Penang Street Art
Penang Street Art
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  • Angus Stewart
    Auckland, New Zealand185 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Trishaw ride to see the Street Art and sights of Georgetown is amazing
    The street art is incredible as is the whole ambience , history , ….. everything about Georgetown . We got two trishaws and did an hour on those past all the street art , including the heritage cat shop, and so many other sites of Georgetown . It was so much fun .
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 July 2023
  • Matt G
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breadcrumb trail through a beautiful destination
    These beautiful pieces, loved by the selfie-set give a wonderful trail through a gorgeous destination. Georgetown isn’t classically beautiful, but it wears it’s history on it’s sleeve and each street shows a mix of the cultures and events that have shaped it. By finding these little exhibits you are drawn through the town and introduced to more of what the place has to offer.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 August 2023
  • Haytham Abu Firas
    Qatar19,311 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Penang Street Art
    Painted on the side door, Boy on a bike is a famous artwork by Ernest Zachaerevic. Many other wall artwork made the city very famous. Hundreds of wall murals scattered across the city.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 21 September 2023
  • Fredric John
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates848 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Street Art in Penang
    The street art is what made Penang famous. While walking around, it’s like going on a treasure hunt to see which art I can see. It was intersecting with different streets but I managed to find the art while rummaging through my Google Maps guide. I’ve seen street art in other countries but this one also defines what Penang culture is really all about.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 18 November 2023
  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China20,335 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hip Penang
    Exploring Penang is of much fun with the additional of street art. Beyond meandering around historic buildings and temples, visitors can also check and find the hip and creative face of the Malaysian city. The paintings scattered around George Town really adds color to the tourist experience.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 January 2024
  • roy v
    Traralgon, Australia5,869 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great to see some clever artworks
    We saw many works of art as we walked the old streets of George Town. A few were hard to find and easily missed if you weren’t carefull. We had a town map showing where they are so just followed it in very hot weather stopping for a refreshing drink now and then . We will see more over the next couple of days as we discover more of this interesting town. They are well done and very clever, well done to the artist involved.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 March 2024
  • EndlessVoyage
    California1,091 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit in the evening and be prepared for a lot of Instagrammers
    It was terribly hot - over 100 Fahrenheit & nearly 40 Celsius - while we were in George Town. We tried doing the street art during daylight hours and gave up. We tried again at about 5 p.m. and it was a far better experience, albeit very touristy. Some clever pieces that really attracted the Instagram crowd. Most pieces had people there. Would I consider it a highlight of Penang? No - but if you are out and about it is fun to see something different.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 April 2024
  • Bill N
    Surrey, Canada5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great perspective!
    Mohd Remyzan Remy was our guide for the Withlocals Georgetown street art tour. Remy showed us great street art that we would never have found on our own. More importantly, he also gave us the social economic background of the art. How it fits into the cultural history of Georgetown.It was fun and eye opening.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 April 2024
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Graham
United Kingdom44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
It’s like a treasure hunt of art. It’s on every wall, high and low, big and small. There is an official guide to talk you through some of the main pieces but there are plenty more additional items to seek out. Had a great time finding them all. The metal installations tell you the story of the town and it’s history. Some of the art is 3D which makes it interactive and fun.
Written 23 February 2020
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Syazwani Raja Saleh
Semenyih, Malaysia11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
Nice walking around the street. Please find a map of Georgetown/Street Art so you can find the art at different wall. The street will be close for vehicle crossing on Saturday at 3PM to give the tourist free walking around the street.

There are many bicycle rental services nearby. Either the traditional or electric bicycle. You may rent from RM6-RM20 per bicycle.

You may also find the 'ais kepal' nearby the 2 kids on the bicycle art. It is really awesome when you having it on the hot sunny day. Phewww..its amazing.!!
Written 30 July 2020
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Lwatson1970
Evesham, UK931 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Business
What else to do when in Georgetown on a Sunday during a business trip? Hunting out the various street art work makes for an excellent, if slightly hot option. Most of the iconic examples are on google maps so you can easily self guide your way around. Some has been added later and in different styles, however there are lots of options to see. You can then of course grab yourself a tourist mine to of one of them in the form of a bag or obligatory fridge magnet.
Don’t be surprised to be asked to take photos of other tourists at each site as this is a popular self guided attraction in the town. Worth heading out for.
Written 19 January 2020
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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland28,626 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
While in Europe so many buildings are covered with nonsensical, usually ugly graffiti it is a surprise to see all that often high quality street art in George Town. The town seems proud of it and at the Tourist Information Centre on Beach Street a very useful map is handed out by the name 'Marking George Town'.

At the center are 52 steel-rod caricatures, entertaining and informative at the same time. They are distributed all over the core zone and the buffer zone of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. As it says on the map they were done by the artists Tang Mun Kian, Baba Chuah, Reggie Lee and Lefty.

Also the location of other street art, mainly paintings, is given on the map. Most famous is the work by Lithuanian born Ernest Zacharevic, now a resident of Penang. Much photographed are his 'Children on Bicycle' and 'Boy on Motorbike'. Other known paintings are 'Indian Boatsman' by Russian artist Julia Volchkova or the 'Monkey God' in the China House by Thomas Powell from the UK.
Written 16 October 2020
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Esther
525 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
A surprise round every nook and corner, it dressing up the streets! It is a smart way to create an interesting vibe.

Different art installation allows you to be part of it. Just immerse yourself in the scene and it will get your meaning.

It is fun to walk around the streets and catch a glimpse of old buildings.
Written 13 February 2020
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Timothy K.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia402 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Solo
The street art in Georgetown, Penang is definitely worth checking out when in Penang. There are a lot of different painted art and wrought iron that are located around Georgetown that will make you want to explore the city. Worth recommending
Written 14 March 2020
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RAZANNASRAN@SEU338E
Kelantan, Malaysia50 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
Penang Street Art located around Georgetown (namely Jalan Penang, Muntri Street, Weld Quay, Lebuh Leith, Armenian Street, Ah Quee Street and more). There are a lot of painted art and murals that we can see while taking some pictures. This street art will stop one in track for the Instagram photos. For example, mural Kids On a bicycle at Armenian Street, mural The Kungfu Girl in Blue at Along Muntri Street and mural A Boy on a chair at Cannon Street. Besides, you also can buy 'ais kepal' that sold at several stalls at this area. Penang Street Art is one of the must visit places when you come to the Penang, because it's free and you can see a beautiful paintings and murals as well.
Written 23 March 2020
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ASHANOORAQILAH@SEU338E
Penang Island, Malaysia8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
The street art is full of creative and fun art. I really appreciate the artist and the way they show and promote Malaysia deserve a standing ovation. But, the place is too crowded with people and cars, especially during weekend.
Written 13 April 2020
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NURUL HUSNA IZZATI@SEU338E
Penang Island, Malaysia36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Good place to take a photo and get the delicious food. This place become a popular and must visit place for tourist. Along the street can see many stall that sell the best and delicious food. I like to walk when come here because i can see a lot of thing and easy to stop any destination that i want. Not recommend to use car in this street because the street is narrow and become more crowded.
Written 1 June 2020
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Luigi-137
Tabubil, Papua New Guinea103 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We liked the street art that was popping up now and then in the streets & small alleys as we strolled along them. They are getting damaged from all the pictures people take but that's part of it, it's a live item and something else then art behind glass doors...
TIP: one of the better ones is actually not in the old town but some huge art painted on several containers near McDonald's on Karpal Singh Dr.
Written 2 March 2020
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