Daily Archives: July 30, 2017

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Penang Street Art: Metal Caricatures

In 2009 the Penang State Government organized an Art Challenge called the “Marking of George Town” as a way of marking Georgetown’s status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Won by the company Sculpture At Work, their idea was to epitomize the history of Georgetown, Penang, with wrought iron metal caricatures enabling both residents and visitors to appreciate the past. Humorous and laden with historical facts, I have compiled a list of some of these metal caricatures which I came across during my Penang travel. ”Jimmy Choo” “This is the place where the famous show designer Jimmy Choo started his […]

Penang Street Art: Mural Collection

With its plethora of street art that reflects the multiculturalism and diversity of its residents, George Town has transformed into a world- class attraction famous for its heritage and culture. Here I have listed some of the fascinating artwork I came across during my travel across Penang Island, Malaysia.   Mural By Ernest Zacharevic Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic was commissioned in 2012 by the Penang Municipal Council to create the murals in different parts of the old town. The result was artwork that is engaging, mesmerizing and appreciated by both tourists and locals alike. “Little Boy with Pet Dinosaur” Description: […]