A steel rod art sculpture depicting an Ironsmith at work, which also tells the origin of the Toh Aka Lane (Lorong Toh Aka) in George Town. Known locally in the old days as “Ironworks Street”, most of the people staying in this area were ironsmiths and the majority of them belonged to the Cheah clan.
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.
A street art mural found at the wall of a small alley at Kampung Kolam area, George Town.
Art murals painted by Candy Bird whose real name is Han Chun-Yueh, a Taiwanese street artist. His art works are usually inspired by the historical and social aspects of the places that he visits. These art works can be found at a small alley that connects both Kampung Kolam area and Kapitan Keling Mosque Street in George Town.
This steel rod art sculpture can be found beside the wall of a rattan shop in Chulia Street, George Town. The caricature depicts a mother buying a rattan cane while a boy was hiding behind the bush, for fear of the cane (or locally known as “rotan”). The rattan cane was commonly used as a ‘disciplinary tool’ back at home and in school during the old days.