The artwork shows a little Malay girl playing her old toy blocks, building up her dream structures for her dream city while looking over the existing site at Karpal Singh Drive (a new developed modernised suburb situated within the unique city of George Town which has gone through centuries of development).
Expanding her vision a little further, she sees, with wonders, how George Town capturing both the well-preserved heritage streetscape as well as the new and trendy modernised cityscape at the same time. In her mind, she started to ponder with hope, imagining how her dream future city would looks like.
Title: Preserving Cultural
Roots for Sustainability
The subject of this colourful piece of art is to highlight the multiculturalism in Penang. The mural features a girl with a blissful smile on her face, wearing a Batik headband and balancing a basket containing several imageries closely associated with Penang such as a Pinang tree and a dusky leaf monkey.
The mural is a powerful testament to Penang's cultural and natural heritage in producing well-balanced youth. It reflects kids living happily within the neighbourhoods in Penang where they are well nurtured under the vibrant art and cultural scene with easily accessible knowledge and resources about their local identities.
The girl’s pleasant facial expression reflects the inner joy due to the contentment of her mind and soul, filled with the positive content of thoughts that generates the pride towards her beloved city. It is also a dynamic visual display to remind viewers that preserving Penang's cultural and natural heritage is essential to ensure Penang's sustainability.