This year’s Heritage Day celebration and festival are being held from 7th to 9th July at the heart of the heritage zone in George Town, such as the areas around Armenian Street, Kampung Kolam and Ah Quee Street. The theme for this year’s festival is “Walk the Talk: Oral Traditions and Expressions”, which showcases the local communities’ culture and language/dialect such as Indian Muslim, Teochew, Malayalam and Telugu. There will be cultural shows, interactive activities and performances along with history-guided trails on the origins of the heritage streets in George Town.
The 3 days festival starts in the evening till the nights.
A small area with several art murals such as:
Candy Bird Street Art
Girl with the Bottles Balloon
A Thirst for Life
For other street art locations, please click HERE.
A street art mural found at the wall of a small alley at Kampung Kolam area, George Town.
Another art mural found at the mouth of a small alley that connects both Kampung Kolam area and Kapitan Keling Mosque Street in 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.
A street art mural depicting a girl holding on to a balloon made up of floating plastic bottles. This art work can be found at a back wall of a building at the Kampung Kolam area (or behind a row of shophouses facing Kapitan Keling Mosque Street) in George Town.
A large mural painted on the wall of a building in Kampung Kolam, George Town. This art work depicting what appears to be called the Borton Tree, or the Sahabi Tree, an ancient sacred tree in the Muslim world.
Ma’ Amah Mausoleum is an old mausoleum located right at the heritage area of George Town, in Kampung Kolam. It houses the grave of Cauder Mydin Merican, a renowned leader of the Indian Muslim community in Penang during the old days.
Came across this mural near Kampung Kolam area, along Carnarvon Street in George Town. It belongs to the wall of the Napkins Cafe.
Old townhouses along the street where Kampng Kolam Street and Carnarvon Street meet.