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Street Art of Georgetown

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Georgetown is the main city on the island of Penang, in Malaysia. One of Georgetown’s most famous attractions are the many murals found around this UNESCO Heritage town. The most popular of these are painted by the Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic, who was commissioned in 2012 during the annual Georgetown Festival. I spent a morning one day wandering around locating each of them, as well as many others drawn by local artists.

Here are my favourites:

Little Children on a Bicycle

Little Children on a Bicycle

This is one of Zacharevic’s pieces and is easily the most popular street art in Georgetown – it is almost permanently surrounded by crowds of tourists.

Children on a Swing

Children on a Swing

This piece is by an artist called Louis Gan, and is great for posing on the swing next to the children.

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

Part of the 101 Lost Kittens Project, this one is called ‘Bruce Lee would never do this…’. The project contains 12 cat themed murals to create awareness towards stray animals.

Boy on a Bike

Boy on a Bike

This is another of Ernest Zacharevic’s paintings.

Cultural Girls

Cultural Girls

Kungfu Girl

Kungfu Girl

Indian Boat Man

Indian Boat Man

This boatman, painted by Julia Volchkova, is huge.

Orangutan Street Art

Orangutan Street Art

Temple Mural

Temple Mural

Please Care and Bathe Me

Please Care and Bathe Me

Also part of the 101 Lost Kittens, I loved the bright colours of this one. It took us ages to find as it a tiny compared to other street art.

Elephant Pipe

Elephant Pipe

Down the Rabbit Hole

Down the Rabbit Hole

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