Monday, May 6, 2019

Art Gallery - Street Art of Kulim

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Street Art of Kulim
Kulim, Kedah, Malaysia - March 2019
We were on a cycling tour at the northern states of Peninsular Malaysia, and our route led us to Kulim in Kedah. The we met a couple of local cycling buddies, Chris & Simon, who took us on a whirlwind tour of their hometown. Part of the route took us to an area of street art murals, some of which were nicely done and reflected the vibrancy of this town. Below are the street art we saw, enjoy:

We start of with a soothing mural of a local Malay girl taking an afternoon nap.

Followed by a lady with a wide grin of large teeth!

A Malay girl painting flowery patterns onto her hand using henna dye.
In Malaysia, henna is used to adorn the bride and groom's hands before the wedding at a berinai ceremony. Henna is locally called inai.

This cat has a right to be angry (Grrr...) as the air-conditioning units are blocking its view.

A local band next to the colourful phrase "Seni kini tidak lagi... dipandang sepi", which meand art is now not looked at as second-rated.

This dynamic one of a skateboarder doing an upside down somersault with the phrase "Ride Hard or Ride Home" It's just begging for some human interaction:

A flip-over high five...

or a comical head-stand!

A cartoon on "Ayam Penyet", strangely with a knight swinging a hammer onto it!

but there is a significance behind that hammer, see, "Ayam Penyet" comes from the word penyet which means smash, as the chicken is smashed with a pestle against a mortar to make the flesh more tender. The name literally means "Smashed Chicken". The above poster tells a tale of a knight ordered by the king to smash the chicken.

My buddy testing out her cycling helmet? Smash... smash.... smash!

Butterfly wings.

And weird guitar-playing alien worms.

Not sure what arrows and feathers have to do with dreaming 100%.

This one reminds me of some politicians who can spew spit when talking profusely.

Sometimes it gets so wet that listeners have to cover themselves!

Some colorful silhouette characters.

A diamond faceted blue wave.

And a Good Idea is coming up next!

It's a crescent moon with a balloon "Earth",..... just waiting.... for....

... for someone to sit atop it.

How I wish life was so simple; with a snap of the finger and loves abounds.

A self-painting mask.

And street art is definitely not something new!

Location: at back alley between Jalan Sekolah and Jalan Market, Kulim, Kedah, Malaysia.
GPS & Direction Map : 5.36908, 100.55562
This direction map leads to the nearby Bank Simpanan National.
(Click here for Google Street View)

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Street Art of Gopeng, Perak : July 2014 
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Street Art of Ipoh, Perak : May 2014 
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Graffiti Street Art @ Kuala Lumpur Storm Drains #3 : September 2013
Even more large mural street art graffiti in the storm drains of Kuala Lumpur

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