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.
My favourite mural in Penang is “Little Children on a Bicycle” and thankfully, I had managed to get this shot in Feb.
Unfortunately, the mural was defaced with a political-theme graffiti about a month ago 🙁 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.
And then having fun posing with these 3D murals!