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Streetart of Penang.

Like subway art is to New York and Paris, and Cosplay is to Harajuku, Georgetown has today become well-known for its beautiful wall art.

When i headed to the island of Penang in Malaysia, i had no particular idea about the city of Georgetown. I rather saw it as a stopover on my way to the Cameron Highlands and Kuala Lumpur, which are further south of the country. But listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008, it couldn’t be that bad, i thought. And yeah, the city was something different of what i had seen so far. A colonial style town, much bigger than i expected, with some certain vibe, which i cannot define exactly. Something laidback maybe… Example: the first thing i saw was a guy on the market, holding a chicken in his hands, actually killing it and talking to another guy meanwhile… but i guess this is another story, haha.

Fisherman in Penang
Looking over the fishermans shoulder… has bitten something?

What was really impressive about that place was the streetart all around the oldtown. The city has become kind of famous for it. It is not graffiti. They are more like paintings on a wall, often connected with real objects, like a swing or a chair or even a motorbike. Really unique. I’ve seen certain pics on Instagram before, not knowing that they were shot in Georgetown.

Exemplary legally the state tourism bureau produced a printed map with markings of all the famous spots, so it was pretty easy to go for them and nothing to miss. But see for yourself:

“Children playing basketball”: the streetart of Georgetown is really unique and perfect for selfies 🙂
Old motorcycle
“Old motorcycle”

5 comments on “Streetart of Penang.

  1. some years ago, I was lucky enough to visit Penang and had a lovely time there! the city is full of street art, it was impressive the ammount, I had to get a taxi to see everything ahah merry christmas and happy 2020! cheers from Lisbon, PedroL

  2. Guenter.Nagl@adac.de

    Hi Thomas,

    sehr geile Bilder. Ein schönes neues Jahr und weiterhin eine gute Reise!

    Günter

    Von: Phanthomias
    Gesendet: Mittwoch, 25. Dezember 2019 17:51
    An: Nagl, Günter
    Betreff: [New post] Streetart of Penang.

    Phanthomias posted: ” When i headed to the island of Penang in Malaysia, i had no particular idea about the city of Georgetown. I rather saw it as a stopover on my way to the Cameron Highlands and Kuala Lumpur, which are further south of the country. But listed as an UNESCO W”

    • Hi Günter! Danke, ich vermute das “old motorcycle” hat es dir angetan 🙂
      Für 2020 wünsche ich dir auch alles Gute und pass gut auf die Damen um dich herum auf!!! LG, Thomas

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