Siblings resume mural project for school disrupted by MCO


  • Metro News
  • Saturday, 13 Jun 2020

Eng Heong right) with his sister Lay Fang in front of the harmony-themed mural that they are working on at SRJK(C) Li Tek (B) in Penang. — Photos: MUSTAFA AHMAD/The Star

TO remind everyone on the values of racial harmony, a pair of siblings decided to paint a mural about all the major festivals in Malaysia at a school building in Lintang Macallum, Penang.

Themed ‘Harmony’, the mural will now become a proud feature at SJK(C) Li Tek (B) here in George Town once it is completed by end of this month.

Pan Eng Heong, 49, and his sister Pan Lay Fang, 46, said they volunteered to paint the mural to bring out the lively atmosphere in the primary school.

“Initially, we were not sure what to paint but after giving some thoughts on our multi-racial society, we decided to depict the celebrations.

Lee: The school is looking to add more murals to beautify the school premisesLee: The school is looking to add more murals to beautify the school premises

“In Malaysia, we have important celebrations like the Chinese New Year, Hari Raya and Deepavali.

“So, we wanted to bring out the festive spirits and the unique cultural feel for everyone all year long.

“This way, it will also remind the pupils of our culture and celebrations when they see the mural, ” Eng Heong said when met at the school recently.

A view of the mural at the school in Lintang Macallum, Penang.A view of the mural at the school in Lintang Macallum, Penang.

SJK(C) Li Tek Alumni Association secretary Lee Thuan Chye said the artists began painting the mural in early March but their work was disrupted by the movement control order (MCO).

“Now that the situation is better, we invited them back to continue painting the mural and hopefully, it can complete by the end of this month.

“We invited local artists from Penang so that they are able to bring out the right message that the pupils can understand.”

Lee added that the school was also looking to add more murals to beautify the school premises and create a colourful learning environment for the pupils.

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