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Tourists and travellers line up under the hot sun just to get a photos of the two kids on a bicycle, arguably the most famous street art in Penang. Located on Lebuh Armenian.

From The Magazine,Feature Article,Travel 3Sixty,AirAsia,Inflight Magazine,Malaysia,Penang,Penang Street Arts,Off the wall,Street Arts,Arts,Wall painting,Too Narrow,rickshaw,Hokkien

The wrought-iron caricature 'Too Narrow' depicts the hand-pulled rickshaw of the bygone era, once the most popular form of transportation in Penang. The purple wall draws the attention of passersby with the face of a boy whispering in Hokkien.

From The Magazine,Feature Article,Travel 3Sixty,AirAsia,Inflight Magazine,Malaysia,Penang,Penang Street Arts,Off the wall,Street Arts,Arts,Wall painting,Narrowest Five Foot Way,kaki lima,Lorong Stewart

The 'Narrowest Five Foot Way' marks the the 'kaki lima' (five-foot way) of Wan Hai Hotel and believed to the narrowest in Penang. Located on Lorong Stewart.

From The Magazine,Feature Article,Travel 3Sixty,AirAsia,Inflight Magazine,Malaysia,Penang,Penang Street Arts,Off the wall,Street Arts,Arts,Wall painting,Cheah Kongsi,Lebuh Armenian,Cats and Humans Happily Living Together,human-looking cats,cats

The colourfully painted image of human-looking cats adorn a wall within the Cheah Kongsi compound on Lebuh Armenian in this piece named 'Cats and Humans Happily Living Together'.

From The Magazine,Feature Article,Travel 3Sixty,AirAsia,Inflight Magazine,Malaysia,Penang,Penang Street Arts,Off the wall,Street Arts,Arts,Wall painting,orange cat,Gat Lebuh Armenian,Khoo Kongsi

'Skippy' is a larger-than-life orange cat that adorns the massive wall located on Gat Lebuh Armenian, just a stone’s throw away from Khoo Kongsi.

From The Magazine,Feature Article,Travel 3Sixty,AirAsia,Inflight Magazine,Malaysia,Penang,Penang Street Arts,Off the wall,Street Arts,Arts,Wall painting,Love Me Like Your Fortune Cat,Gat Lebuh Armenian, Skippy,cat

'Love Me Like Your Fortune Cat' is another cute cat street art located on Gat Lebuh Armenian, just right opposite Skippy.

From The Magazine,Feature Article,Travel 3Sixty,AirAsia,Inflight Magazine,Malaysia,Penang,Penang Street Arts,Off the wall,Street Arts,Arts,Wall painting,street artworks,Straits Quay Penang

One of the newer street artworks in Penang, this image of a girl holding balloons (made of black plastic bags) is located by the marina of Straits Quay Penang.

From The Magazine,Feature Article,Travel 3Sixty,AirAsia,Inflight Magazine,Malaysia,Penang,Penang Street Arts,Off the wall,Street Arts,Arts,Wall painting,street artworks,Lorong Tok Aka,Pak Thang-Ah Kay,Hokkien,Coppersmith's Street

Located on Lorong Tok Aka, 'Then & Now' is a historical reminder of the street, called Pak Thang-Ah Kay (in Hokkien) or Coppersmith's Street, and home to brass and copper artisans.

From The Magazine,Feature Article,Travel 3Sixty,AirAsia,Inflight Magazine,Malaysia,Penang,Penang Street Arts,Off the wall,Street Arts,Arts,Wall painting,street artworks,Lebuh Ah Quee,Tamil Muslim hawkers,nasi kandar

Located on Lebuh Ah Quee, the Kandar wrought-iron caricature tells the origin of nasi kandar – home-cooked dishes and rice in containers slung on both ends of a kandar (a wooden stick) and sold by Tamil Muslim hawkers.

From The Magazine,Feature Article,Travel 3Sixty,AirAsia,Inflight Magazine,Malaysia,Penang,Penang Street Arts,Off the wall,Street Arts,Arts,Wall painting,street artworks,Tua Pek Kong Temple,Temple,Lion Dance,Lebuh Armenian

'Lion Dance' adorns the wall of a shop located on Lebuh Armenian, just around the corner from the famous Tua Pek Kong Temple.

From The Magazine,Feature Article,Travel 3Sixty,AirAsia,Inflight Magazine,Malaysia,Penang,Penang Street Arts,Off the wall,Street Arts,Arts,Wall painting,street artworks,Bruce Lee,tourist

Bruce Lee kicks into action in this street art near an alley off the main tourist area.

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Why limit your visit to an art gallery when you can walk the streets of George Town and explore quirky street art by Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic, as well as wrought iron installations that depict Penang’s history and urban culture. 

