With its reputation as a cultural melting pot and food hub of Malaysia, it is never a bad time to visit Penang. More importantly, the rich heritage of multicultural Penang provides ample inspiration and creative ideas for students in the art and design field. Taking this into consideration, a group of almost 100 participants from ALFA College embarked on a three-day trip last year dubbed the “72-Hour Rendezvous in Penang”. This group comprised of students and lecturers from ALFA’s School of Visual Communication. Among the main places of interest that the group visited were:

  • Yap Temple (on Lebuh Armenian)
  • Khoo Kongsi (on Lebuh Canon)
  • Lorong Soo Hong
  • Kean Teik Tong (on Lebuh Armenian)
  • Lebuh Pantai
  • Lebuh Ah Quee
  • Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling
  • Lorong Stewart
  • 23 Love Lane, a heritage hotel
  • Muntri Mews, another heritage hotel
  • Hong Kong Shoe Shop (located at the corner of Muntri and Leith Streets – this was where Dato’ Jimmy Choo began his
  • apprenticeship in shoemaking)
  • Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion
  • Penang Hill

The diversity and depth of Penang’s history, tradition and culture make it a favorite location for ALFA students and lecturers to visit in order to gain inspiration and ideas in applying their craft and knowledge. During this trip, the design students were assigned the task of creating various projects that were related to Penang based on their understanding of:

  • Photography
  • Basic Drawing
  • Computer Graphic
  • Typography
  • Design Methodology
  • Illustration
  • Packaging Design
  • New Media Design
  • 2D Animation
  • Motion Graphic
  • Portfolio Development

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