MBKS launches beautification murals by Bidayuh-Iban artist Anne Boyer at BDC, Kenyalang, Tabuan Laru recycling centres

From left to right: Abdul Baderi, Anne, Wee, and Chin giving the thumbs up at the BDC recycling centre here today (Oct 21, 2022).

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By Ling Hui

KUCHING, Oct 21: The Kuching South City Council (MBKS) has officially launched three beautification murals at the drop-off recycling centres at BDC, Kenyalang, and Tabuan Laru by Sarawakian freelance artist Anne Boyer.

The three murals aimed to create awareness of the importance of recycling were fully sponsored by Treinekens Sdn Bhd under their corporate social responsibility (CSR) project.

With more attractive recycling centres around Kuching, MBKS mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng said hopefully it could encourage the public to recycle more to reduce waste.

As the local population increases along with the lack of waste reduction awareness, he said the amount of rubbish has been rising, which would gradually tarnish the environment.

“So, I appeal to the public to please think twice before throwing something away or buying something,” he said.

He stressed the importance of preserving and protecting the environment because any damage done to the environment will be irreversible.

“When you have to pay another 10 cents for a rice straw or a paper straw, don’t complain because that 10 cents of yours managed to help protect the environment.

“I can give you the 10 cents, but can you give me back the environment? Unfortunately, you cannot,” said Wee during the MBKS plague installation on one of the beautification murals at the BDC recycling centre here today.

Wee (front, fourth left) and Chin (front, second right) taking a group photo with MBKS and Treinekens officers in front of the mural at the BDC recycling centre here today (Oct 21, 2022).

Among those also present were Treinekens Sdn Bhd group chief executive officer (CEO) Stephen Chin, MBKS Environment and Tourism standing committee chairman Cr Abdul Baderi, and Anne.

Anne Boyer is a Bidayuh-Iban artist who has been actively freelancing since 2018. Some of the mediums commonly used in her art are oil paints, watercolours, and acrylic paints.

The beautification murals at BDC, Kenyalang, and Tabuan Laru are one of her earliest mural paintings after her first wall art attempt in a competition under the Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) in May this year.

Anne with her mural painting at Kenyalang drop-off recycling centre. Photo taken from Anne Boyer’s Facebook page.
Anne posing in front of her mural painting at Tabuan Laru recycling centre. Photo taken from Anne Boyer’s Facebook page.

Those who would love to engage Anne in any art projects may contact her through her Facebook or TikTok accounts. — DayakDaily