Wednesday, September 21, 2005

ASEAN GARDEN

Location: Next to National Monument - Parliment Road.

· The ASEAN Garden comprises of 6 sculptures from Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei Darussalam, Philippines and Malaysia.
· It was officially opened in 1987 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of ASEAN (the Association of South-East Asian Nations).
· It represents unity and co-operation amongst member nations and the sculptures symbolise the rich culture and tradition present.

·The sculptures are:

1. Country: Malaysia - Title: ' GROWTH '
Concept: The twenty slabs arranged in a curving movement from a low profile to the 'tumpal' "shape pointing" upwards, symbolise the dynamic growth of the ASEAN region during the first twenty years.

Artist: Syed Ahmad Jamal
Material: Malaysia marble slabs on reinforced concrete.

2. Country: Singapore - Title: ' TOWARDS PEACE '
Concept: The six sculptures symbolise the progress in growth, unity, peace and harmony of ASEAN.

Artist: Han Sai Por
Material: Malaysia Marble

3. Country: Indonesia - Title: ' THE GATE OF HARMONY '
Concept: The Gate symbolises communication among ASEAN countries. Separate wings and pillars represent the interdependence of the nations. The concrete block in front of the gate symbolises the nations will create communication and conference among the nation will create harmony.

Artist: Dolorosa Sinaga
Material: Reinforced Concrete

4. Country: Philippines - Title: ‘ BARONG-BARONG ’
Concept:A modern interpretation of old type architecture existing in the whole of ASEAN region. This must be used as a bed, toy, table and chair to actualize interaction among people.

Artist: Jerusalino V.Araos

5. Country: Thailand - Title: ' PROGRESS '
Concept: Stainless Steel is an industrial material which emphasis’s the industrial progress of ASEAN. Stainless steel pipes, despite their limitations, can be handled in a creative manner and made to look beautiful.

Artist: Itthi Khongkhakul
Material: Stainless Steel

6. Country: Brunei Darussalam - Title: ' The ASEAN Dance '
Concept: To preserved the old and welcome the new.

Artist: Abu Bakar bin Abdul Rahman


By Wendy