George Town, the capital of the Penang state in Malaysia, is a town rich in history, culture, art and architecture and is also a World Heritage Site. Besides the blue sandy beaches and delicious street food, do not miss the incredible street art in George Town.
Georgetown is known as the multicultural capital of the Malaysian island of Penang. After hearing so much about the food and the colorful murals, we started our expedition with the Penang Art Street. The first mural I came across was the kids on the swing wall painting and to be honest, I was quite disappointed to see the state of the art. It has been recognized as the UNESCO Heritage site, but it needs a massive makeover, or maintenance to say the least.
In 2012, as part of the annual George Town Festival, Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic created a series of wall murals depicting local culture, inhabitants, and lifestyles. They now stand as celebrated cultural landmarks of George Town, with Children on a Bicycle becoming one of the most photographed spots in the city. Since then, the street art scene has blossomed. Be sure it is impossible to cover all of the street art in a few hours or days time. That is the beauty of it, meaning you’re more likely to not come across all the murals as finding them is like playing a game of ‘Treasure Hunt’.
Travelling in PenangI stayed in Penang for about 4 days made so many friends there, it's a great place known for Street Art, Sea Food, Ice Kacang.I hired a bicycle in George Town to just travel within the city and explore the street art.