Photography: Adam Lee 

From The Magazine,Feature Article,Travel 3Sixty,AirAsia,Inflight Magazine,Malaysia,Penang,Penang Street Arts,Off the wall,Street Arts,Arts,Wall painting,Brothers and sisters on a swing,Chulia Street,swing

This mural on the wall of a printing warehouse in an alleyway off Chulia Street uses the natural textures of the crumbling brick wall to create depth and interest to the seemingly commonplace depiction of a boy and girl enjoying their time together on a swing.

From The Magazine,Feature Article,Travel 3Sixty,AirAsia,Inflight Magazine,Malaysia,Penang,Penang Street Arts,Off the wall,Street Arts,Arts,Wall painting,The awaiting trishaw man,trishaw man,trishaw,Penang Road

This 15.2 by 15.2 metre mural along Penang Road shows a weary old trishaw operator waiting for customers. As trishaws were a very popular mode of transport in the past, this piece of art pays tribute to those men who transported people and goods in the island.

From The Magazine,Feature Article,Travel 3Sixty,AirAsia,Inflight Magazine,Malaysia,Penang,Penang Street Arts,Off the wall,Street Arts,Arts,Wall painting,Cultural Girls,Lebuh Armenian, Japanese Manga art

This art piece on Lebuh Armenian depicts girls from the three main races of Malaysia in traditional Chinese garb. With a broad nod to a highly cutesy style of art, reminiscent of Japanese Manga art, this piece portrays racial harmony.

From The Magazine,Feature Article,Travel 3Sixty,AirAsia,Inflight Magazine,Malaysia,Penang,Penang Street Arts,Off the wall,Street Arts,Arts,Wall painting,Ah Quee,Lebuh Ah Quee,Kapitan Chung Keng Kwee

Wrought iron street art looks like pencil sketches on a coloured canvas. Mostly two-dimensional, this piece is located on Lebuh Ah Quee, a street named after Kapitan Chung Keng Kwee. The artwork shows a foreigner trying to pronounce the kapitan’s name while the portly kapitan agrees goodhumouredly to all his mispronunciations.

From The Magazine,Feature Article,Travel 3Sixty,AirAsia,Inflight Magazine,Malaysia,Penang,Penang Street Arts,Off the wall,Street Arts,Arts,Wall painting,Children playing basketballs,Lebuh Chulia,multi-dimensional art

Located on Lebuh Chulia, a real goal post and a half embedded ball work together with the mural to create a multi-dimensional art piece.

From The Magazine,Feature Article,Travel 3Sixty,AirAsia,Inflight Magazine,Malaysia,Penang,Penang Street Arts,Off the wall,Street Arts,Arts,Wall painting,Magic,magician,body-severing act,Lebuh Armenian

The clever use of collapsible door panels depicts a magician showcasing a ‘body-severing’ act on a shophouse in Lebuh Armenian.

From The Magazine,Feature Article,Travel 3Sixty,AirAsia,Inflight Magazine,Malaysia,Penang,Penang Street Arts,Off the wall,Street Arts,Arts,Wall painting,Yeoh,Chulia Street,Yeoh Kongsi,clan house

This piece in Chulia Street celebrates the Yeoh Kongsi that was established in 1836. In the past, a kongsi or clan house/clan took care of the welfare and social well-being of newly arrived migrants from mainland China to Straits settlements like Penang. Here, a clan elder identifies Yeoh clan members as they arrive at the port.

From The Magazine,Feature Article,Travel 3Sixty,AirAsia,Inflight Magazine,Malaysia,Penang,Penang Street Arts,Off the wall,Street Arts,Arts,Wall painting,Kungfu Girl,Lebuh Muntri

Using real awnings for support, the painted girl on the wall of a shoplot on Lebuh Muntri performs a balancing act.

From The Magazine,Feature Article,Travel 3Sixty,AirAsia,Inflight Magazine,Malaysia,Penang,Penang Street Arts,Off the wall,Street Arts,Arts,Wall painting,Boy on Chair,Lebuh Cannon

A little boy inches his way to reach a hole in the wall in Lebuh Cannon. The chair he is perched on is real while the assortment of objects around this painting has changed a few times.

From The Magazine,Feature Article,Travel 3Sixty,AirAsia,Inflight Magazine,Malaysia,Penang,Penang Street Arts,Off the wall,Street Arts,Arts,Wall painting,Kopi 'O',coffee culture,coffee,kopi kau

An amusing take on the urban fascination with coffee culture. An urbanite calls for a tall, double shot, decaf espresso. The local server distills the order into the local lingo and shouts out for a kopi kau, which simply means ‘strong coffee’.

GETTING THERE AirAsia flies to Penang from Kuala LumpurSingapore, Bangkok and other destinations. For flight info and lowest fares, visit www.airasia.com.

From The Magazine,Feature Article,Travel 3Sixty,AirAsia,Inflight Magazine,Malaysia,Penang,Penang Street Arts,Off the wall,Street Arts,Arts,Wall painting,Awesome Penang Travel Guide

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