Month: December 2015

Penang Street Art (The Silat Master)

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This large art work portraying two people who appeared to be engaged in silat, a traditional Malay martial art, is the second mural painted by Russian street artist Julia Volchkova in Balik Pulau town, Penang.

For Volchkova’s other works in Penang, please refer HERE or for her Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/volchkovastreetart.

Penang Street Art (The Old Fisherman)

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A large art mural portraying an old fisherman mending a fishing net can be found at the side wall of an pre-war shophouse in Balik Pulau town, Penang. This amazing and vivid painting was done by Russian street artist Julia Volchkova. This is one of the two murals painted by her in Balik Pulau town.

For Volchkova’s other works in Penang, please refer HERE or for her Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/volchkovastreetart.

Penang Street Art (The Jungle Bird)

The Jungle Bird by Sabek

This large art mural depicting a bird in a jungle setting was painted by Spanish artist Sabek who came to Penang during the Urban Xchange 2015 street art festival. This painting can be found at the wall of Hotel Jen, facing 1st Avenue shopping mall at Lintang Street, George Town.

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George Town Street View: Chowrasta Road

Chowrasta Road

Chowrasta Road in George Town is a busy road during the morning due to the Chowrasta Market that is located there. It is one of the roads surrounding the Chowrasta Market, which was established by local Indian traders in the 19th century. The word “chowrasta” was found to actually refer to “four crossroads”, likely pointing towards the four roads surrounding the market.

George Town Street View: An Overgrowth Alley

An Overgrowth Alley

Every corner and alley of George Town can be seen as a portrait of forgotten time and history.

Evening at Ayer Itam Dam

Ayer Itam Dam Landscapes

Ayer Itam Dam Landscapes

Ayer Itam Dam Landscapes

A popular recreation area for the locals, the surrounding hills of Ayer Itam Dam host a number of forested paths for hiking, jungle trekking and cycling activities. The hills are also linked to the Penang Hill. The Ayer Itam Dam is the first dam to be built in Penang.

Ayer Itam: Hillside Houses

Hillside Houses

Hillside Houses

Houses at the slopes of the hills surrounding Ayer Itam valley.

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