Laman Seni “Street Art” Seksyen 2, Shah Alam

I have been staying in Shah Alam since the 80s and I must say I’ve seen so many changes in Selangor (Shah Alam especially) within the past 8 years, both in the system and outlook of Shah Alam (PKNS more corporate, landscaping more beautified).

Recently, if you notice the Seksyen 2 area, (nearby the 2 blocks of shophouses), students from the Faculty of Art and Design, UiTM Shah Alam are working hard together with MBSA to beautify the back lane of the shophouses.

Called Laman Seni Shah Alam, the walls of the back alley are transformed into creative designs and murals that mostly potray Seksyen 2 Shah Alam, such as Kedai Maria, 7-Eleven and Master Art.

Check out some of the pics that I managed to snap recently:

Laman Seni street art seksyen 2 shah alam This is my favourite – Sekolah Dinding as I call it

school on a wall at street art section 2 shah alam Nice huh?

sekolah dinding at street art seksyen 2 shah alam The one on the floor – not sure its purposely like that or vandalised by people

bas sekolah at laman seni Err…I asked my son to pose running but he became stiff like that

street art shah alam All illustrated in one balloon

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street art 3 Getting Slurpee

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laman seni seksyen 2 - bas mini Bas Mini – looks real huh?

laman seni shah alam 1 Giant film roll on the wall

street art at section 2 shah alam

sponsor for laman seni seksyen 2 shah alam Of course, a tribute to the sponsor who funded the project – Bank Muamalat

The Mayor of Shah Alam said the project is aimed to change the public’s perception towards back lane alleys. He plans to have weekend bazaars for local brands to sell a variety of items such as accessories, pre-loved clothes and craft produce. I can’t wait for it. Some of my friends said that it’s a perfect place to do #ootd too. Hehehe…

Now dah cantik-cantik macam ni, its the public’s responsibility to maintain the cleanliness and the prettiness of the back lanes. How I wish they would do this in all sections in Shah Alam, barulah jadik Shah Alam Bandar Seni (fuhhh….)…oh yeah, after this I have to try the new Trek Basikal. I think that is a brilliant project as well. I love Shah Alam!

Kuala Lumpur Vintage Festival 2013

Last two Sundays, my family and I went to the Kuala Lumpur Vintage Festival which was held in Lanai Matic (just beside Saloma Bistro along Jalan Ampang)….(shows how long this blog is not updated)….

KL Vintage Festival

Anyway, my husband yang ajak coz he loves this vintage market thingy, especially when his favourite vendors are selling off their racks of bundle clothes and retro-feel items……I pun suka, so kitorang pun pegilah awal pagi Sabtu. The day before it rained so area Lanai Matic tu was wet all the way lah…plus ada smelly sikit but most probably from nearby longkang ke apa, but, it was tolerable……

First stall was a stall selling bundle clothes, wahhh bersinar2 mata husband ku….and Doc Marts and Raybans….

Dr Marts

Jalan-jalan (we turned right after this stall)…..we passed a few food stalls so bolayan dulu coz baru je breakfast nasi lemak at home….then we saw Wak Doyok…terus nak tangkap gambar with this celebrity (Wak Doyok is known for his mustache, his sense of fashion and people envy how slim he is – he’s even slimmer in real life!).

Wak Doyok Hubby and kids with Wak Doyok

He’s promoting his range of clothes called The Garment, inspired by manly look and strong British influence. Check out his FB page/Thegarment to know more.

the garmet by Wak Doyok

We passed through many stalls and each of them have their own character, were very interesting in their own way. Just see the pictures that I snapped. The one below here is from Therubahstore. It’s where I bought vintage ‘bekas kole’ (in my favourite colour – mint!). Check out their range of tins and trinklets too…you can also check out their instagram (with the same name). 

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Others that I snapped were:

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IMG_6170 Eyh sempat lagi budak-budak ni…

IMG_6173Straight from the carboot

Project Swissify. This was where I got my leather-looking studded bangle (the ones displayed in the suitcase). The owner said it was a hit during Urbanscapes so they were left with only a few bangles.

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After dah jalan-jalan, we feel like having something to munch and saw these huge choc chip cookies! Yummers! They came in L size and XL. My kids love them so much!

Dah makan, mesti nak air kan, we bought Pop The Soda. This is the first non-alcoholic, local Malaysian made Indie Soda brand in the market (based in Putrajaya). They were tastyyyyy!!!!….Love them so much now we regretted that we only bought 5 bottles. They come in a few flavours (Lychee, Soursop, Banana, Pineapple and Mango). Sedapp…but at first, look at Amar’s reaction when he sipped the soda.

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Hahahah…but after that he was ok….semua nak nak nak lagi….haihhh…kesian hubby I dapat minum sikit je…

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pop the soda Check out their FB page /Pop The Soda

I love the brown bottles! You can also book them for weddings or engagement or anything I guess….we’re planning to buy more (for our stock – hahaha)…

Entrance fee was RM1 per person and we got KL Vintage stickers each. My husband also bought me a KL Vintage Festival 2013 t-shirt as a remembrance. I love the tee! (it’s a baseball kinda t-shirt).

We hope join this kind of festival/event again in future. Thank you Pintu Merah and Lanai Matic for organising this social event.

Wall’s Paddle Pop & Legoland Malaysia Resort Children’s Day Carnival 2013

What does Paddle Pop and Legoland have in common? These two renowned children brands joined hands to treat approximately 150 underprivileged children from 6 different orphanages in Klang Valley to a fun and exciting children’s carnival held at Taman Rimba Kiara, Kuala Lumpur.

