Penang Street Art (Fish Lane Mural)

Sponsored by Nippon Paint Malaysia, this large art mural is located at Lorong Ikan (literally translated as Fish Lane). The art work depicts the historical story of the street, whereby vendors used to sell fish, dried salted fish and various spices during the old days. The mural is created and painted by a local artist named Chan Kai Lun.

George Town Street View: Fish Lane

Fish Lane

Fish Lane

Fish Lane

Fish Lane (or Lorong Ikan) is a small street in George Town that got its name due to the locals who were hanging salted fish to dry outside on the street back in the old days. The reasons being the area was close to a nearby marketplace and not many could afford a refrigerator at that time. There is also a wall art sculpture depicting the origin of the area.

Penang Street Art (of Chasing Cow and Fish)


A steel rod caricature located at Malay Street, George Town depicting the activities of the locals of Fish Lane and Malay Street during the old times. The area once housed a Malay village where cows were usually slaughtered by meat sellers while on the other side at Fish Lane (a small street intersecting with Malay Street), local fishermen can be seen making and selling salted fish. The area was once nearby the sea before the land exclamation of Beach Street coastal area.