Shell celebrates 125 years in Malaysia  through art project featuring famous local artists

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One and a quarter century. That’s a long time. Since discovering the first drop of oil in the “Oil Town” Miri, Shell Malaysia has fueled Malaysia’s progress through innovation. Malaysia has grown tremendously in this 125 years–from its humble agricultural beginnings, to a now bustling, developing country. To celebrate its 125th anniversary, Shell unveiled Celebrating 125 Years–an art project involving famous artists including the legendary Datuk Lat, Cheeming Boey, Sabek, Yap Hanzhen, Amey Sheikh Ali, Caryn Koh, Tom Powell, and Dmojo.

Fueling Malaysia’s progress

The artists interpret the central theme of progress and the Malaysian pioneering spirit. The art, in form of 15 murals, illustrate familiar Malaysian scenes and landmarks, some showcasing nature and; Malaysia culture and society. These murals are located at selected Shell stations nationwide, at least one in each state.

Datuk Haji Azman Ismail, managing director of Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd and Shell Timur Sdn Bhd explained that each mural reflects on society’s common values. The same values that Shell embraces as part of its DNA–diversity, unity, respect, and inclusiveness. Shell believes these values unite Malaysians and will propel the nation forward into the next 125 years.

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The art project isn’t just the only initiative to celebrate Shell’s epic 125th anniversary this year. Last month, it also embarked on a three-day charity drive, #Pump123 in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations. For every litre of fuel pumped at Shell stations nationwide, 1 sen is contributed to charity. Funds collected will be disbursed to disadvantaged children across the country via six charitable organisations.

Additionally, over the course of the next two months, Shell will be releasing a series of videos called #StationStories–featuring some of its customers who share their personal stories and experiences.

Shell also hosted a gala dinner for its industry partners on 10 August. In September, it will organize a nationwide treasure hunt called Heritage Trail.

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For more information on Shell’s 125th Anniversary, visit

Check out the art pieces and locations from Celebrating 125 Years in the gallery.

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The Kampung Boy | Lat | Address: Tezz Enterprise, Shell Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur

The Royal Belum Rainforest | Lat | Address: Syalia Enterprise, Shell Jalan Kuala Kangsar Ipoh, Ipoh, Perak

125 Years | Amey Sheikh Ali | Address: PJSS Enterprise, Shell Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kuching, Sarawak

Progress | Amey Sheikh Ali | Address: Golden Hill Enterprise, Shell Donggongan Bypass, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

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Fuel Your Passion | Amey Sheikh Ali | Address: Asianera Auto Sdn Bhd, Shell Miri Bypass Lopeng, Miri, Sarawak

Early TV | Cheeming Boey | Address: HJE Services Centre, Shell Guchil, Lebuhraya Gua Musang, Kelantan

Three Wheeled “Car” | Cheeming Boey | Address: Raqiv Enterprise, Shell Jalan Tun Razak, Johor Bahru, Johor

Endangered Animals | Yap Hanzhen | Address: KRSB Maju Enterprise, Shell Dungun 2, Dungun, Terengganu

Timeline | Yap Hanzhen | Address: Oil Ehsan Station Sdn Bhd, Shell Plus Highway, Jalan Duta Klang Bound, Kuala Lumpur

Waking Up | Sabek | Address: Desa Sutra Niaga, Shell Temerloh RSA East Bound, East-West Highway, Temerloh, Pahang

Grass | Sabek | Address: R A Talang Enterprise, Shell Bandar Ayer Keroh, Ayer Keroh, Melaka

Care | Caryn Koh | Address: Karisma Aiman Enterprise, Shell Jalan Datuk Bandar Tunggal, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan

Unity | Nazri Amran (Dmojo) | Address: ADZ Enterprise, Shell Jelutong Expressway, Sungai Petani, Kedah

Visions of Malaysia | Tom Powell | Address: Milyar Mutiara Enterprise, Shell Jelutong Expressway, Butterworth, Penang

For more information on Shell’s 125th Anniversary, visit

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