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Bowie Low, Ibox Glass, Kuan Yin Teng 3D mural artBowie Low of Ibox Glass feeding pigeons of the Kuan Yin Teng 3D mural art (11 April, 2013)

"Penang: Past, Present & Future" Mural (GPS: 5.41087, 100.33425) is a now removed wall mural in Magazine Road Ghaut, George Town, Penang. It is commissioned by the Komtar State Assemblyman, Ng Wei Aik, and created by the Wall Art Team of IBox Glass. The mural was removed after part of the wall collapsed, and the rebuilt wall was painted over.

"Penang: Past, Present & Future" showcases Penang in three sets of 3D murals, one from the past, one the present and one of the envisioned future. At time of writing, only a section of Penang Present was completed showing the frontage of the Kuan Yin Teng.

The Wall Art Team working on the muralThe Wall Art Team working on the mural (11 April, 2013)

In addition to the wall painting, the "Penang: Past, Present & Future" mural also includes three-dimensional props, among them part of a stool and brickwork to resemble a well, are added. IBox Glass intends to also include its specialty product, glassware, into the artwork which also incorporates existing elements such as a bodhi tree and a Datuk Kong shrine.

"Penang: Past, Present & Future" is expected to be the longest mural in Penang when completed. Unlike the other murals and sculptures in Penang, this is a team effort from a group of young artists and art students calling themselves the Wall Art Team.

On the drawing board: plan of mural to comeOn the drawing board: plan of mural to come (11 April, 2013)

Art at work: Wall Art Team artist completing the muralArt at work: Wall Art Team artist completing the mural (11 April, 2013)

Considering the mural is still work in progress at time of writing, I will update this page from time to time to show you its progression.

Getting there

"Penang: Past, Present & Future" Mural is located on the wall on the north side of Magazine Road Ghaut. The nearest bus stop is located across the road from the mural. It is served by Rapid Penang bus 303, 307 and 401E.

The Wall Art Team posing with the mural of their creationThe Wall Art Team posing with the mural of their creation (11 April, 2013)

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