Georgetown: Heritage and Street Art in Penang, Malaysia

Georgetown is Penang's capital city. It is a cultural heritage treasure trove and a lively street art city. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is situated on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It has an elaborate history, diverse architecture, and cultural mix that have made an eternal impact on the city roads and alleyways. 

In this article, we will explore the magic of Georgetown. Moreover, we will also discuss its heritage sites and the common street art that covers its architecture. So, if you plan to book Malaysia holiday packages or are looking for some Malaysia family holiday packages, you must add this to your list. 

George Town Street Art

Once you are done booking Malaysia family holiday packages from Nitsa Holidays. Here are the Street Art you should visit:

Armenian Street

Let's begin your street art tour by going to Armenian St. It is a 5-minute walk to the heart of the backpacker's scene on Chulia St. Proceed to the most famous "Bicycle Girl" sculpture on this street. Also, see the installation, which portrays racial harmony in Penang. The costumes of up to three girls are traditional attire from three different ethnicities: Chinese, Indian, and Malay. "The Two Kids on a Bicycle" was the most famous work by Ernest Zacharevic in 2012. It significantly contributed to the instant fame of Penang as a street art city.

Cannon Street

The Armenian Street-Lebuh Ah Quee lane is where you shall find the first ‘Roti Seller’ artwork painted on the wall. Walk straight; before you are at the ‘Playing a Scary Trick’ mural on Armenian Street, do have a left. In this sector, you will encounter ‘Roti Seller,’ ‘Two Men Pushing a Door,’ ‘Chinese Woman Praying at Hanging Alter,’ ‘Aboriginal People,’ and ‘Flying Diamond’ murals.

Beach Street

Beach Street is a long stretch of road with few artworks. You will see ‘The Very Strange Machine,’ ‘Flower Ice Cream,’ and ‘Little Girl Walking on Numbered Tiles.’ The Art Lane on Beach Street is a small, well-painted banner that marks a tiny gallery close to a shop.

Chew Jetty

Chew Jetty is the largest waterfront village in the heart of Georgetown. If you want to come here, you will have to come to Armenian Street at the farthest end. You can find Penang's public art, like 'Auntie and Grandson Smiling,' 'Woman on a Vespa,' 'Trishaw in the Window,' and 'Folklore by the Sea.'

Iron Rod Street Art in Penang

The Marking George Town Project, or the Iron Rod Street Art in Penang, will be introduced here. The project presents a series of 52 steel rod pieces in George Town throughout the city. They include 'The Portuguese Church and Chinese Street Gangs' and 'The Bald Coolies of Green Hall.' The report has two attachments where readers can find trade diplomacy.

To Sum Up

Georgetown gives you a taste of the vibrant cultural mosaic of Malaysia. The city invites visitors to wander its streets and peel back the layers of stories hidden in the city's moving architecture. Georgetown inspires an exceptional spirit and makes what’s an ordinary visit a memorable experience. So, book your Malaysia tour package today and enjoy the history.