Street Art Livens Up Town

Fill your memory card with photos of unique and cool street art in Selangor. There are many street arts that you can visit in Selangor. Street arts can potentially help the tourism industry by transforming the areas into tourist attractions. There are places such as Klang Valley and Shah Alam that feature these street arts which are picture perfect and well-loved by visitors. Therefore, below is the list of street arts in Selangor.

1) LAMAN SENI 7, SEKSYEN 7 SHAH ALAM
This art site is a continuation of Laman Seni 2 in Section 7 Shah Alam, close to i-City where it is a creative and beautiful place that aims to appreciate the arts.
 

Laman Seni 7
Laman Seni 7 (photo credit: visitselangor.com)

This area was completed by Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) to change the back lanes of commercial and industrial areas into safe, clean and quiet environments. Various arts were decorated such as 3D Drawing, 3D Installation, Street Furniture and many more. This Street Art 7 features the concepts of “Shah Alam Community”, “Tourist Attraction” and also “Green Concept”. 

2) LAMAN SENI 2, SEKSYEN 2 SHAH ALAM
Laman Seni 2, Section 2 was the starting point for street arts in Shah Alam which later continued to Laman Seni 7. 

Laman Seni 2
Laman Seni 2 (photo credit: soalan70.com)

The theme for the artworks at Laman Seni 2 is ‘back to school’. Get ready to breathe in the air of nostalgia where you will find a hanging chair on the wall, a school bus and animal paintings. Not only that, there is a food court nearby where you can take a break from taking pictures at the mural site. 

3) SAFARI JEJAK WARISAN, KLANG 
If you go to Royal Klang Town, it is a must-stop at the old town of Klang where there are many shops selling various goods for the Indian community.

SAFARI Jejak Warisan Klang
SAFARI Jejak Warisan Klang (photo credit: tourismselangor.com)

Visitors can also stop by to take pictures of the interesting murals with the “Safari” theme along the back alleys of shops in the old town of Klang. This mural art was officiated by YBhg. Datuk Zainal Abidin Abu Hassan on 5th June, 2020 where you will be fascinated by various types of animal paintings as if you are at an actual safari. 

Klang mural
Klang mural

4) SASARAN ART, KUALA SELANGOR 
Since 2008, the Sasaran Art Organisation has organised a large-scale art festival triennially to create exposure towards street arts. 

Sasaran art
Sasaran art (photo credit: KKB Mural)

There are scores of paintings on the exterior and interior walls which are available for visitors to capture pictures. Apart from that, with the support of the Selangor State Government, a 2-storey art gallery named “Kuala Selangor Sasaran Art Gallery” is used as an art centre which holds local and international exhibitions as well as festivals to promote culture & arts. 

5) MURAL JALAN KENARI, PUCHONG 
This mural area is located along Jalan Kenari 5, Puchong with numerous mural paintings behind the old buildings of the same road. 

Jalan Kenari mural
Jalan Kenari mural (photo credit: onlyinpuchong.com)

This mural artwork was completed by 103 final year students from The One Academy, Subang Jaya within 6 days. The murals show the beauty and elements of the Malaysian cultures and portray the uniqueness of the country.

6) KUALA KUBU BHARU MURAL (KKB), HULU SELANGOR 
Kuala Kubu Bharu town is located about 70km from the city of Kuala Lumpur. The town offers nature activities and extreme sports, for example, paragliding, water tubing plus white-water rafting. Furthermore, there is a street art area featuring paintings on the walls of old buildings in the KKB area. The 8 mural paintings were completed by 40 students and staff from ALFA College in 2014 depicting the urban life in KKB. 

CONCLUSION 
The street mural or street art is certainly interesting and appealing. Hence, visitors can fill their photo memories with pictures of unusual 3D paintings, a mix of paintings with furniture, unique-themed paintings, etc. This street art provides an opportunity for talented artists to display painting ideas on the walls of buildings turning the areas into tourist attractions.

Additionally, Tourism Selangor advises visitors to maintain physical distancing and comply to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) set by the Government to prevent COVID-19 virus transmission.

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