akiraceo Division 12: Mukah is the homeland of the Melanau people, so most of the buildings here has a "Terendak" (Melanau hat) designed roof.
Umai ( Sarawak sashimi) is a very famous food here where a type of gold colored fish is used.

#projectmascot #mascot #art #design #sarawak #mukah

Whee finally ends my 12 Sarawak divisions mascot. Wonder what to do for February. Hmm...
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akiraceo Division 11: Limbang is a division divided by Brunei into two and one needs a passport to get to other part of the division.

Limbang has buffalo statues in both of her towns as it is famous for Pesta Babulang, buffalo race.
Cowboy hats is a norm around this area.

#projectmascot #art #design #mascot #sarawak #limbang #lawas
1w

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akiraceo Division 10: Miri, is the 2nd largest city of Sarawak. From an Oil town, now it is turning into a resort city. It has a seahorse statue in the city and i have no idea why hahah probably because it is the only coastal city in Sarawak while the rest faces the rivers.

Miri is also the gateway to the Unesco site, Mulu.
#projectmascot #mascot #design #sarawak #art
1w
  •   daresim Supposedly some minister looked out a window on a flight and saw an island with a seahorse shape, hence the mascot. 1w
  •   daresim Also, you were correct about seaside resort i think.... Supposedly it projects a serene image 1w
  •   kimberlymaylim Cute! 1w
  •   guin_wawa my hometown 1w
  •   maineseonha @kuettai miiiiiiirrrrrriiiiiiiiii~~~ 1w
  •   li.eun.jae @jalanbulisimsim I don't remember the seahorse statue 🤔🤔🤔 1w
  •   arisusa When Bintulu ??? 1w

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akiraceo Division 9: Bintulu, its a booming industrial town. Its like an industrial zone in the size of a big town. Bintulu also own the world 2nd largest Light Natural Gas reserve.
It is also famous for their belacans.
#projectmascot #mascot #sarawak #bintulu #art #design
1w

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akiraceo Division 8: Sibu, the Swan city is also known as little Foochow is a Foochow dominated town located beside the Rajang river and its the gateway to Kapit.

So heres a Kompia hugging Swan as the mascot.

#mascot #sibu #sarawak #projectmascot #art # design
2w
  •   mr.marcomatic Nice lesson 2w
  •   daresim Oddly enough thats my reaction when i have a fresh warm kompia to hold too 2w

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akiraceo Division 7: Kapit is a gateway town to many Orang Ulu villages. Orang Ulu is a term to group the 20+ ethnics living in the upper stream and mountain region.
Orang ulu are famous for their music, wood sculpture and leng luis. Lol

#projectmascot #sarawak #kapit #mascot #design #art
3w

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akiraceo Division 6: Sarikei is famous for their agriculture especially the sweet Sarawak Crystal Pineapple.
Things about Sarawakians is they seldom use what they have and come out with by products like how Taiwan comes out with many Taiwan snacks. #wasted

Philippines instead took this opportunity and came out with Sarawak dried pineapple along with their dried mango.

This time I did a Japanese mascot style approach using simple solid lines with no shadings. #totallynotbecauseiwokeuplatetodraw

#projectmascot #sarawak #sarikei #mascot #design #art
3w

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akiraceo Division 5: Betong was once the main producer of rubber in Sarawak. Hence, there's a rubber tree replica stood in the middle of the town.
There's an unique version of kolok mee with pickled vege, and also the best tomyam fish i ever had. We used to travelled 3 hours there just to have the fish. #crazyolddays

#projectmascot #sarawak #betong #design #mascot #art
3w

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akiraceo Division 4: Serian is the newly added division in Sarawak. It is very famous for their durians that they have a statue of it by the town entrance.

Red shelled durians, red meat durians and forest durians are some of the unique durians that can be found here.

#projectmascot #sarawak #serian #design #art #mascot
4w

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akiraceo Division 3: Sri Aman, Town of Peace was renamed from Simanggang when the communist party signed a memorandum of peace with the Government. Hence, it has pigeons as its mascot.
Sri Aman is also famous for tidal bore surfing. Every year visitors will flock to this peaceful town to witness and ride tidal bores.

#projectmascot #sriaman #sarawak #design
4w

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akiraceo Division 2: Kota Samarahan is the closest division to Kuching. It is a education town where government higher education centres are located.

They do not have a mascot yet as it is a new division. I used a Phoenix here as it is eternal like knowledge.

