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4) Penang Street Art
The entire street art movement in this part of the world began in Georgetown, Penang, when Lithuanian artist, Ernest Zacharevic, was commissioned to paint a number of murals to promote Georgetown and Penang during the 2012 George Town Festival. His project was called “Mirrors of George Town”.

Penang street art

Little Children Riding a Bicycle by Ernest Zacharevic along Lebuh Armenian

Since then, we have seen more public art emerging, with the work from local artists featured alongside those by Ernest, not only in Georgetown, but also other parts of Penang.

This street art phenomenon can also be found in Ipoh and Singapore, just to name a couple of major cities nearby.

During a visit to Penang, a fun time could be had by tracking down not only these street murals but also wrought-iron caricatures, whereby each carries an anecdotal description of the street it adorns.

Arm yourself with a copy of “Marking George Town” map which is published by the Penang State Tourism Development and Culture Office.

For more information:
Penang State Tourism Development and Culture Office
Add: Level 53, Kompleks Tun Abdul Razak (KOMTAR), 10503 Georgetown, Penang.
Tel: +604-2619012 / +604-6505136
Fax: +604-2618744
Email: info@visitpenang.gov.my

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