Street Art in George Town (World Heritage Site), Penang Island

Penang George Town Street Art Street Art

[Introduction]

I traveled to Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur and Penang) and Brunei for a week, while I attended my Malaysian friend’s wedding at Kuala Lumpur. In this article, I will write about street art in George Town (World Heritage Site), Penang Island, as part of Day 4.

[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1 (1) Flying to Kuala Lumpur (Related article)
* Day 1 (2) Night view of Petronas Twin Towers (Related article)
* Day 2 (1) Petronas Twin Towers and Suria KLCC (Related article)
* Day 2 (2) Aquaria KLCC (Related article)
* Day 2 (3) Bukit Bintang (Related article)
* Day 3 (1) Colonial architecture in Penang (Related article)
* Day 3 (2) Pinang Peranakan Mansion and Eastern & Oriental Hotel (Related article)
* Day 3 (3) Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) (Related article)
* Day 4 (1) Ethnic architecture in Penang (Related article)
* Day 4 (2) Art works in Penang (This article)
* Day 5 (1) Masjid Negara and Islamic Arts Museum (Related article)
* Day 5 (2) Chinatown (Related article)
* Day 6 (1) Royal Regalia (Related article)
* Day 6 (2) Old Mosque (Related article)
* Day 7 (1) Water Village, New Mosque and Gadong area (Related article)
* Day 7 (2) Empire Hotel (Related article)
(Day 1, 2, 5, 6: Kuala Lumpur, Day 3, 4: Penang, Day 6, 7: Brunei)

[Travel Dates]
2015.9.22 – 29

NOTE: as the blog title suggests, I mainly write about my travel around Japan, but I will write about my overseas travel in this series.

[Main Part]

Street Art in George Town

Penang George Town Street Art brochure1

Penang George Town Street Art brochure2

In George Town, Penang, you can see lots of pictures painted on the wall around the town. Originally, a Lithuanian artist started to paint pictures on the wall in 2012 after George Town was registered as a World Heritage Site, and the number of the art works are increasing. You can grasp where and which art works are located through the brochure with map (see the links of “Welcome to VisitPenang” or “Tourism Penang” at the bottom of this article).  I got the brochure in advance so that I could go around  efficiently.

Street Art (Wall Painting)

The main contents of the street art works were pictures on the wall. There were a wide variety of pictures and the size of the pantings varied from small to large. Some pictures were created in combination with actual materials such as chair and bicycle, and I was impressed with its imaginative ideas. I will post several photos.

Trishaw Man.Penang George Town Street Art Trishaw Man

Kungfu Girl.Penang George Town Street Art Kungfu Girl1

Penang George Town Street Art Kungfu Girl2

Children Playing Basketball.Penang George Town Street Art Children Playing Basketball1

Penang George Town Street Art Children Playing Basketball2

Brother and Sister on a Swing.Penang George Town Street Art Brother and Sister on a Swing1

Penang George Town Street Art Brother and Sister on a Swing2

Cultural Girls.Penang George Town Street Art Cultural Girls1

Penang George Town Street Art Cultural Girls2

Lion Dance.Penang George Town Street Art Lion Dance1

Penang George Town Street Art Lion Dance2

Magic.Penang George Town Street Art Magic

Minions.Penang George Town Street Art Minions1

Penang George Town Street Art Minions2

Old Motorcycle. This painting is often used in brochures and guidebooks, so it is one of the representative works in Penang street art.Penang George Town Street Art Old Motorcycle1

Penang George Town Street Art Old Motorcycle2

Penang George Town Street Art Old Motorcycle3

Kids on Bicycle. This painting is also one of the most famous works and there was a line to take photos.Penang George Town Street Art Kids on Bicycle1

Penang George Town Street Art Kids on Bicycle2

Penang George Town Street Art Kids on Bicycle3

Boy on Chair.Penang George Town Street Art Boy on Chair1

Penang George Town Street Art Boy on Chair2

Skippy.Penang George Town Street Art Skippy1

Penang George Town Street Art Skippy2

Love Me Like Your fortune Cat.Penang George Town Street Art Love Me Like Your fortune Cat1

Penang George Town Street Art Love Me Like Your fortune Cat2

Please Care & Bathe Me.Penang George Town Street Art Please Care & Bathe Me1

Penang George Town Street Art Please Care & Bathe Me2

The final painting was Bruce Lee. Personally, I love this painting.Penang George Town Street Art Bruce Lee1

Penang George Town Street Art Bruce Lee2

Penang George Town Street Art Bruce Lee3

Penang George Town Street Art Bruce Lee4

Street Art (Wired Art)

In addition to paintings on the wall, there were also a lot of wired art works in George Town. I will post three art works.Penang George Town Street Art Wired art1

Penang George Town Street Art Wired art2

Penang George Town Street Art Wired art3

Going back to Kuala Lumpur

Now I finished my two-day and one-night trip in Penang and returned to Kuala Lumpur.

I chose Malindo Air for flight from Penang to Kuala Lumpur.Penang Kuala Lumpur Malindo Air

At the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.Kuala Lumpur International Airport

Going to KL Sentral by KLIA express.KLIA express

[Closing]

That’s it for the article about street art in George Town (World Heritage Site), Penang Island. My main objective to visit Penang was to visit the Blue Mansion (see the related article) and street art, so I was satisfied to enjoy them 🙂

In the next article, I traveled around Kuala Lumpur again and visited the national mosque etc.

[Related Link]
Tourism Malaysia (Penang)
Welcome to VisitPenang
Tourism Penang
Malindo AIr


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