In conjunction with the 60th anniversary of Malaysia’s independence, Malaysian builder Brandon Wyc has created a LEGO build based on the multi-racial, colourful and unique culture of Malaysia. Brandon describes the concept of his build as “Jalan-jalan Cari Makan / Walk Around To Find Good Food“. At the centre there is a colourful, imaginative three storey building with local food stalls, and four scenes along the edges; two are small roadside towns, one is a small riverside village, and the final one is a seaside village. The first view shows the roadside and seaside scenes with lots of activity going on and busy food stalls.
A closer look shows the details that Brandon has added to really make the scene come alive. While not everyone is a fan of custom stickers, in this diorama the aim was to really highlight some of the different food and cultural influences with the added sign details. Satay is obvious on the menu today with some ice cream for dessert, by the looks of things.
We can take a look into the colourful interior of the main central building with detailed interiors on each floor. I know where I am heading now — up on the first floor there’s a stall with Fried Kway Teow on the menu, literally translated to ‘stir fried ricecake strips’. It’s a popular, tasty noodle dish in Malaysia that should satisfy my hunger.