Kuching . Msia

plein air & urbansketch

Side A of sketchbook

A

Side B of sketchbook

B

 

1

The oldest chinese temple in town, Tua Pek Kong temple.

2

Little pieces along the way to Main Bazaar

3

I was very attracted to the bilingual/ trilingual signs on the old shops.

4

Old tin smiths hard at work, still crafting utensils out of pieces of tin.

5

More shophouses. Ann Lee Restaurant was one of the oldest restaurant in town.

6

Somewhere near the end of China Street, sits the old Courthouse from the Brooke era.

7

Colonial Buildings from the Brooke era, now repurposed to be places such as a post office, textile museum…etc.

8

Sarawak Cultural Village, a place I thought was purely for tourist. Ashamed to realize I actually don’t know that much about the rich cultures of the different tribes in Sarawak.

9

More longhouses!

10

I got sunburned doing these.

11

Siniwan, a heritage town painstakingly restored by Architect Mike Boon and his team. It’s now a quaint little town with night markets on the weekends.

12

Padungan Street. I was picking certain shophouses to draw, some for their facades, some for their different proportions, the windows…etc.

13

That bicycle belonged to a bicycle shop, which an elderly uncle ran the shop. He was listening to the radio while I walked in and asked if I could sketch his bicycle. He agreed happily, and quickly added that I could draw anything, as long as he is not in the picture.

 

15

This small shop sits right next to “Lorong Sempit”, an extremely narrow alley that connects this sidewalk to the next street by the India Mosque.













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