[BBCC x Loka Made] A Journey Through Malaysia
⏰ Trivia Time ⏰
We’re thrilled to announce our latest collaboration with BBCC (Bukit Bintang City Centre KL)! Our team at Loka Made were tasked with the mission to create a mural art inspired by our local heritage and culture for the Malaysia Grand Bazaar (MGB) shopping mall, a project by BBCC.
If you haven’t heard of them, they’re a new artisanal mall and heritage hub located in Kuala Lumpur. They’re your go-to place to experience the best food, handicrafts and cultural performances from all 14 of our nation’s states.
Did you spot us on your last visit to MGB? 👀
If you look closely, you can spot many of our local elements and familiar architecture in the mural. You might even discover something you didn’t know of before! Hehe.
Let’s get a closer look and learn more about our nation’s colourful history.
Did you get it at the start? 😉BBCC is built near the iconic Pudu Jail. It was largely demolished back in 2012, but a portion of it still remains. It’s now part of a park near Lalaport Mall, another project by BBCC.
Honk, honk! Can you guess which is a real Bas Mini No.55 stop?
Did you know? The Teluk Intan Leaning Tower can be abbreviated as TILT? It just so happens that’s what the tower does too 😄 Although the tower looks really tall, it’s actually only 3-storeys high! The soft ground and weight of the water tank caused the tower to slowly tilt over time.
Looks familiar 🤔 What is the name of this traditional musical instrument?
C. Cak Lempong
Deemed the largest flower in the world! The Rafflesia can grow up to 3 feet wide and weigh up to 11 kg. But it’s a pretty shy flower though 🤭 It takes up to 9 months just to spring from a seed to a pod and it only stays in bloom for a week (maybe less!).
Malaysians do love a good competition! And gasing competitions are serious affairs. Can you guess what is the longest recorded time of a gasing spinning continuously?
A. 1 hour, 40 minutes and 20 seconds
B. 57 minutes and 46 seconds
C. 25 minutes and 40 seconds
The Terengganu Drawbridge is Southeast Asia’s first tower drawbridge that was officially opened to the public in 2019! The drawbridge was built to help improve traffic in the area and provide a faster route to the airport. It also functions as an observation deck, a restaurant and a gallery.
With you, we feel like we’re on top of the world 😉
TRUE or FALSE: Mount Kinabalu was formerly an active volcano
So, how did Langkawi get its name? Legend says ‘Lang’ was derived from the Malay word helang which translates to eagle in English and ‘Kawi’ comes from the word meaning marble! Though it is a legend, there is some credibility in it as the island is never short of eagle sightings and is known to produce some of the finest grades of marbles.
The monumental cat statue located in Kuching has been around for what feels like fur-ever 😸 It showcases a family of cats with the mama and papa cat watching over their kittens. Can you remember how many kittens are there in the family?
No cheating! Try to answer as many without the help of Google.
Scroll down for answers.
There’s just so much more to learn about our Malaysian history and culture. Every day, we find out something new about our own backyard that we’re always excited to share with you!
Come visit MGB to get up close with our mural and learn something new about our nation’s rich history and colourful culture. The mall is jam packed with activities and treats from all across Malaysia for you to experience. It’s like having a crash course on all 14 states 😛
Don’t forget to tag us @thelokamade on Facebook and Instagram on your adventure to MGB!
We’d love to be a part of your journey in discovering the best of Malaysia.
Answer Sheet 📝
- Bas Mini No.55 used to stop at Brickfields
- The Cak Lempong is a traditional instrument of the Minangkabau people
- The longest record for a gasing spinning is 1 hour, 40 minutes and 20 seconds
- False! Mount Kinabalu was formed by tectonic activity
- Mama and papa cat have 5 colourful kittens