Pesta Pinji

1. olden games for children

I don’t deny that after looking at the 3-day programme of Pesta Pinji 2015, I didn’t feel any excitement about it. However, an errand saw me heading to the direction of Pinji, thus, I decided to make a stop.

Pesta Pinji

2. paper doll

Pesta Pinji

3. handmade greeting cards

Pesta Pinji 2015, from what I know, was a carnival-like event that showcased things in the bygone era, some of which were exclusive to the Pinji new village, such as food.

Pesta Pinji

4. painting

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5. exhibits

Over three days, activities lined up included pottery demonstration-cum-workshop, Cantonese opera performance, children’s games, rhymes and songs, movie screening and eco bag decoration contest for kids.

Pesta Pinji

6. paper craft

Pesta Pinji

7. egg art

Part of the programme was art and craft exhibition but the highlight of Pesta Pinji, in my opinion, was the showcase of papier-mâché Malayan tapirs on the second day of the festival (May 2), in conjunction with World Tapir Day on April 27.

Pesta Pinji

8. clay art

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9. handmade items for sale

These papier-mâché Malayan tapirs were hand made by the students, aged between 8 – 12, of Simple Art Studio, led by its owner Brian Tan.

Pesta Pinji

10. hand-painted decorative items

Pesta Pinji

11. booth by ERA Technology

Besides this collection of 85 tapirs of various sizes, plus one life-size, there was also another collection of a thousand clay tapirs.

Pesta Pinji

12. handmade toy

Pesta Pinji

13. pottery art

This mini exhibition, similar to the panda invasion, was to create awareness among the public on this endangered species of animal.

Pesta Pinji

14. miniature tapirs

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15. volunteers moulding tapirs

Pesta Pinji was an effort to revive the culture, tradition and popular food of old Pasir Pinji. The 75ft X 15ft Giant Wall Mural was also part of the initiative.

Pesta Pinji

16. a showcase of tapirs

Event: Pesta Pinji 2015
Venue: Fu Jor Seah, Jalan Raja Muda, Pasir Pinji, Ipoh
Date: 1st – 3rd May, 2015
Time: 10am – 6pm

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