Artists’ home away from home

6 Nov 2016

SELAMAT DATANG _ Welcome!!

Some of the artists who have already arrived to setup their installation artwork, sculptoring on site or explore the island..
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Standing, from left is Angelico “JIK” Villanueva (Sculptor: Philippines), Liew Kian Yap (Founder of LAB), Fumihiko Sano (Installation artist:Japan), Mohd Hairul Azizi (Programme director). Seated, from left is Charly Lesquelin (Painter:Reunion Island), Freddy Sofian (Painter:Indonesia ), Laxman Bahadur Gharti (Sculptor:Nepal)

Life in Langkawi is idyllic…a slower pace…allowing one to be more in touch with nature.

Here, artists will get to experience the Malay ‘kampung’ (village) life.. complete with crowing roosters!

Located a bit further in from the buzzling, tourist hot spots of Pantai Cenang (Cenang Beach), the group of accommodations provided for artists are clean, comfortable and quiet…. and the beach is just a walk away…

Occasional rain.. but cool and fresh, right after the rain
Occasional rain.. but cool and fresh, right after the rain
Coconut trees swaying in the wind
Coconut trees swaying in the wind
Outdoor resting spot
Wakaf – outdoor resting spot
Chenang Inn, one of the accommodations  provided
Chenang Inn, one of the accommodations provided
The Coconut!
The Coconut!
A wooden chalet, rustic but complete with modern amenities
A wooden chalet, rustic but complete with modern amenities

Malaysians love their food. We have everything, from Asian (Chinese, Malay, Indian) to Western style restaurants, wth some open 24 hours a day!!

More participants from Phillipines, Nepal, Reunion Island and Indonesia...sharing a meal and laughter!
More participants from Phillipines, Nepal, Reunion Island and Indonesia…sharing a meal and laughter!

We have local foods like the roti canai (prata), tosai, nasi lemak, nasi campur to more Western-style foods like BBQ and grill

An Indian 'pancake' that is now common in Malaysian food stalls
Tosai, an Indian ‘pancake’ that is now common in Malaysian food stalls

So, Langkawi eagerly awaits the arrival of 140 participating artists from 33 countries (ALGERIA, AUSTRALIA, AZERBAIJAN, CANADA, COLOMBIA, CUBA, DENMARK, EGYPT, FRANCE, FINLAND, GERMANY, GREECE, HONG KONG, IRAQ, INDIA, INDONESIA, IRAN, JAPAN, KOREA, BRITAIN, MAURITIUS, NETHERLANDS, NORWAY, OMAN, PAKISTAN, PHILLIPINES, REUNION ISLAND, SINGAPORE, SOUTH AFRICA, TAIWAN, TURKEY, VIETNAM and MALAYSIA)

(Photo credits : Liew Kian Yap and Celso Pepito)