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"Born Novelist" Sculpture, Lumut Lane






Born Novelist Sculpture, Lumut Lane, George Town, Penang (12 May, 2013)




The "Born Novelist" Sculpture is a steel-rod sculpture in Lumut Lane, George Town. It is installed on the wall of a shophouse at the corner where Lumut Lane makes a perpendicular bend.

The "Born Novelist" sculpture celebrates Ahmad Rashid Talu (1889-1939), the first author to write an original Malay novel using local setting and characters. Most of his works were written in the 1920s and were published by the Malay publisher along Acheen Street.

In the sculpture, cartoonist Mun Kian depicts Ahmad Rashid Talu as being so prolific, he had begun writing even when he was still in his cot, to the amazement of his mother.

Getting there

The nearest bus stop is along Carnarvon Street. You can take Rapid Penang bus 301, 302, 401, 401E and CAT to get there.

List of Steel-Rod Sculptures by Tang Mun Kian, Marking George Town Sculptures and Penang Street Art

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