Month: August 2015

Penang Street Art: The “Jalur Gemilang” Flag Mural

Jalur Gemilang Mural

Jalur Gemilang Mural

The flag of Malaysia (also called the “Jalur Gemilang” painted on a wall along Madras Lane, George Town.

The Flags of City Hall

Merdeka Day City Hall

Today (31 August) marks the Merdeka Day or Hari Merdeka of Malaysia. This is the 58th national day since Malaysia’s independence in 1957.

George Town Street View: Malay Street Ghaut (II)

Malay Street Ghaut

Malay Street Ghaut

Malay Street Ghaut

Malay Street Ghaut is an extended area and road of Malay Street. The Malay Street itself was reportedly named after a Malay village located around the Acheen Street Mosque.

George Town Street View: A Three-Storey Heritage House

A Three-Storey Heritage House

The facade of an old three-storey heritage townhouse at Malay Street, George Town.

Penang Street Art (The Bearded Face)

Gabriel Pitcher Art

A large mural depicting the face of a bearded man painted by UK artist Gabriel Pitcher in conjunction with the Different Strokes street art festival held in Penang a couple of months ago. This art work can be found at Muntri Street, George Town.

A Quiet Day at Stewart Lane

Stewart Lane View

A typical street scene of Stewart Lane, George Town.

George Town Street View: C.Y. Choy Road (Jalan C.Y. Choy)

C.Y. Choy Road View

C.Y. Choy Road View

C.Y. Choy Road View

C.Y. Choy Road View

C.Y. Choy Road View

C.Y. Choy Road View

C.Y. Choy Road View

Formerly known as Bridge Street, this road was renamed as C.Y. Choy Road (or Jalan C.Y. Choy) in the 1980s in honor of the third and last mayor of George Town. During his tenure as a mayor in the 1960s, Choy was reportedly also known as the “Quiet Mayor of George Town” due to his low profile, until the Federal Government discontinued the local elections for cities.

Penang Street Art (The Camera Artillery by CodeFC)

CodeFC

Behind the mural painted by Alexface in Nagore Mews is a stencil art work from UK street artist CodeFC. This stencil mural seems to feature a camera-like artillery or cannon.

For this street art location, please go HERE.

You may also find several of CodeFC’s works scattered across George Town.

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