Han Chiang College students get creative with graffiti project to promote Penang

on Friday, 12 June 2015. Posted in Activities

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Forty Han Chiang College students are taking part in a graffiti project, organised by the City Council of Penang Island at Youth Park on Saturday June 6 from 9am to 5pm.

The aim of the project is to capture the island’s beauty and to promote a positive approach towards street art.

Running for the second time this year, the theme ‘Penang City Day’ will see students expressing their love for Penang in a creative and fun way.

With Penang’s new city status, the students will produce colourful, eye-catching graffiti, boasting some of the island’s interesting mix of modern skyscrapers and iconic landmarks, the eclectic fusion of diverse cultures and even some tongue-in-cheek pieces.

All these will be produced by the college’s students under the guidance of their lecturer and advisor Lim Chun Woei, who is also the founder of Urban-Cr3atures, where it serves as a playground for artists to experiment with different art approaches.

“I think it is important for students to have the opportunity to learn new skills and apply them, as well as experience graffiti and mural painting.

“It is very important to paint with a proper channel and application as wrong messages such as vulgar language and explicit content could tarnish the image of Georgetown,” Lim said.

All the students will be working in groups of 5, and will be covering all of 7 walls.

Lim and another lecturer, Lim Thong Soon, will also be taking part and produce their own art on the 8th wall.

Vice Principal Dr Beh Kok Hooi said that the college is proud to be working with the City Council of Penang Island and hopes that with the popularity of wall art in Georgetown, Penang will see graffiti as a form of unrestricted expression and various interpretations.

“With the right attitude, artists can use this form of art to deliver meaningful messages, just like Ernest Zacharevic. Who knows, our students may be the next Ernest Zacharevic,” Dr Beh added.

Han Chiang’s School of Multimedia and IT often exposes its students to activities outside of the college. Students are encouraged to further discover and explore their talents, as the college believes that learning must not be confined in college.

Source: http://hctv-news.hcc.edu.my/?p=2833

Entrance and Car Park is FREE and open to ALL

on Saturday, 31 March 2012. Posted in notes

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Penang Municipal Park is like a garden park where there are lots of plants apart from other exercise equipments. The air here is very fresh and cool because it is surrounded by trees and has hills on its background. It is a very nice place to go to during your free time. 

The first two photos on the right show the way into Penang Municipal Park from Jalan Utama. Persiaran Kuari will go straight into the park where you can find parking spaces for cars and bikes. 

Inside the park, the first and easiest place you can see is the old skating ring (I think you wouldn't think its a skating ring because the floor condition is so bad, in my point of view) with the children playground and adult exercise equipments a little further up on the right, just next to it. On the left of the old skating ring, you can see some obstacle course equipments. Both the third row photos were taken from top looking down towards the road instead of from the road up. 

If you follow the path on the right, after the adults' exercise equipments area, you can see a trial and another exercise area. I used to come here to build-up myself. A little further up, before the X-Game area, there is place for people to relax and play chess, a very big chess board carved on the floor (can be seen from the fourth row photos) and small chess board carved on the tables (cannot be seen in the photo). 

After the chess area, is the Penang Skate Park as seen in the photo. This is the area where people practice skate boarding, roller blading and X-Game bicycle riding. When I took these photos, it was around 11:00am and therefore, nobody was practising. I used to come here for roller blading too. That time it was just opened. The fifth row right photo was taken from top of the Penang Skate Park looking down to the children's pool area. 

After getting out of the skate park, following the path, there is a stretch of exercise equipments for people above 12 years old. Following the curve along the path, you will turn left to the children's pool area (as seen from the sixth row right photo. This photo was taken from the opposite direction of the path I am taking about). 

After passing these stretch of pools, we reach a bigger pool called "Kolam Rekreasi" (as seen from the seventh row right photo). Further down the path you will reach the obstacle crossing area as mentioned earlier. 

 

This is about it. Of course there are other things like a small pool for koi fish but almost all the fishes are gone. Either eaten by monkeys or stolen by people to sell. Quite big koi fish. There is a big field on the opposite side of the road. Opening time is hrs and closing time is hrs. To end this page on an interesting note, "Entrance is FREE, Car Park is FREE and open to ALL". On yes, kindly Keep Penang Clean. 

Opening time is 0700 hrs and closing time is 1900 hrs.

 

Source: http://www.freecheapsite.com/elysium/pyouthpk.htm