Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Penang Murals / Street Arts / Wall Paintings


MURAL HUNT: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!! Well, not quite yet.

Only some of them have been successfully captured thus far. "Some" could possibly mean 1/3 of the total murals / street arts / wall paintings in Georgetown, Penang. I'm truly amazed at this point how much time and efforts these artists had to spend to create each and every single piece of them. Simply priceless and unique.

With so many tourists cycling and strolling around the heritage area, there's no doubt one would have to queue to take photos. Even longer queue during peak hours on both weekends and public holidays. And we did! Gosh, how I wish we had winter here in Malaysia. That way, I wouldn't have to pose with my greasy hair and clammy body under the steaming hot sun =/

Person tips: Don't ever come here at noon! But if you really insist, do come with shades and sunscreen on. Casual clothing recommended.
“Little Children on a Bicycle” Mural, Armenian Street. I was told by an uncle riding a motorbike to watch out for passing vehicles, in a friendly tone and a big smile of course. Apparently I was too intoxicated. LOL.

Murals and Street / Wall Arts in Penang
槟城艺术 By I-BOX Museum of Glass.
70's flavored shaved ice and glass souvenirs to be reached here.

Murals and Street / Wall Arts in Penang
Silver bench solely for photoshooting purpose.

Murals and Street / Wall Arts in Penang

Murals and Street / Wall Arts in Penang
Seh Tek Tong Cheah Kongsi (世德堂谢公司) on Armenian Street.

Murals and Street / Wall Arts in Penang
Street signs in front of 14 号生活馆 Living Story.

Murals and Street / Wall Arts in Penang
Old shoes as flowerpots. Creative!

Murals and Street / Wall Arts in Penang
“Reaching Up” Mural, Cannon Street.

Murals and Street / Wall Arts in Penang
Mural map shown by a friendly uncle who owns a mobile drink van.

Murals and Street / Wall Arts in Penang
Georgetown Town's wall sculptures (click to view the complete list). Cannon Hole Cannon Street - "A cannon shot fired during the 1867 Penang Riots made a large hole in this area, hence the name".

Murals and Street / Wall Arts in Penang
Beca Chulia Lane - "Locally known as ‘be ca’. Most of the trishaw paddlers also doubled as tourist guides". We stumbled upon it when having breakfast at 55 Cafe & Restaurant. Overpriced and tasteless breakfast.

Murals and Street / Wall Arts in Penang
This piece is right opposite the “Little Children on a Bicycle” Mural. They've got some pricey Nyonya kueh for sale in the corner shop.

Murals and Street / Wall Arts in Penang
“Boy on a Bike” Mural, Ah Quee Street.

Murals and Street / Wall Arts in Penang
Bee-doo, bee-doo, bee-doo... Just shut up will ya?

Murals and Street / Wall Arts in Penang

Murals and Street / Wall Arts in Penang
Ah Quee? Ah Quee Street - "The street is named after kapitan Chung Keng Kwee who generously donated his house to the Municipality for vehicular access ensuring that his name lives on for posterity."

Murals and Street / Wall Arts in Penang
Kandar Ah Quee Street - "Nasi Kandar originated from Tamil Muslim hawking home-cooked curry dishes and rice from containers slung on both ends of a kandar (a wooden stick)."

Murals and Street / Wall Arts in Penang
"The Wedding" Mural, Acheh Street.

Murals and Street / Wall Arts in Penang
“Little Girl in Blue” Mural, Muntri Street.

Murals and Street / Wall Arts in Penang
"Shin Chan and Friends" Mural. Forgotten where it was taken, sorry.

Murals and Street / Wall Arts in Penang
"Skippy and Rat" Mural, Armenian Street. Created by 101 Lost Kittens Project to raise awareness towards stray animal.

Murals and Street / Wall Arts in Penang
"I Can Catch Rats" Mural painted against red, blue and yellow.

Murals and Street / Wall Arts in Penang
"Love Me Like Your Fortune Cat" Mural. I was pulling its ear, haha!

Murals and Street / Wall Arts in Penang
Cheating Husband Love Lane - "The local Chinese say the rich men who lived on Muntri Street kept their mistresses here, hence the name 'Ai Cheng Lang' or Love Lane."

Murals and Street / Wall Arts in Penang
Budget Hotels Chulia Street - "At the turn of the last century, many shophouses were turned into cheap hotels, making this internationally known tourist strip very popular with backpackers."

Murals and Street / Wall Arts in Penang
"阿江包记" aka "Wil House Road" Mural, Leith Street.

Murals and Street / Wall Arts in Penang
Trishaws mural on the wall of Noordin Mews, Noordin Street.
Stay tuned and to be continued...

2 comments:

  1. i just visited penang too. went for 2nd round of murals shooting. still, missed a lot you mentioned. they are not in the map.. didn't know their existence :)

    yea, u r back for vacation? already got ur PR?

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    1. Ha. Yeah, they grow so fast I can hardly catch-up!

      I'd consider myself having a long vacation now, LOL... You should've told me so we could meet-up or something. Although we never really talked in real life, ahah ;)

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