Published on August 4th, 2016 | by Subhash Nair


Celebrating the Malaysian Pioneering Spirit Through Art

For 125 years, Shell has fuelled Malaysia’s progress as a trusted partner, contributing to the growth of the oil and gas industry through innovation. To kick off its 125th anniversary in Malaysia, Shell unveiled Celebrating 125 Years, an art project involving famous artists including Datuk Lat, Cheeming Boey, Sabek, Yap Hanzhen, Amey Sheikh Ali, Caryn Koh, Thomas Powell, and Dmojo.

The eight artists will develop 15 murals at selected Shell stations nationwide, with at least one mural located in each state. The art captures the artists’ own interpretation of progress and the Malaysian pioneering spirit, with some illustrating familiar Malaysian scenes and landmarks, while others showcasing nature and Malaysian society.

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Celebrating 125 Years is just one of many initiatives to commemorate Shell’s 125th anniversary this year. Last month, the company embarked on a 3-day charity drive, #Pump123 in conjunction with the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations, whereby 1 sen (RM0.01) was donated for every 1 litre of fuel pumped at Shell stations nationwide during the period.

Image 1 - Datuk Azman Ismail, Managing Director, Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn. Bhd. and Shell Timur Sdn. Bhd. with the artists for the Celebrating 125 Years art project

The funds collected will be disbursed to disadvantaged children across the country via six charitable organisations, and we will announce the total collection in the near future. Shell will also be releasing a series of videos called #StationStories over the next two months, featuring some of its customers who share their personal stories and experiences.


Shell will also be hosting a gala dinner on 10 August 2016 for its partners across the industry, followed by Heritage Trail, a nationwide treasure hunt in September 2016.

For more information on Shell’s 125th anniversary, please visit

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