EXCLUSIVE: Sculptures Symbolising ASEAN Fallen into Outrageous Disrepair


UNVEILED TO GREAT fanfare as a symbol of ASEAN solidarity, peace and economic power in 1987, the six monumental sculptures, minus one which has gone missing, in KL, has seen better days. In its fifth iteration, the works were clustered below the august National Monument (Tugu Negara) at Persiaran Sultan Salahuddin, in a park appropriately christened Laman Asean. The selected artists were Datuk Syed Ahmad Jamal, Dolorosa Sinaga (Indonesia), Han Sai Por (Singapore), Jerusalino V. Araos (the Philippines), Itthi Khongkhakul (Thailand) and Abu Bakar Abdul Rahman (Brunei). But there are already signs of disrepair, and/or unsatisfactory maintenance, while Dolorosa’s The Gate to ...

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