Penang Street Art (PICAF Site 2: Karpal Singh Drive)

These container art works can be found just beside the McDonald’s restaurant at Karpal Singh Drive, Penang.

First mural:

A container art mural featuring the work of Julia Volchkova, who is no stranger to Penang’s street art scene. The mural depicts a little girl who built her city of dream.

Second mural:

A container art mural featuring the work of Kenji Chai, a local artist.

For the rest of the PICAF art works, please go HERE.

Cherry Blossoms in Penang

Known locally as Penang’s “sakura”, these cherry blossoms are Tecoma trees that produce flowers in white and pink colors. The flowers usually bloom during the dry season of the year, such as during February-April or in June-July period. These trees can be found at the Bayan Baru area in Bayan Lepas on the island side and Jalan Raja Uda area on the mainland side.

Persiaran Mahsuri, Bayan Baru area.


Penang Chinese New Year Festival: The Blue Lion

Lion dance performance during the Chinese New Year celebration at George Town. Lion dance in Penang was found to have started during the 1930s, whereby it was a tradition brought over by immigrants from southern China back then. Hence, the common lion dance here is the southern lion dance style. Usually performed during Chinese New Year or any major Chinese event, the lion dance is believed to bring luck and fortune.