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Friday, March 28, 2008

National Art Gallery Malaysia

On the way back from DR's session, I decided to drop by at the National Art Gallery... another one of those places that tourists take note of when visiting KL but locals ignore in preference of shopping malls. Admission is free, parking is also free and ample. The building is newly renovated but exhibitions of notable art pieces were too few to make it impressive.

It's a quiet place. Not many visitors.

Tourist pose - just missing a sun hat and umbrella

Lunch at the art gallery's cafeteria.
Seriously, I need to do something about those eyebags.

The Cat Goddess watches over Kutucat

Wall mural. Excellent painting!

There are some interesting showcases (no cameras allowed in the galleries sorry!). I like the topmost gallery best. There was a corner for art pieces produced by people who sought help from the Psychology Dept. of UH and a private consultancy center called Integrated Psychology Network. Each work had a short testimony of what the painting meant to these people. Every one was unique and deeply personal. For the first time, I understood what it meant to be moved by a picture.

Seriously, the Klang valley has a lot more to offer than KLCC, Midvalley Megamall, 1 Utama and the likes. It's a healthier and cheaper way to spend the day too. I am off to Zoo Negara next Tuesday... because I just found out that admission is free if it's your birthday!

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