Penang Street Art

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The most intresting scenes on the streets of Penang today is the street art of George Town.

Two of the most intresting art form that show the life in Penang are the Steel Rod Sculptures and Wall Murals in George Town

George Town Steel Rod Sculptures are by Sculpture At Work, a Kuala Lumpur-based company, which won 'The Marking George Town — An Idea Competition for a Unesco World Heritage Site’ in April 2010; organized by the Penang State Government on 7 September, 2009.

The design was selected as the most cost effective, robust and requires less maintenance. Its design concept which is voices from the people will make George Town unique and more interesting to visitors, young and old. Witty caricature sculptures are installed at the various buildings there of the historic enclave of George Town.
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However, it was the murals by Ernest Zacharevic that have helped to position George Town as a showcase of street art in George Town.

Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic has changed the streets and buildings of Penang with his beautiful wall painting of children all across the historical enclave of George Town. The 2012 George Town Festival commissioned Ernest Zacharevic to add his murals in the city. Today, Penang is well known for her street art and soon after many towns in Malaysia has got their streets beautifully painted by Ernest, free or by commission!

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Virtual Tour: Penang Street Art on GIS - Online Map (comprehensive)

Or Location of Penang Street Art on Google: Penang Street Art Map

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Best place to stay to see the street art: Hotels in George Town