Tag: maxwell road

Ruins of Maxwell Road

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Derelict shophouses at the old (and now closed) Maxwell Road in the heart George Town.

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Penang Street Art (Murals in the Ruins)

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Several art works found on the walls of this ruined heritage house in the now cleared Maxwell Road, George Town. This was one of the locations used for the Different Strokes street art festival too.

Walking through Ruins (Five Foot Way)

Ruined Walkway The five foot way of the old ruined shophouses of Maxwell Road, which is now closed for further development.

Penang Street Art (The Blind Wall by Sath)

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A street art mural by Spanish artist Sath for the Different Strokes street art festival held in Penang. This mural, along with several others, can be found at the derelict shophouses located along the now closed Maxwell Road in George Town.

Penang Street Art (MAS @ Different Strokes)

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Likely part of the street art created during the Different Strokes art exhibition at the derelict shophouses located along the old Maxwell Road in George Town.

Penang Street Art: Different Strokes Street Art Exhibition

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In April, Hin Bus Depot Art Centre and UK’s Graffiti Prints launched a collaborative project that featured street arts from various international artists (15 of them) at several areas in George Town, one of them being the old ruined shophouses located along Maxwell Road (Jalan Maxwell). The decaying walls and ruined structures of the once thriving area made up a nice canvas for the display of the street arts.

The project was titled Different Strokes street art exhibition and the art works can also be found at the Hin Bus Depot Art Centre.

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Some of the art works found in the ruined buildings as shown above.

Penang Street Art (“Different Strokes” Street Art by Sabek and Whatson)

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A recent collaborative street art by artists Martin Whatson of Norway and Sabek of Spain for the Different Strokes street art festival held in April. This mural can be found at one of the abandoned units of shophouses at the old Maxwell Road.

Maxwell Road: The Old Derelict Shophouses

Maxwell Road Abandoned Houses

Maxwell Road Abandoned Houses

Maxwell Road Abandoned Houses

Row of abandoned shophouses along Maxwell Road, George Town.

George Town Street View: Maxwell Road

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Maxwell Road (or Jalan Maxwell) is a small road located at the heart of George Town and was named after Sir William Edward Maxwell, a colonial secretary and the Acting Governor of the Straits Settlements in Singapore between 1893 and 1894. The road used to be thriving with businesses and its row of shophouses were occupied by traders due to a nearby market which existed back then. However, after the market was moved out of the area, the road now only consists of empty, derelict and abandoned pre-war style shophouses.

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