The Colours of Malaysia, so rich, beautiful and inviting, serve to
captivate all who behold it. The concept, taken from Malaysia's colours of
nature and its people, is reflected in the butterfly, with its many different
shapes and shades of colours.
Derived from the nature, culture and
architecture of Malaysia, the Look of
the Kuala Lumpur 98 - XVI
Commonwealth Games is themed 'Wonder and Splendour', based on the
motif of the Malay roof, batik and
celebration of colours from the
country's abundant natural wonders.
The colourful wing-patterns of the butterflies have been adapted, refined and
simplified to be intermingled with the batik motif. This is depicted in the colours
and shapes which have a fluid, flowing movement.
Beginning from the pupa stage and then to the amazing transformation into a butterfly,
the Look represents the blossoming of the Commonwealth Games dream in Kuala Lumpur.
The marvel of colour is parallel to our joy and pride in spreading the festivity as
we progress on this journey towards the Games.
In addition, the butterfly motif also complements the Games logo, which has its
conception rooted in the Malaysian national flower - the Hibiscus.