ABOUT THE DESIGN OF STARBUCKS MALAYSIA ICON MUG
Starbucks Malaysia Icon Mug front design features Wau Bulan.
Wau Bulan is an intricately designed Malaysian moon-kite, normally with floral motifs, that is traditionally flown by men in the Malaysian state of Kelantan
It is one of Malaysia’s national symbols, some others being the kris and hibiscus. The reverse side of the fifty-cent coin of Malaysia features an intricately decorated wau bulan with a hummer on top. The logo of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) is also based on this kite. There are many types of wau in Malaysia, each with its own specialty. Wau kucing (cat kite) and wau merak (peacock kite) are some of the variants. Wau bulan got its name from the crescent moon-like shape of its lower section (bulan means “moon” in Bahasa Malaysia). Given the right colour,
wau bulan apparently resembles a rising crescent moon when flown
The size of wau bulan is bigger than any other Malaysian traditional kite. The typical size is 2.5 meters in width and 3.5 meters in length. This makes the decorations painted on the kite’s body to be visible when it is flown high in the air. To make it more distinctive, wau bulan is normally decorated with large, strong-coloured patterns.
Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy in Southeast Asia. It
consists of thirteen states and three federal territories
and has a total landmass of 329,847 square kilometers separated by the South China Sea into two similarly sized regions, Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo. Land borders are shared with Thailand, Indonesia, and Brunei, and maritime borders exist with Singapore, Vietnam, and the Philippines. The capital city is Kuala Lumpur, while Putrajaya is the seat of the federal government. In 2010 the population exceeded 27.5 million, with over 20 million living on the Peninsula. Malaysia has its origins in the Malay Kingdoms present in the area which, from the 18th century, became subject to the British Empire. The first British territories were known as the Straits Settlements, whose establishment was followed by the Malay kingdoms becoming British protectorates.
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