) is open to the public from January 12 to February 15. Entrance is free of charge.
Meanwhile, Noradidah mentioned that the exhibition will possibly be extended in view of Perak being a state under Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO).
“Through a statement given by the Executive Councillor for Tourism, Dato’ Nolee Ashilin Mohamed Radzi, the exhibition might be extended if necessary, since we’re still facing the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, it is under the discretion of the Mayor of Ipoh.
“Hopefully, visitors continue practicing SOPs while in the exhibition room. Let’s appreciate these art creations while simultaneously contributing to cancer patients via MAKNA’s fund.