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It is often said that art is essential in any civilisation, it tells us what our culture is, and defines the era that we live in. In Malaysia, we’ve seen the emergence of street arts in recent years, particularly in wall paintings and murals.

At Ipoh, OLDTOWN white coffee partners with renowned Lithuanian artist, Ernest Zacharevic to create the ‘Art of OLDTOWN’, who is painting murals to celebrate Ipoh, the birthplace of white coffee.

Like many Malaysian, coffee is pretty much essential to my life. It is the beverage of choice every morning (especially on working days), without a cup of good coffee I wouldn’t know how to start the day.

OLDTOWN 3in1 White Coffee within reach
OLDTOWN 3in1 White Coffee within reach

One of the simplest and most convenient way to achieve this is by making myself a cup of OLDTOWN 3in1 white coffee.

I keep some at the office and at home for the time when I need a bit of a boost to continue working, with the only problem being that some of my colleagues tend to come asking for them from time to time.

OLDTOWN art at Jalan Bijih Timah
OLDTOWN art at Jalan Bijih Timah

Anyway, back to the art project initiated by OLDTOWN at Ipoh.

The first piece was done at Jalan Bandar Timah by Ernest Zacharevic as a teaser back in April, the project will showcase seven different murals in Ipoh honoring this birthplace of white coffee.

Old Town at in Ipoh, by Ernest Zacharevic
OLDTOWN art in Ipoh, by Ernest Zacharevic 

The artist expressed how he was amazed by people of Ipoh in the way they are humble yet proud of their hometown, and how he is touched and inspired by the local architecture, culture, food, and people. He also mentioned that it was an honor to work with OLDTOWN, who’s grown successful and yet never neglect its root, heritage, and the people who helped it succeed.

Hummingbird at Ipoh, Ernest Zacharevic
Hummingbird at Ipoh, Ernest Zacharevic 

Do check out the ‘Art of OLDTOWN’ journey at or follow them at Twitter at @OldTown_WCoffee for the latest update of this project, starting 26 May 2014 until 26 June 2014.

In the mean time, I’m going to make me a cup of 3in1 white coffee.

I went to the Petronas Gallery for the famous BMW Art Cars exhibition with the Snark over lunch time. Unfortunately, photography was not allowed, and all we got was a poster and a bookmark.

According to the website:

The BMW Art Car Collection is a series of BMW production models transformed from automobile to art by some of the world’s foremost artists.

BMW Art Cars, Petronas Gallery, KLCC
free bookmark and a poster

There were four cars on the exhibit, the BMW 320i by Roy Lichtenstein. Frank Stella’s BMW 3.0 CSL. A stunning M3 by Ken Done. And the hand painted BMW M1 by Andy Warhol.

The cars were not only beautiful art work, but menacing mechanical contraption too. Specifications of the car and performance numbers were stated. For example, the 3.0 CSL is stated to produce 700 hp. There were also some videos on display.

The exhibition runs from that 15th of September to 22nd of October, at Petronas Gallery on the 3rd floor of Suria KLCC mall. Admission is free, the hall opens Tuesday through Sunday. If you happen to be in KLCC, go check it out.