Mural and doodle wall a new attraction

Hamdiah (front third left) visiting the mural as Benedict (second left) and others look on.

MUKAH: The completed mural and doodle art on a 331-metre long concrete perimeter wall at Taman Kala Dana would certainly be a new attraction here.

Mukah division Resident Hamiah Bakir said the mural and doodle art has its own value and therefore it has to be appreciated.

She said this was because it involved talents, efforts and commitments of the artists to produce such a fine artwork.

“The mural and doodle art is also seen as having commercial value and therefore it must be appreciated and taken care of,” she said at the Mural Art & Doodle programme themed Culture & Heritage at Taman Kala Dana here today. She was representing Mukah MP Datuk Hanifah Hajar Taib.

Some 18 local artists were involved in producing the beautiful artwork, which started three weeks ago and was completed today.

Earlier, the Resident visited and walked along the 331-metre long perimeter accompanied by Mukah district officer Peleadzman Ahip.

Hamdiah believed that the mural and doodle art also has economic spill-over for this town.

According to her, while coming here to see the mural and doodle art, visitors may make stopover at various places here, including at business outlets and eateries.

She explained that this was regarded as local tourism attractions and the government really encouraged it, especially during the current Covid-19 pandemic.

Hamdiah thanked Hanifah for her support and for providing the fund to the mural and doodle art project and hoped that the project could continue at other locations in future.

Programme coordinator and artist Benedict Peter in his welcoming address, thanked Hanifah for the support and fund provided, fellow artists, Dalat and Mukah District Council (MDDM) for permitting the perimeter wall to be used, and others, including food and drink sponsors, for their assistance and support.