I AM HOME’ exhibition: Reminiscing about nostalgic memories

A COMMUNITY’s culture, lifestyle and origin need to be documented, so that their legacy would continue to live on.


As such, the ‘I AM HOME’ exhibition, which is happening now at the Penang Harmony Centre, recollects the nostalgic memories of yesteryear by showcasing a total of 20 untold stories of Penangites.


State executive councillor for Non-Islamic Religious Affairs and Social Development Chong Eng said the exhibition would draw the attention of youngsters as it beautifully depicts and narrates the stories of Penang folks in the past.

Chong Eng interacting with one of the participants of the project


“I admire the friendly style of writing and drawings of this project that are easily understood by audience of different ages and backgrounds.


“This would attract the younger generation which is indeed important because they are the ones who will continue to write stories about Penang.


“There are only 20 stories here and I hope to see more of these stories because there are still many places and stories in Penang worth to be discovered and told,” she said after launching the exhibition today.


Also present at the launch were Penang Harmony Corporation (Harmonico) board of directors Datuk Seri Dr Anwar Fazal and its manager Paul Au.


Chong Eng also congratulated Dr Kuah Li Feng, the researcher cum curator of the exhibition, as well as Penang’s very own artists, Azmi Hussin and Julian Kam a.k.a Lefty Julian, for making this exhibition a success.


(from left) Kuah, Azmi, Dr Anwar Fazal, Chong Eng, Kam and Au posing for a group picture at the launch


It is learned that the ‘I AM HOME’ project was initially an online exhibition that showcased the multicultural narratives of different communities making Penang their home.


The team also aims to expand the project by including the narratives from other parts of Malaysia.


The ‘ I AM HOME’ exhibition will be held until March 20 from 9am to 6pm.


Those who are interested can check out the following website https://www.harmonico.my/iamhome and get yourself registered.


Story by Tanushalini Moroter
Pix by Darwina Mohd Daud