One of the joys of George Town is wandering the streets scoping out the street art. The streets are rambling with tiny archways and uneven footpaths, while the buildings are painted in whites and pastels that are peeling exposing wooden beams and crumbling bricks. Much of the street art is incorporated into it adding to the incredible charm of this heritage listed city. Some are quite noticeable, as they can span the entire height of a building.
Others are more discreet, like the image below - painted around tree roots sprouting through the wall of a building. Some are completely hidden. New ones are cropping up more and more frequently as older ones fade away. There are plenty of free guides online to help you locate them, hostels and hotels will provide really comprehensive maps too - but if you are like me part of the fun is hunting them out while on a walk or bike ride or just stumbling onto them.
The murals painted by the Lithuanian born artist are arguably some of the most popular - in part because they use items that let you interact like old bikes and swings.Chances are you may have to wait in a queue to grab a snap shot of some of these. He was originally commissioned to paint a series of murals, titled "Mirrors of George Town" for the 2012 George Town Festival but has since contributed more.
Marking George Town
These wrought iron sculptures on certain street corners show case anecdotal tidbits of history and scenes of life around the area.
101 Lost Kittens
This collection of art works are by Thai born artist Natthapon Muangkliang and Malay artists Louise Low and Tang Yeok Khang. I only managed to find 78 of the 101. Their purpose is to raise awareness and promote care of stray animals.
Murals by Various Other Artists
The popularity of street art spurned on by Zacharevic encouraged private commissions by local businesses and hotels done by local Malay artists and foreign artists from all over the world. New ones are cropping up more and more frequently as older ones fade away. Here are a few mages of others I found on my wanderings around George Town.