Penang Street Art

In the last few years since 2012, Penang Street Art has become a very popular tourist attraction in the old part of the city, so much so that you will often find crowds of people waiting to have their photo taken in front of the wall paintings.

There are a number of official street arts in Georgetown, painted by a young Lithuanian artist named Ernest Zacharevic.

Here are some of his paintings :

Kids on Bicycle Penang Street Art"Kids on Bicycle" is located along Armenian Street.
Old Motorcycle street art in Georgetown PenangPainting of a boy sitting on an "Old Motorcycle", located in (Lebuh) Ah Quee Street, just to the North of Armenian Street.
Old Man Penang Street ArtA painting of an "Old Man" is located on the corner of Armenian Street and Cannon Street.
Boy on Chair Penang Street ArtJust around the corner on Cannon Street towards the Acheh Street Mosque, you will find this "Boy on Chair" painting.

Penang Street Art Kungfu GirlLess than 10 minutes walk from Armenian Street you can find the "Kungfu Girl" painted on the side of a building along Muntri Street.

Penang Street Art Trishaw ManIf you continue walking up Muntri Street you come to Penang Road. Turn right and you will find the "Trishaw Man" on the side of a building in a car park, in front of the Red Garden Food Court.

There are also a number of unofficial street art paintings popping up every now and again as these ones below :

Penang Street Art - Children on a SwingThis painting of a couple of Children on a Swing is located down a small side street just off of Gat Lebuh Chulia.
Street Art - Children Playing BasketballDirectly opposite on the other side of Gat Lebuh Chulia you will find this painting of Children Playing Basketball.
Painted Street Bollard in Georgetown PenangEven the street bollards have not escaped the new street art craze in Penang. This one is on a small lane, Lorong Soo Hong, between Armenian and Ah Quee streets.

Penang Street Art Location Map :

You can pick up a copy of the Penang Street Art Brochure which includes a location map, from the Tourist Information Offices on Beach Street or just behind Fort Cornwallis. Or if you are lucky, your hotel may have some copies.

If not, you can always download a copy here :

Welded Iron Wall Caricatures George Town Penang

There are also dozens of metal sculptures scattered around the old part of the city, mainly showing life as it was in the early days of settlement.

Here are just a small sample of them :

wall caricatures in Ah Quee Street Georgetown Penang

On Ah Quee Street is one of the welded iron wall caricatures. This one tells the story of Kapitan Chung Keng Kwee, who donated his house so there could be vehicular access to the street, which now bears his name.

Wall caricature on Armenian Street Penang

Wall caricature on Armenian Street celebrating the float procession held in the Year of the Tiger.

Iron wall caricature - Firemen

Iron wall caricature on Gat Lebuh Chulia near the fire station.