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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Penang Street Art

I've been extremely busy with my house renovation and decoration lately so I apologize for not being able to keep my blog updated and visit you. Despite my hectic schedule, I managed to take some time off and checked out some of the street murals in the city on this occasion.

This art piece, depicting a real bicycle and two children painted to look as if they are riding on it, is part of the Mirrors George Town street art project designed by international artist Ernest Zacharevic for the George Town Festival 2012.

It has since become a hit with tourists and locals who enjoy posing for pictures with the mural.

As we made our way off Armenian Street into Ah Quee Street, we discovered another cool art piece depicting a boy on a bike.

At a different corner, here's one featuring a boy standing on tiptoes on a chair at Canon Street.

It's really cool to see some people interacting with the artwork and expressing their own creativity.

From the many different murals across the streets to the large-scale depiction of a trishaw rider at Upper Penang road, these new attractions are definitely drawing the crowds.

I find such artwork amazing and inspiring and I think they are a great way to represent the spirit of community and artistic impression in George Town.

Wordless Wednesday


  1. Wow! Those pieces of work are just incredible! I can't decide which one I like the best as they are all excellent but if I had to choose, I'd choose the first one. I am a fan of street art in general but you are right - the way these pieces encourage people to get involved and to interact is wonderful. I love it.

    And don't worry about being busy! I thought maybe you were on holiday but a house renovation is just as good an excuse. We all get busy from time to time but the best thing is that we're all patient and will be ready for you when you return to the blogosphere.

  2. Very, very clever murals. They do what all good art does for me...takes me aback.

    Here's my Wordless Wednesday. I hope you will stop by!

  3. It's a great and interesting arts in the town.
    Someone may think that it's real at night.

  4. Very, very ingineous! Haven't seen something like that till now. Thanks, Life Ramblings!

  5. Amazing! Love these cool murals. I would definitely look out for them when I go to Penang.

  6. Very interesting! I have never seen artwork like this. Thank you for sharing. Have a great day!

  7. How clever, I like this interactive art. I didn't realize this was 3D art until I saw people sitting on the bicycle in the 2nd photo. I'm glad you took some time out to have fun.

  8. Wow! I love the murals! Wanna visit Penang! : )

  9. I'm clapping my hands now. These are very creative.

  10. Wow, it looks great and interesting :) Thank you so much for your lovely comment. Cappadocia is such an amazing place. This moon-like landscape is stunning :) If you like Turkey you must visit Istanbul too :)
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  11. Very cool murals! The one with a boy standing on tiptoes, with a photographer taking 'his' picture, did it for me. Great combination.

  12. Whoa lovely. Must ask my friend to take me there when in Penang. The boy with tipping toes reminds me of the old house I stayed in Penang for 6 years tQ.

  13. Wah so happening la Penang LOL! I didn't know got such cool artwork there! :)

  14. Renovating same house or did u move to a brand new place? Happy home makeover! :)