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“A highlight of my time in Malaysia”

Street Art in George Town
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US$74.20*
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Half-Day Excursion to Wonderfood Museum Penang
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Dotted around the city are lots of pieces by Ernest Zacharevic, Lithuania's answer to Banksy. Most of them are interactive too, so you can sit on a bike or a swing and interact with the characters he has painted. Sometimes there are queues at his most famous pieces but they're never too long.

There are lots of other artists too. Look out for the many cats painted on walls, the unique 'Last Supper' (with Mickey Mouse, Marilyn Monroe, Darth Vader et al) and my particular favourite, the giant chicken guarding 'Chicken Alley'.

It's brilliant fun walking the streets, trying to see what you can find. I went to buy myself a bottle of water from a 7Eleven and spotted three pieces I'd never previously noticed. Another time I was walking down the road and spotted a group of three Japanese women photographing a building on the road opposite. When I looked up I saw another of Ernest Zacharevic's pieces!

My hotel provided me with a map of Georgetown with the locations of lots of the most famous pieces of art included. The map does not include all of the art - there is lots more to find, but that's half the fun.

Georgetown is a really beautiful UNESCO listed town that it's interesting to explore anyway, but add in the street art and it's a must-visit.

Thank Hux_JE
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We took private transport from Batu Ferringhi resort to Georgetown cost us MYR30 one way and it was worth it! It was a fun activity for us with young child walking around the streets hunting for the famous wall murals. Must of the murals are fading but still looks beautiful for photos. So many things to see in Georgetown and highly recommend it.

Thank lelitabw
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Best visit is morning or evening.its better to download the art map's first or take a pamplet from your hotel as the art were placed scattered all around.but its not far from each other.I didn't find some of it though.take your time if you want to find all arts.

Thank babygurl918303
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

I spent just 2 days in Penang but it was worth it! I enjoyed the exploring the city streets and its UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE Treasures. Truly a place that is proud of its heritage and its history. You can see it their street art and the stories written on them. I would love to visit this place again and discover more of their hidden treasures.

Thank CJ3967
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

There is street art all over in Penang, and there is even a map available, showing the route to walk around so you don't miss anything.

Georgetown is a mix of every culture imaginable to start with, and the street art certainly adds to its reputation. You can stop and look as much as you like and won't find anyone with their hand out for tips, nice as it would be to reward them for their work.

Thank Annechad
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