Month: January 2014

Kek Lok Si lighted up for Chinese New Year

Kek Lok Si
Kek Lok Si will be lighted up at night for a month in view of the Chinese New Year.

Penang Street Art (Mural @ Cheah Kongsi)

Cats Mural @ Cheah Kongsi
Wall mural at the Cheah Kongsi, Armenian Street in George Town.

George Town Street View: Ah Quee Street

Ah Quee Street

Ah Quee Street

Ah Quee Street

Ah Quee Street

Ah Quee Street

Ah Quee Street (Lebuh Ah Quee), is an old street in George Town which is named after Kapitan China Chung Keng Kwee. An influential figure during his time, Kapitan Chung Keng Kwee (also known as ‘Ah Kwee’, hence the street name) presented this street to the local municipality after having demolished his shophouses to make way for the road.

A few murals can be found on the ancient walls of the street such as the popular one by Ernest Zachaveric as shown below;

Ah Quee Street Art Mural

George Town Street View: Getting Ready for Chinese New Year

CNY Street
Red lanterns adorning the streets in George Town in preparation for the upcoming week’s Chinese New Year celebration.

Penang Street Art (The Boy Behind the Wall)

art136
An art mural at Ernest Zacharevic‘s “Art is Rubbish/Rubbish is Art” exhibition in Hin Company Bus Depot, George Town.

Ernest Zacharevic’s “Art is Rubbish/Rubbish is Art”

zacha01

zacha02

zacha03b

zacha08

zacha07

zacha06

zacha05

zacha04

zacha13

zacha12

zacha11

zacha10

zacha09

zacha14

zacha16

zacha17

zacha15

Art is Rubbish/Rubbish is Art is an ongoing art exhibition displaying the fine works of Ernest Zacharevic (the artist who helped propelled Penang into a street art sensation). The exhibition is open to the public for free and will be running from 17 January until 14 February. This first solo exhibition by the artist will feature a number of his popular art pieces and will be held at the Hin Company Bus Depot, a former bus depot site in George Town which has been abandoned for a long time. For more info, please visit the Facebook page HERE.

For the Map/Location of the bus depot:
hindepotmap

Penang Street Art (The Girl in Blue)

art135
An art mural at Ernest Zacharevic‘s “Art is Rubbish/Rubbish is Art” exhibition in Hin Company Bus Depot, George Town.

Penang Street Art (The Girl in White)

art134
This latest art mural painted by Ernest Zacharevic can be found on a stone slab of a ruined wall atop a rocky beach near Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah.

For the location, please click HERE.

George Town Street View: A Vintage Hotel

Vintage Hotel
The back view of the old Hotel Central at George Town.

%d bloggers like this: