Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sketchwalk Route 3 Jalan Padungan

For the 3rd Sketchcrawl of August, we covered Jalan Padungan, a commercial area that mushroomed in the economic boom of 1920s and 1930s Kuching.  Today, one can still find the traditional Chinese pastry shops with traditional candies, local pohpiah (spring roll) skin maker, bicycle/motorcycle repair shops, candles & fruits shops selling offerings for the afterlife, and many more.  At both ends of the street, you can find cat statues, because Kuching sounds like "kucing" which means cat in Malay.  
We ended the Sketchcrawl at Song Kheng Hai hawker centre where after the group photos, some stayed on for local delicacies like sugarcane coconut juice, kongpia, rojak, belacan beehoon, sotong kangkong, etc.  

Despite the rain, we had quite a good turn out with some new faces and young sketchers.  Come join us for last August Sketchwalk Route 4 : 24 AUG 2014
Area : Kampung Boyan / Kampung Gersik
(any Lorong or buildings within the vicinity)
2:00pm Briefing at jetty outside Khatulistiwa Cafe, Waterfront (we'll take the jetty to cross Sungai Sarawak)
2:00pm to 5:00pm - Sketching
5:00pm - Congregate for group photo at food court near jetty at Kampung Boyan side
A compilation of sketched scenes of Jalan Padungan
USk Kuching sketchers with their sketches
These are a few of our sketches from last Sunday. Go to our USk Kuching FB group album to check out more.

by Yvonne Yeo
by Aurelia
by Gabrielle
by Pegs
Sketchers mingling and viewing the collection of sketches from the day's outing

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