Street art in Penang

11:57 | 26/08/2019
Penang (or George Town) is the capital city of the Malaysian state of Penang. Since George Town was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008, its street art has contributed a lot to the promotion of the city’s culture and tourism.
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“Little Children on the Bike” is the most popular murals among visitors to Penang. It depicts a little girl taking her younger brother on a bicycle ride. The joy in their faces echoes down the street, providing a ray of cheer and adding character to Armenian Street
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“The Fortune Cat” mural depicts a cat gazing at a group of "fortune cats", perhaps pondering why they have better luck than him
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“Boy on Motorcycle” mural by Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic. George Town is famous for its street art scene and 'Boy on Motorcycle' is one of the most iconic works around
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The artistic murals throughout the streets have become part of the identity of the world cultural heritage George Town
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Weaving in the alleys are lively, funny 3D paintings and the clever arrangement makes this place Penang's pride
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Every corner in George Town is full of street, making the city a cavalcade of colours and tones
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There is a story nehind each picture, associated with the daily life of the locals that is recreated in a very real and vivid way
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The paintings cover most of the walls on the small paths of George Town. Although these works are painted on the wall, they do not take away from the ancient beauty of the old town, but add vividness and a touch of the strange
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The 2D and 3D works first drawn by Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic blew fresh wind to the old town's appearance
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“The Giant Cat” mural is one of 12 murals depicting cats and dogs that grace the walls of George Town in conjunction
street art in penang
You can sit back and spend an entire day watching the bustling street and the artists painting tourists along the busy Armenian street

By Ngoc Thuy

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