Art Fun in Penang

Lots of street murals are burgeoning around the world, and Penang has not left behind in this. The street art painting was commissioned to a Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic who painted murals depicting characters and scenes in the inner city of Georgetown especially in the UNESCO Heritage Site.

street art penang cats

art penang street art boatman

My favourite mural in Penang is “Little Children on a Bicycle” and thankfully, I had managed to get this shot in Feb.

art penang street art kids on bicycle

Unfortunately, the mural was defaced with a political-theme graffiti about a month ago ๐Ÿ™ I saw the defaced version of it during my last visit in August and there were tourists taking photo of that mural but I didn’t want to because I was disappointed and angry that saboteurs would stoop that low to destroy a beautiful work of art just to send their message across!

(Update: The graffiti was successfully removed, the mural remains the same as before).

Another form of art painting is the 3D interactive museum. There are a few 3D interactive museums in Penang but the one which I went to was “Made in Penang” which let visitors explore the island via 30 interactive trick art paintings in a whole new dimension.

The 3D museum also has a Diorama Gallery showcasing life at the waterfront of Penang in the early 20th century.

art penang 3d museum diorama gallery

And then having fun posing with these 3D murals!

art penang 3d museum fat lady trishaw

art penang 3d museum as light as feather


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  1. It’s such a pity about the street art being defaced, even though everyone has different points of view it’s shameful that people would ruin someone else’s artistic expression. It might end up covered in a plastic sheet like they do with the U.K. artist Banksy which quite frankly makes it look terrible.

    1. My mum recently came back from Penang and she learnt that another mural suffered some damage by inconsiderate citizens. It was restored but not the same anymore ๐Ÿ™

  2. I was in Penang in February this year, I enjoyed a lot walking in the center of Georgetown discovering the street art. I saw the children on the bicycle and it was one of my favorites… So sad to hear that it has been defaced with a graffiti ๐Ÿ™ I had not heard about the 3D interactive museum, seems cool! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I think there are about three 3D interactive museums now in Penang, and this kind of museum is found in other countries too (HK, South Korea) – I guess the fad is catching on ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I love all these murals, such a fun way to brighten up a place. A friend is actually just back from Penang (Tales from Taliena) and has seen a few of the same ones, including the bicycle which seems to have been restored thankfully. #mondayescapes

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