Georgetown, Penang | Street Art Hunt

Before, graffiti and paintings in the street are considered as vandalism. But thanks to artists and our present culture, this form of art is being embraced by different places and cities. One of those known places is  Georgetown, Penang.  In 2012 Penang’s municipal council hired London-trained Lithuanian artist, Ernest Zacharevic and charged him with breathing new life into some of the atmospheric Chinese shop-houses around the inner city. An effort to spawn awareness of the rich history of the streets, the project was a success with Zacharevic turning certain areas into thriving tourist destinations that also became the much-talked about object of attention among locals.  (Source: hotels.com)
Plus,  there are “Markings” – 52 iron structures which provide a fun pictoral anecdote about the history of the street it is located on, and is a rather fun way to learn a little bit about Penang’s heritage.
The combination of both art works plus the streets of Georgetown is a great visual experience. So come and join me with my street art hunt.
Pengkalan Weld
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Amah & Asoon Mural
Gat Lebuh Chulia
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“Double Role” Sculpture
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“Yeoh Only” Sculpture
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“Brother & Sister on a Swing” Mural
Lebuh Chulia

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“Bruce Lee” Mural
Love Lane
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“Budget Hotels” Sculpture
Gat Lebuh Armenian
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“I Want Pau” Mural
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“Love Me Like Your Fortune Cat” Mural
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102nd Cat Mural
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“Skippy for Penang” mural
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“I Can Help Catch Rats” Mural
Teach You Hokkien Mural
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Poh Hock Seah Ink Painting

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Lion Dance
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“Then & Now” Sculpture
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“Procession” sculpture

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“Magic”
Lebuh Ah Quee
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“Ah Quee?” Sculpture

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Cats and Humans live Happily together
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“Boy on a Bike” Mural
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“Kandar” Sculpture
Lebuh Cannon
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“Reaching Up” Mural
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“Cannon Hole” Sculpture
Church Street
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“Street Fighters” Sculpture
Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling
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“Bullock Cart Wheel” Sculpture
Lorong Stewart
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“Mahjong Bird” Sculpture
Jalan Muntri
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“Beca” aka “Trishaw Paddler” Sculpture
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The Indian Boatman Mural
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“Narrowest Five Foot Way” Sculpture
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 “Little Girl in Blue” Mural
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Big Mouth Mural
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“Jimmy Choo” Sculpture
Leith Street
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“Pau Seller” Mural
Lebuh Kimberly
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“Kopi-O” Sculpture
Lebuh Victoria
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Property Sculpture
Lebuh Cintra
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“Spy” Sculpture
Jalan Penang
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Trishaw Man Mural
Jalan Green Hall

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“Too Salty” Sculpture
Others
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  1. wonderful street art pics

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  2. wow, it seems like you have found almost all of them.

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  3. Some of them are really cool 😀

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