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)
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.
Street Art in George Town
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.
Children Playing Basketball.
Brother and Sister on a Swing.
Old Motorcycle. This painting is often used in brochures and guidebooks, so it is one of the representative works in Penang street art.
Kids on Bicycle. This painting is also one of the most famous works and there was a line to take photos.
Boy on Chair.
Love Me Like Your fortune Cat.
Please Care & Bathe Me.
The final painting was Bruce Lee. Personally, I love this painting.
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.
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.
At the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
Going to KL Sentral by KLIA express.
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.