Thursday 14 June 2018

Lat Exhibition at Ipoh Museum.

Together with a friend, we made to visit to the Ipoh Museum. It was a Friday and we waited till after lunch to visit the museum. I passed by the museum one day and saw that there is a Lat exhibition at the museum from March to July. I used to enjoy Lat's cartoons. The following are some of Lat's sketches.
#1 - Ipoh Museum
The Hummingbird story. Sometimes, innocent childhood encounters leave behind indelible memories. Good advice and values imparted to us during our younger years can have the power to shape our characters. The Hummingbird story is such a story. It is a story about a ten year old boy, Mat, learning to work hard and to be wise and independent.
Mat's encounters with the hummingbird changed the course of his life as a result of the meaningful lessons he acquired on financial discipline, and the foundation for success which is hard work.
Set against the traditional village backdrop of early Malaysia in the sixties. Mat was taught at a young age by his mother that being able to break open coconuts demonstrated one's diligence and ability to be wise and independent. 
Mat's curiosity to find the link between success and hard work led him to reflect on what lay behind the success of his inspiring loved ones and grown-ups around him, including his father, his teacher Mrs Moira Hew, his grandmother who was a midwife, and the friendly retailer Uncle Raman. Were they all exceptionally adept at breaking open coconuts as well?
Time after time, the core values and good habits that Mat has emulated have guided him to manage his finances prudently and prepared him to make responsible financial decisions.
His re-encounter with the fascinating hummingbird at a most unexpected place decades later reminded him of the positive attributes that one should possess and that the desire for wealth accumulation should never be motivated by greed that would expose him to financial scams.

The Lord is my strength, my song, and my salvation.
He is my God, and I will praise him.
He is my father's God - I will exalt him.
(Exodus 15:2, The Living Bible-TLB)


  1. Ahhhh.... i want to go to ipoh!!! Good food amd great coffee!!!
    IG @grace_njio

    1. Ipoh welcomes you to visit and enjoy our good food!

  2. A new one on me and what an interesting story to go with the cartoons. Thanks for sharing. Take care Diane

  3. A good message taught in a nice, engaging manner!

  4. What a wonderful lesson in managing money. I love this. Many folks have no clue about a budget and wise spending.

    Have a fabulous day, Nancy. ♥

  5. So cute the cartoons and I like the morale of the story, spend wisely and the museum looks like a palace from afar

    1. Thank you, Libby! The museum is just opposite the place I used to work before I retired.

  6. I have read Lat's work when I was young.

  7. kkkk, adorei os cartons.

  8. Very interesting dear) Have a nice weekend)

  9. Quite a setting for such an exhibit.

  10. stuff and a fabulous building!

  11. Great to have a museum to preserve the past

  12. Great job Matt and the story ends. Nice place Nancy. See ya.

    Cruisin paul

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    1. Thank you, Jeevan! I used to buy his cartoon series!

  14. I really like the Museum, Nancy. It looks well maintained. Oo and of course, I love Lat! Been buying the books for my dad. Lat's cartoons hit close to the heart :D

    1. I do hope there will be more interesting exhibits at the museum after this. Yes, I love Lat's cartoon!

  15. Nobody taking photos with the Lat cutouts!

    1. We were the only visitors and my friend is camera shy!


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