PENANG HERITAGE CULTURE - Caricature Sculptures In Georgetown
Penang - Caricature Sculptures Of Heritage Living Style Memories
Visiting George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site in Penang is not only an interesting journey, but also full of humour. Twenty-Four witty caricature sculptures have been installed at the various buildings around the heritage surroundings in Georgetown, while the remaining 25 sculptures are expected to complete installation by December'13.
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Scene Of Heritage Living Style As Displayed In The Sculptures :
The displayed sculptures truly depict early heritage style of living in Penang, bringing back memories in the 20th century after world war II. Visiting tourists and holiday makers from other peninsula states found them amusing and informative. It is really an innovative way to educate the public about Penang's living history without being boring.
Humourous Folk Stories Related To Some Of The Caricature Sculptures
The Labourer to Trader sculpture at Chowrasta Market .
Featuring two traders skilfully carrying their wares on their heads.
Very busy traders carrying baskets on their heads were a common sight in
The concept of the sculptures was inspired by the voices of the people. They relate humorous stories of how the streets got those funny nicknames when translated in their own dialects.
More sculptures will be put up in stages around George Town by the first half of 2013 to create awareness about the historical and cultural identity of some of the local sites in the city. The sculpture design work were created by a local sculpture designing company which won the UNESCO World Heritage Site idea competition. Research had been carried out carefully to ensure that the sculptures are based on historical facts of the unique background in every street before inserting the humourous steel rod caricatures to it funny and memorable.
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