George Town, the capital of Penang in Malaysia, is a quaint city with not only delicious Malay street food but also amazing street art. Look in hidden corners and alleys around Georgetown to find these creative masterpieces. You'll find murals of children that often interact with their surroundings and incorporate real objects like bicycles and chairs. These are all done by the Lithuanian artist, Ernest Zacharevic.
There is also a collection of twelve cat murals painted by ASA, Artists for Stray Animals, that encourage kindness to cats, including the piece above titled "The Real Bruce Lee Would Never do This".
Other artwork to look for includes welded iron wall sculptures that depict a funny take on the local way of life while giving viewers a brief history lesson at the same time.
The best ways to find the artwork are on foot are by bike. You'll find bike rentals places scattered around.[imagebox maintitle="A Foodie's Guide to Penang" subtitle="" image="https://sumabeachlifestyle.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Penang-Laksa.jpg" color="white" space="60" link="https://sumabeachlifestyle.com/penang-best-hawker-food/"]
Click here to see a map with locations and more details of the artwork around George Town.
View Street Art of George Town, Penang in a larger map
Hi Veronica , we be heading to Penang for a short break on Boxing day and were wondering what to do with 3 days in our free time . As we been there a few times before so there not much to do except Eating which is also a joy to explore Penang many delicious food . But this article on Street Art and Mural on the wall came at the right time for us and we are going to check it out thank you Veronica !Bet it going to be fun
Hi Asiaruth, if you haven’t already seen the street art I would
definitely recommend it! You can find a flyer in most hostels with a map
of where each piece of art is, my sister and I enjoyed looking for each
one and got to explore the town at the same time. There is also a
beautiful Buddhist temple called the Kek Si Lok Temple, which you can
read about in another post here:
https://sumabeachlifestyle.com/kek-lok-si-temple/. We also really liked
the Chew Jetty, which is pretty much a floating Chinese village. We only
spent a few days in George Town so we didn’t have time to do too much,
but there is much more to see there!
Sorry Kek Lok Si* Temple!
Thanks telling me that they are not in one location and are spread out .I’m staying @ The Campbell House . So I just there is some walking to do . We are looking for to see this art mural as for the temple saw it last March so will give that a miss.Love your Sumabeachllifestyle write – outs