Tag: arts

Hin Bus Depot: Sunday Pop Up Market

Hin Bus Depot‘s Sunday Pop Up Market serves as an avenue for various community activities including a small market featuring handmade products for sale by various individual sellers or small traders as well as performances by artists or musicians.

Hin Bus Depot is located at Gurdwara Road (or Brick Kiln Road), George Town.

George Town Street View: A Bus Stop Art


Some bus stops in George Town have art works depicting the area’s history together with a brief description of the area’s origin such as this one pictured here.

Penang George Town Festival

Penang George Town Festival

The Penang George Town Festival that ended recently is a month-long celebration of arts and cultural performance which is held annually (normally during mid-year, July to August period). Every year, the event attracts thousands of visitors and many art performers from around the world, quickly becoming one of Asia’s must see events. The George Town Festival was launched in 2010 as a recognition of George Town’s designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

George Town Street Arts at Night

Night Mural
Armenian Street.

Night Mural
Ah Quee Street.

Night Mural
Cannon Street.

Arguably the three most famous art murals as painted (and repainted again early this year) by Ernest Zacharevic, taken at night in George Town.

For the street arts location, please go here: https://travel2penang.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/penang-street-art-map-part-1/

Penang Street Art (Girl at Bawasah Road)


This large and colorful mural at Bawasah Road is part of a series of murals drawn for Urban Xchange Street Art Festival. Organised by a Berlin-based urban arts centre and Hin Bus Depot Art Centre, the festival will have murals painted by international artists from many different countries (as well as local artists) at various spots in George Town.

The location of the mural at Bawasah Road. Bawasah Road is a small road crossing Nagore Road in George Town.

George Town Festival 2013


Held for a period of one month annually to commemorate George Town’s 2008 recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage site status, the George Town Festival is the biggest event in Penang showcasing various works of arts, performance, music and film. This year, the festival will be running from 7th June to 7th July 2013. The official launching of the event will be on the 8th June 2013, 3.00pm at the Esplanade with a kite-flying ceremony featuring various kite makers and kite flyers from the Philippines, Cambodia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

For further information, please visit http://georgetownfestival.com/.

George Town Festival 2012

Updated a new simpler theme for this site and just to share some info on the George Town Festival 2012. The George Town Festival is jointly organized by the Penang State Government, Penang Municipal Council, George Town World Heritage Inc and Penang Global Tourism.

For more info on this, please visit georgetownfestival.com

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