Monday, December 3, 2012

Photo Gallery - Malaysia : Street Art of George Town, Penang

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STREET ART OF GEORGE TOWN, PENANG
Lady Opera Singer at side alley off Ah Quee Street
These are photos that I took while I was on bike ride around the George Town, Penang UNESCO Heritage Core Zone, Malaysia. It is interesting how the artists have use physical props to be part of the art. Enjoy.


Children Playing Basketball off Chulia Street Ghaut


Children Riding Bicycles off Ah Quee Street


Children On A Swing at Step By Step Lane off Chulia Street Ghaut


Nyonya Beaded Slipper


Brothers Ah Hock & Ah Hin in front of Signature Wall where tourist can leave their mark.
- off Church Street Ghaut


A forklift is used to hoist tourists up to leave their mark. The brothers provide this and the marker pens at no charge, such is how the residents here are proud of their locality.


Kid with pet dinosaur chasing a kid on a motorcylist.
- at Ah Quee Street


Close up of "Kid On A Motorcycle"

Colorful Patchwork Quilt

Chinese Opera Actress, with a plea to maintain the artist's handy work.
- at alley off Ah Quee Street

Old Thinking Man
- Armenian Street


Children On A Boat
- Chew Jetty
(This mural is badly eroded, probably due to the sea air reacting with the paint)


This was how the "Children On A Boat" mural originally looked light (this is from a postcard)
Resting Trishaw Man @ Penang Road

Fish Fins
- Atelier Hotel, Stewart Lane


Fish Fins close up


Wire Art at Stewart Lane


British Colonial Officer Wire Art
- Stewart Lane


Woman Hawker Wire Art - Stewart Lane


Amah (servant maid) taking care of little boy
-Stewart Lane


Indian Dhobi (Laundry Man) - Stewart Lane


Another view of the wire art capturing the mood of the colonial pre-war houses
- Stewart Lane

Signboard depicting the history of Stewart Lane

Backpacker Tourist Checking Into Budget Hotel

Rickshaw Wire Art - Soo Hong Lane


Parrot Astrologer at King Street


Chinese and English Business men with Junk in background
- Victoria Street


Temple Foot Procession with Police Outrider
- Armenian Street


Close up of Chinese Foot Procession (please excuse the "blurred" image - it's the shadows)


Scrap Dealers Wire Art @ Armenian Street

Bullock Cart with 1/2 Cent Wheels - Pitt Street
(this is from the local saying "your coins are as large as a bullock cart wheels" meaning back in those days the value of money was high!


Multi-tasking Amah (Bonded Maid) @ Muntri Street

Signboard depicting the history of Muntri Street

Tricycle cart bread-seller selling Roti Bengali @ King Steet

Bullock Cart Wire Art @ Queen Street


Map of George Town, showing the locations of the many street art. Seems like I missed out a few and will be busy the next time I go to Penang.


Update August 2014:
This is a link to an interactive map showing locations of the Street Art of Penang -
Penang Street Art Interactive Map Link



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Photo Gallery - Indonesia Balinese Art

Photo Gallery - Cambodia Phnom Penh

Photo Gallery - China Dynamic Yunnan

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2 comments:

  1. So glad you've got these documented because I think many of the pieces have degraded over time or totally wiped out. Thank you for sharing. Good job!

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    1. Hi Happy Surfer,
      Thanks and am glad you like it. But it is a bit outdated as there are so many new ones, the cat series, Russian Julia's nice ones, etc. Will have to do an update.

      Have done one lately on the murals in Balik Pulau:
      http://jotarofootsteps.blogspot.my/2016/03/art-gallery-balik-pulau-street-art-wall.html

      Also there are a fair bit of street art around the other towns of Malaysia, this link will lead you there:
      http://jotarofootsteps.blogspot.my/2015/02/art-gallery-main-page.html

      Cheerio! And stay in touch.

      Jotaro

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