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 :
There are also a number of unofficial street art paintings popping up every now and again as these ones below :
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 :
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 :
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 celebrating the float procession held in the Year of the Tiger.
Iron wall caricature on Gat Lebuh Chulia near the fire station.