In an effort to revive the culture, tradition and popular food of old Pasir Pinji, a gigantic wall mural has been painted on the side wall of Tham Tuck dental clinic, and beside Hup Soon dried meat shop, off Jalan Sultan.
Led by local art teacher Eric Lai, together with three of his students, the wall mural was completed after six days, putting in 4 hours daily from 9am to 1pm.
Using the big tree as the focal point in the mural as a tribute to the community’s most famous street food in “Dai Shu Keok” (Big Tree Foot), Eric has also used the tree to depict unity. As the saying goes, “We all come from the same root.”
Pasir Pinji was a Chinese village, and so, the community’s culture is showcased on the art in the form of a lion dance practice, using a rubber tyre as a drum.
The dying trade of “rotiman” is also included, and to display family togetherness, three generations of family preparing peanut paste dessert has been drawn.
This is Pasir Pinji’s latest attraction and may I suggest that if you like art, visit this early before it is vandalised or somehow ruined.
75ft X 15ft Wall Mural
Add: off Jalan Sultan, Pasir Pinji, Ipoh.
GPS Coordinates: N 04° 34.548′ E101° 05.158
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