Sarawak's biggest mural unveiled
SIBU: Sarawakâs largest mural painting, measuring 567sq m, has been completed on a wall outside the six-storey Wisma Vasty in Jalan Pulau here.
It took lead artist Aries Kong and his team â" Koh Yong Ling from Bintangor, Taro Hooi from Penang and Jane Zhen from Sibu â" 22 days to complete it.
The team worked into the early hours to add the final touches before the launch at 10am yesterday.
The delighted building owner, councillor Robert Lau Hui Yew, set off a 30ft firecracker to mark the launch.
Kong, who is known by the moniker âJagungâ, felt that it was the toughest mural he had handled so far.
âThis artwork is unique and very special,â he said.
The project, he said, cost between RM30,000 and RM40,000 and was sponsored by Vasty Development, TBS Enterprise Sdn Bhd and Kiong Joung Hardware Sdn Bhd.
A crane was used to help the artists work on the mural from 8am to 10pm daily. A total of 15 tins of 5-litre paints were used.
Kong said the most challenging part was the inclement weather.
âWe had to use hairdryer to blow dry each completed part to prevent rain water from spoiling it,â he said.
The mural features 15 people and a dog, with the theme âhumanitarianâ.
âIt is about the people of various races and religions in Sibu who are close-knit and live harmoniously together,â Kong said, adding that it also depicted the close relationship between youths and their parents and the importance of having a caring attitude towards animals.
Lau said he would let the mural remain on the wall âfor a very long time for the people to enjoy itâ.Related NewsSource: Google News