We went there in the morning. Headed straight to the registration counter and saw my name as blogger/media. Ehemsss….first time had the opportunity to be a media. Gitu. Finally Legoland heard my prayer…hoho..

paddle pop legoland clown Just sat and we were greeted by a clown

paddle pop legoland event2 Waiting for the right time to join the picture crowd…hehehe

The highlight for the day was the unveiling of the huge LEGO model of the Paddle Pop made entirely out of LEGO bricks. The underprivileged kids were ecstatic to be the first in the country to get the opportunity to be up close with the Paddle Pop which stands at 5 feet 2 inches and weighs 77 kilograms. The total number of LEGO bricks used to build Paddle Pop was an amazing 53,928 bricks.

paddle pop legoland mascot My kids with the Padle Pop icon

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Mr. Shawn Tan, Category Head of Wall’s Ice Cream, Unilever Malaysia, Ms. Thila Munusamy, Director of Sales and Marketing, LEGOLAND Malaysia flanked by Paddle Pop and Ollie the mascot of LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort with the LEGO model of Paddle Pop made out of an amazing 53,928 bricks (picture from organiser)

Courtesy of Paddle Pop, The LEGO model of Paddle Pop will also be making its way throughout Peninsula Malaysia in a 5-week road show from 20 November to 29 December this year. The model will be visiting various orphanages as well as public parks and playgrounds. Amongst public parks where kids and parents can be up close with the LEGO model of Paddle Pop include Zoo Negara, KidZania, Melaka’s Bird Park and many more. As a nice surprise for kids during this school holiday season, the LEGO model of Paddle Pop will be making surprise visits at playgrounds in neighbourhoods and apartment blocks. Throughout Peninsula Malaysia, Paddle Pop will visit 30 orphanages and 100 public parks and playgrounds. The launch was officiated by the release of balloons. I managed to snap them before they disappear out of sight.

paddle pop legoland balloons 

paddle pop and legoland the orphanages

The orphanages that were invited to the Paddle Pop and LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort World Children’s Day carnival were Yayasan Sunbeams, Good Samaritan Home, Rumah Bakti Nur Syaheera, Shelter Home for Children, Pusat Jagaan Siddharthan and Rumah Juara.

We also had the chance to snap a picture with the mascot before he went out of sight!

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paddle pop legoland with azura With emcee for the day; Azura Disney

IMG_5939 With Nabil and Sharifah Shahirah – they were so chatty and funny

Weather was scorching hot so after we took pictures, terus nak balik. The sports carnival just started for the kids.We were so happy that we did not leave empty handed, the organiser gave us a momento; plasma car and Legoland towel.

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paddle pop legoland plasma car

Thank you again Paddle Pop and Legoland for inviting us! Until next event….

Brain Expo Malaysia 2013

When I received an SMS from MeadJohson about this Brain Expo, I immediately booked my husband’s diary and told my kids to get ready for some educational trip to KLCC. Of course I didn’t hesitate when it comes to educational and fun stuffs and events. Amir was like “How come there’s a Brain Expo in a shopping complex?” (Because we normally go KLCC for shopping and window shopping so he was curious).

1-12 enfagrow-brain-expo-500x500 Picture taken from meadJohson official website

So we arrived at about 11 am and there was already a large crowd there. We received our goody bags (coz I pre-registered) at the entrance and went into the first area; Zone A: Genius Room. It’s a room dedicated to geniuses such as Beethoven, Einstein, Sir Isaac Newton and our local genius, P.Ramlee.

brain expo - einstein booth Einstein booth

brain expo- Listening to Beethoven – can’t sit still

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brain expo2 Amazed by the Newton’s gravity theory

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Next was Zone B: Brain Facts Walkway. It’s where they showcased a real human brain. Both my kids were like, euwww brain is not cute. I was like errr errr..terimalah kejadian Allah…hehehe..

And then we went into Zone C: Video Room. We watched a 2 minute video about brain, and neurons, synapses and stuff.

brain expo- video A 2-minute video on our brain

Next we walked into Zone D: Synapses Walkway. It’s where they showed how our synapses are connected and how they work. Kids were excited to see lights in the dark room.

brain expo - synapses walkway Kids in Synapses Walkway

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Next, we walked into a ‘brain’…hehehe….it was where we learnt a lot about our brain; that there are 4 parts and they are; Frontal Lobe (controls motor skills, expressive language and reasoning), Parietal Lobe (processes sensory information such as touch, pain and pressure), Temperal Lobe (controls the interpretation of sounds and language), and Occipital Lobe (controls interpretation of visuals and information).

And then there was Zone F; 4 Traits of a Genius. The 4 traits are; Better problem solving, Sharper visual acuity, Faster language skills and Higher intellectual development. 

brain expo Trying to solve it on his own

brain expo - puzzle I must say the volunteers/workers on that day were friendly and provided guidance for my kids

The last zone was Zone G; EnfaMama A+ Club Station, Consultation Area and Playground. My kids enjoyed playing in the pool of colourful balls. I saw a Chinese girl yelling coz she didn’t want to go back. Alhamdulillah my kids were under control.

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We also had our ‘berangan’ moments at their photo booths.

brain expo - photo booth 2 Amar the Doctor (with a small head)

brain expo photo booth Amir the Judge (with funny hair)

brain expo - goodies The goodies that we got

Thank you MeadJohnson for this experience! We had fun! Hope to be more involved in educational expo or events in the future.

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