The long-abandoned, odd-looking structure located on the hills of Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia, is locally known as "Gereja Ayam" or chicken church. But according to the creator, the building is neither a chicken or a church.
The building was erected during the 1990s by a man named Daniel Alamsjah. this man claimed to have received a divine message from God through a dream he had in 1989, to build a "prayer house" in the form of a dove.
But due to financial issues, the building was never finished. Construction was halted in 2000 and was left to deteriorate. despite this, the site has become a tourist attraction, some people take their wedding photos or even be wed in the building. Besides tourism, it is said that the building was also used to rehabilitate handicapped children or drug addicts, or as an insane asylum.
This is the most famous dessert in my home country Macau. It is the motif of "Portuguese egg tart", which was imported during the rule of Portugal.
It has multiple layers and a dark brown caramel on the top.
When I humanized that, it became a girl wearing a fancy and fluffy dress.
The many bows represent the charamel.
It's high in calories, but you'd want to eat it all the time.
If you ever come to Macau, try it!
In the 10th century, the Turks and Arabs began to call Constantinople "Istanbul". In Greek it means "inside the city". After Sultan Mehmed II conquered Constantinople in 1453, "Istanbul" gradually became the official name of the city along with "Tandinier".
Russians called Istanbul "Zargrad" or the "City of the Emperor".
Vikings called Istanbul "Miklargarts" meaning "Great City".
The Bosporus is an important route between the Eurasian continent and the Black Sea, and it is also the gateway to the seas of the Black Sea countries. The location of the city is strategically important due to the increased exchanges between the Eurasian countries and the development of human civilization. Before Emperor Darius I of Persia led his army westward in the 5th century, he built a bridge in the Bosphorus Strait. Crusaders from the Eastern Roman Empire also passed through when they advanced to Jerusalem.
In the Yehliu Geopark of New Taipei in Taiwan, there is the "Queen's Head". A rock called "Mushroom rock" stayed there for thousands of years. The shape looks like a queen that is looking over the North Sea, and has been called "The Queen's Head". In 1962, it becam famous by an amature photographer Wu Dongxing who was a college student at that time. Now it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Taiwan.
Animals and Plants
Among all the natural resources of Malaysia, some of the most popular are the Malayan tapir, tiger, orangutan, bear, and the hornbill.
The tapir is the most famous, due to the black and white colors and the unique looks. The tapir is said to be a monster that eats bad dreams, so I chose a pajama party as the theme for this artwork. Many people don't know that the baby tapir has brown spots, so I added a toy to represent that.
The tiger, orangutan, and the hornbill can be seen in many areas, especially in east Malaysia. The Malayan tiger is smaller than other tigers, and the orangutan looks like a human.
I had the orangutan hold a rafflesia which is famous in east Malaysia.
The hornbill is a symbol of east Malaysia, and you can see them in many designs.
The Malayan bear is one of the smallest bear.
You can see all 5 species in the national zoo of Malaysia.
The background is the national flower, hibiscus. You can see them anywhere in Malaysia, so I put it in the artwork to express the beauty of the country.
I hope this becomes a chance for people to know the animals and plants of Malaysia.
Customs(Prize 20,000 yen)
In Mexico, there is a celebration on November 1 and 2 called the "Day of the dead". They give to the dead, their favorite food, marigold flower, skulls made of sugar and chocolate, etc. to honor them.
I wanted people to know that this festival has been going on to this day, since the Pre-Columbian era.
In this artwork, I drew Catrina, who represents the day of the dead. The background is made of Mexican and Spanish cultures, which when they met, they developed the custom of honoring the dead.