#projectmascot #sarawak #kotasamarahan #drawing #design #mascot #art

Most of the cities and towns in Sarawak has their own representation/mascot. In this project I will illustrate the mascot for the capital of all 12 divisions in Sarawak.
1mon

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akiraceo In Sarawak, every city and town has their own mascot/representation.
Division 1: Kuching is the capital of Sarawak. It is not named based on cats but due to its close spelling with Malay word for cats naturally cats became its mascot which is why you can find many cat statues but not real cats in the city.

#projectmascot #design #drawing #cats #kuching #sarawak
1mon
  •   oridusartic Lol if this were the mascot. Looks like a hangover cat or a cat who just finished working overnight hahahahaha so cute 1mon
  •   cxtz4evx I just fainted from Ze Love Of Cats 1mon
  •   evaproduction Aiyoh cute daoooo 1mon

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akiraceo Goal for 2016 to draw more, expand miao universe and fix my messy instagram lol. My bext nine pic looks so unthemed.

Thank you all for the support this year especially in purchasing my book and coming for my talk.

It wasn't easy to do it alone but thank you for helping me out with this little dream of mine :)
1mon
  •   annannie3 I missed :( 1mon
  •   msplasticbiter Looking forward for your 2016 travelogues with Miao and Wafu Pafu! 1mon
  •   putri_hussnain kolok mee 1mon
  •   geekypinky Here's to more Miao! 1mon
  •   tianchad At least it is all about Miao ;)looking forward for a better year with Miao! 1mon

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akiraceo Jiufen Taiwan wasn't as charming as it is in the animation Spirited Away but it does has many good sceneries. #somanykoreanandjapanesegirls

This is the last country I visited in 2015. Where should I go next in 2016?
#throwback #taiwan #miaotravel
1mon

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akiraceo Jeju is really as beautiful as the rumour says. I actually love every single location i visited.
Then again I'm still not a fan of Korean food. Too many veges hahahaha

More photos of Jeju on akiraceo.com

#korea #jeju #miaotravel #throwbackpost
2mon

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akiraceo Last booksign of the yearrr. Please come over this Saturday at cityone Popular mega booksale. Will continue in KL next year. Lai dont say i didn't ajak. Lol 2mon

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akiraceo Revisit Singapore after 4 years...a country not worth spending my money in because we are pretty similar in terms of food but just that Singapore food is three times more expensive. :/ ouch

#Rmisweak #throwback #singapore #miaotravel
2mon

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akiraceo The concrete jungle, HongKong. Finally get to try Hong Kong food and it was awesome but god damn expensive. The last time I came was six years ago and it was much more affordable. One thing that didn't change much was the rudeness of some shopkeepers lol
#openmouthstraightgreetyourmother #throwbackpost #miaotravel #hongkong #imissmydoll #leftitinchina
2mon
  •   nightowlcinematics @akiraceo watch our travel guide! We just released ! 2mon
  •   akiraceo @nightowlcinematics Hahaha watchingggg heheh 2mon
  •   angelk__ lol my thoughts exactly! food is so much cheaper in our cat city. prices of food in hk is a bit of shock tbh 2mon
  •   yyseow Because rental got more expensive each year. The eateries have no choice but to raise the food price. 2mon

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akiraceo Went to Guangzhou and had the best McDonald burger ever. Grilled Pork patty with Black pepper bun. Had it twice in a roll.
#theonlyfoodinchinaifeelsafetoeat #guangzhou #miaotravel #throwbackpost
2mon

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akiraceo China is a strange country. It's like a world of it's own with their own internet. I may not fancy their PRC culture but i do love the old buildings there.
I think everyone should visit China at least once just to experience the culture shock hahaha
#theirtoiletisthescariestplacetobe
#throwbackpost #chengdu
2mon
  •   shyap_c I went to shanghai early this year and 1 of the restaurant have 3 toilet bowl in 1 room. 😐 2mon
  •   junfook The internet... no insta no fb how to live... lol 2mon
  •   gagahostel very nice! 2mon
  •   akiraceo @geekypinky hahaha scary kan omg. Guys still can stay far from it but dunno how u girls gonna use it 2mon
  •   akiraceo @shyap_c wait what... they share room?? 2mon
  •   akiraceo @junfook before fb bought insta, we still can use but now cannot liaoooo. Vpn is a must there 2mon
  •   akiraceo @gagahostel thank youu. You have a great looking place there too 2mon
  •   geekypinky I tahan and went to the nearest hotel 2mon

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