Penang tourism to expect an upsurge with moviegoers

Published on : Friday, July 14, 2017

download (2)A young man is all prepared to persuade a lovely lass who he gave her a ride up on his vintage bicycle which still remains a tender moment at his heart! He “capitalises” on this memory by painting a striking mural of them on his two- wheeler.


The woman gets impressed on seeing the painting, and falls in love with the young man as well. The scene described above would be part of a romantic movie that a Chinese producer is aiming to shoot and will hit the silver screen in more than 5,000 theaters worldwide.


With the title ‘Shining Love’, Yuke Songpaisarn, the Thai heartthrob and angelic Sun Yao Qi from China will be the main cast of the movie.The producers specially requested artist Dr Caryn Koh, a medical doctor from Kuala Lumpur, to paint the mural.


On Monday night, the work was completed after investing five days on it. Filming the scenes where the murals were involved was completed on Tuesday.People who would watch the movie somewhere else might get attracted to Penang with a possibility to be photographed with the bicycle mural situated in Lebuh Keng Kwee close to the well-known Penang Road Teochew Cendol stall.


Dr Koh’s manager, Tan Chor Whye, expressed that the mural was last 11th hour inclusion by the producers.“The original script used a tall picture of something else. But when the movie makers saw how much people loved the Children on Bicycle mural, they went with the flow,” Tan said.

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