Art murals by famous artists to decorate petrol stations

Lat (left) and Azman at the launch of Shell’s Celebrating 125 Years art project. They are standing in front of The Kampung Boy artwork installed at the Shell in Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur.

FOR 125 years, Shell has fuelled Malaysia’s progress as a trusted partner, contributing to the growth of the oil and gas industry through innovation.

To kick off its 125th anniversary in Malaysia, Shell has unveiled Celebrating 125 Years, an art project involving famous artists including Datuk Lat, Cheeming Boey, Sabek, Yap Hanzhen, Amey Sheikh Ali, Caryn Koh, Thomas Powell and Dmojo.

The eight artists will develop 15 murals at selected Shell stations nationwide, with at least one mural located in each state.

The art captures the artists’ own interpretation of progress and the Malaysian pioneering spirit, with some illustrating familiar Malaysian scenes and landmarks, while others showcasing nature and Malaysian society.

“Shell has journeyed with Malaysians for 125 years, and together we have achieved many firsts.

“We aim to continue driving the Malaysian pioneering spirit, which has been integral to the country’s success,” said Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd and Shell Timur Sdn Bhd managing director Datuk Azman Ismail.

“Each mural reflects society’s common values, which Shell also embraces as part of its DNA – diversity, unity, respect, and inclusiveness. We believe these values unite Malaysians across the country, and will propel the nation forward into the next 125 years.

“Our aim is for the murals to reach out to people, share these common values, and hopefully inspire and enrich their lives,” he said.

Celebrating 125 Years is just one of many initiatives to commemorate Shell’s 125th anniversary this year.

Last month, the company embarked on a three-day charity drive, #Pump123, in conjunction with the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations, where one sen was donated for every one litre of fuel pumped at Shell stations nationwide during the period.

The funds collected will be disbursed to disadvantaged children across the country via six charitable organisations.

Shell will also be releasing a series of videos called #StationStories over the next two months, featuring some of its customers who share their personal stories and experiences.

Shell will also be hosting a gala dinner on Aug 10 for its partners across the industry, followed by Heritage Trail, a nationwide treasure hunt in September 2016.

For more information on Shell’s 125th anniversary, visit

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